Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Lots of pork
--Old South Pulled Pork on a Bun

Old South Pulled Pork on a Bun
The 150 Best Slow Cooker Recipes Copyright 2001

1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 onions, finely chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp cracked black peppercorns
1 cup tomato-based chili sauce
¼ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup cider vinegar
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp liquid smoke I used smoked paprika
1 boneless pork shoulder, trimmed of excess fat, about 3 pounds
Kaiser or onion buns, halved and warmed

1. In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and cook until soft. Add garlic, chili powder, and pepper and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add chili sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and liquid smoke. Stir to combine and bring to a boil.
2. Place pork in slow cooker stoneware and pour sauce over. Cover and cook on LOW for 10 to 12 hours or on HIGH for 6 hours, until pork is falling apart.
3. Transfer pork to a cutting board and pull the meat apart in shreds, using two forks. Return to sauce and keep warm. When ready to serve, spoon shredded pork and sauce over warm buns.

Serves 6 to 8.

I got a good deal on a big hunk of pork for about $5. I made enough pork for 3-4 meals with this recipe. We had this on buns and then a couple of weeks later I mixed the pork with cheese, added some ground chipotle chili and made pork quesadillas using multi-grain tortillas. I still have more in the freezer.

It was good but the sauce wasn't that thick, maybe because I had a larger piece of pork than the recipe called for. Often a recipe for pulled pork will call for adding more sauce after the pork is cooked and I might prefer it that way.

Blast From The Past: Barbecued-Pork Burritos with Chopped Salad from March 2006. I could use the rest of the pork in that recipe.

No Question of the Day. I have a headache and can't think of one. Happy Halloween!


ThursdayNext said...

Happy Halloween, Paula! :)

Bunny_lover said...

Sorry you have a headache!

Happy Halloween!

Jennifer said...

Hey we are having pulled pork for dinner tonight, too. I put a hunk of pork (usually boney country style ribs, still frozen) into the crockpot with a couple cups of beef broth and some onion then cook on low for 8 or so hours. Then I shred it, add sauce and cook it in the oven for an hour or so. Sometimes I make sauce but most of the time I use bottled.

Hope you feel better soon...I had a screaming headache a few weeks ago and the next day was the beginning of a two week cold....I hope this doesn't happen to you.

Happy Halloween!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Mmmhhh, that looks wonderful! Scrumptious!