Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

I was determined to put my slow cooker to use and decided kill two birds with one stone by also making pulled pork for the first time. After reading so many times about the wonders of the slow cooker for winter time BBQ, I decided to use a simple recipe so that I could see the pork by itself and then try a bottled sauce as well.

Simple Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
3 lbs Pork Shoulder
Salt and Pepper
Water
1 Bottle of BBQ Sauce

Season pork shoulder with salt and pepper. Place in slow cooker and add water until the bottom of the slow cooker is covered. Set to low for 8 hours. Once shoulder is ready, take shoulder out of slow cooker and let rest 15 minutes. While the meat is resting, remove liquid from slow cooker and add BBQ sauce of choice to slow cooker bowl. Begin shredding meat from shoulder and place in the bowl. Mix with sauce. Return bowl to slow cooker and cook 30 minutes on high. Serve and enjoy. I use a Texas style sauce from World Market, which was bold and just a tiny bit spicy.


Mini Pulled Pork Sandwiches

I initially made some mini pulled pork sandwiches, but decided to use the leftovers with some cauliflower puree. Looks like cauliflower is good for something after all.

Cauliflower Puree
1 Head of Cauliflower chopped into 1-1.5 inch florets
1 cup Water, Milk or Stock
3 Cloves of Garlic
Olive Oil
3 tbsp Butter
Salt and Pepper

Take cauliflower florets and place in a shallow sauce pan with 1 cup milk, water, or stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer covered for 10 minutes or until tender. While cauliflower is cooking, roast 3 cloves of garlic with olive oil in a foil pouch. Place 3 tbsp. butter, garlic and oil, cauliflower florets, salt and pepper in a food processor and blend until desired consistency is reached. Use remaining liquid in sauce pan to thin out the mixture in food processor by adding a little at a time. Season to taste.


Pulled Pork Over Cauliflower Puree

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2 responses to “Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

  1. KWu March 9, 2011 at 10:03 am

    How big is your slow cooker? I have a smaller one and have no visualization abilities whatsoever to have an idea of how much 3 pounds of pork shoulder is.

    • sykickray March 9, 2011 at 7:03 pm

      I have a 5qt slow cooker, but there was plenty of room left. As long as the food fits comfortably under the lid, you should be good to go!

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