Pulled pork cooked using a smoker is delicious, but since I don't have a smoker, my trusty old crock pot did the job for me. And it was delicious! Lesson learned: You don't need an expensive BBQ smoker to make excellent pulled pork, just a slow cooker and a good recipe!
This recipe is from the website "The Other White Meat". It is interesting to note that the meat Americans prefer most is beef, followed by chicken, then pork. Last on the list are turkey, seafood and lamb. But in our household, pork would probably be tops. We love the pig!
What you need:
- 2 1/2 pounds boneless pork butt shoulder
- 3/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup of water
What to do:
Combine all seasonings in a small bowl and rub evenly over the meat. Place it in a slow cooker. Add water and cover. Cook on LOW for 8 hours or until pork is very tender.
Place pork on a large cutting board or platter and let rest for 10-15 minutes. Pull, slice or chop to serve. Enjoy!
1. Too spicy for you? Reduce the amount of cayenne pepper to half.
2. You can also cook it on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.
3. Serve in buns with your favorite BBQ sauce.