BBQ, easy dinner, make ahead meals, nachos, pork, pulled pork, slaw, tacos
I have a love affair with pork. If I had to chose between beef or pork I would always choose pork. It is just delish!
I love a good pulled pork sandwich. Making pulled pork in your slow cooker has got to be one of the easiest things to do. Not only does it take 10 minutes to assemble but it freezes well and can be made into many different dinners.
All you need is pork butt, pork rib roast or pork shoulder, a good rub, a cup of cola/beer/stock, cider vinegar, Worcester sauce, an onion, 1 cup of BBQ sauce and you are ready to go. Pulled pork needs to be made 24 hours inadvance so a little planning can go along way.
You need ~ 2 kilos of pork. Dice it into cubes and season well with your dry rub. Sometimes I do this the day before and let it sit in the fridge.. But you don’t need too. You can make your own dry rub, or buy it. I make my own and I use equal parts salt, white sugar and brown sugar, coffee, paprika, garlic and onion powder, dry mustard etc. Mix it up and save the rest in a Masson jar in your pantry. You can use it for anything! Chicken, steaks, pork chops… It is terrific.
You need a cup of liquid. Today I used cola. Good cause it keeps it gluten free… Beer is also delish.
Start with your slow cooker.
Toss in 1 diced onion. Add in your seasoned pork, top with 1 cup of liquid of your choice, add 1/4 cup Worchester sauce and apple cider vinegar. Set to low for 12 hours or high for 8.
After the pork is cooked, remove from crockpot and shred. Save 2 cups of cooking liquid and drain the rest. Place shredded meat back into pot and top with 1 cup of bbq sauce and cooking liquid.
This freezes extremely well. And you can serve it a number of ways.
On a bun topped with a slaw.
Pulled pork topped baked potato
Pulled pork tacos with creamy avocado and cilantro
I can’t wait to hear how you liked it!
Miriam Fitzgerald said:
Monica, I made this last night, and it was a hit! i used a pork shoulder and cola.