This perfectly delectable pulled pork recipe is a simple and very tasty. I use a slow cooker which makes the pork so tender and delicious with the mixture of spices!!
One thing that I love is my slow cooker. I love it because it helps me make perfectly delectable pulled pork. Yes, yes, I know that it makes other delish meals but the pulled pork? I need a moment of silence for this dish. Sigh.
In my opinion, it’s all about the cut of meat and the rub. And of course, as I said before, the slow cooker!
My favorite meat is, and always has been, smoked shoulder, especially in a boiled dinner. But why bring that up now? Only to say that this pulled pork recipe has been elevated in rank to become very close to my favorite.
One of the things that I don’t really like about some pulled pork recipes is although I like the pork, I do NOT like the sweet sauce everyone seems to want to serve with it.
Too sweet. I want a savory sauce with my pulled pork and this recipe delivers in spades!!
How to make Pulled Pork
I start with the rub. Who wouldn’t? As I said before, it’s one of the most important things to obtain a successful pulled pork extravaganza! I use chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, kosher salt and paprika.
All mixed up and ready to be rub-a-dub-dubbed all over that big slab of meat! Ooowaaa, we are having fun now.
I had Christopher take the pork out of it’s casing because I was putting together the rub and that took concentration, people!
Oh, and I didn’t feel like getting my hands dirty.
I used a bone in pork butt!
Along with taking the packaging off, Christopher also trimmed the fat. Of course, we left some so it could flavor this delicious meat!
I sprinkled on some paprika for extra color.
Next, I got some cloves of garlic and some chicken broth.
I used 4 cloves and left them whole. I also used about 1 1/2 cups of chicken broth.
Into the slow cooker the butt goes! I pour in the chicken broth and fling in the garlic.
Then I set the slow cooker to high, for 4.5 hours. I love the timer on my slow cooker.
Once the timer goes off, I take the meat out of the cooker and put it on a platter and tent some pieces of foil over the meat.
Here is the meat after it rests.
Time to start pulling with my forks.
Shred, shred, shred. Moist and delish!! I have some baked vegetables in the background and poured the juice from the slow cooker into a pourer.
Now it’s time to plate it with the baked vegetables.
And I pour some juice/gravy over the pulled pork on my plate.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe. I certainly enjoyed eating it – hardy-har-har-har!
Feel free to leave me a comment do you like your pulled pork savory like I do, or sweet?
And as always, may all your dishes be delish!
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- 3.6 pound pork butt or other appropriate pork, Mine was 3.6 pounds, bone in
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 tablespoons kosher salt
- 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 4 cloves garlic whole
- Combine chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, paprika and salt
- De-fat the pork, leaving some for flavor
- Apply rub to pork butt covering it evenly
- Sprinkle some paprika on shoulder
- Place in slow cooker
- Pour in chicken broth (I didn't pour it over the pork)
- Throw in the garlic
- Set slow cooker on high for 4.5 hours
- Take out pork butt and put on platter
- Tent two pieces of foil over pork and let sit for 15 minutes
- Take two forks and pull apart the pork into some big chunks as well as shreds
- Pour small amount of juice from slow cooker on pork