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Southern Pulled Pork

pulled pork sandwiches on a plate

this is a big hit in our house, I fell in love with pulled pork when I was at school in Virginia (where I learned that BBQ could be both a noun and a verb), and now the whole family loves it

Pulled pork recipe

Serves 8-10

 

Ingredients

One pork shoulder or butt (2 1/2 to 3 pounds), trimmed of excess fat

 

Marinade

1 cup ketchup

1 cup sweet apple cider

1/2 cup water

3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1/3 cup brown sugar

2 tablespoons smoked paprika

2 tablespoons chili powder (or chipotle chii powder)

2 tablespoons minced garlic

1 tablespoon ground black pepper

1 teaspoon hot pepper flakes

 

How to

Put pork in the slow cooker. In a large bowl, combine all marinade ingredients. Pour over pork, rubbing in. Cover and cook on low for eight hours. If using a Dutch oven, cook at 275°F for six hours.

When done, the meet will shred easily when scraped with a fork. 

Serve with warm buns, coleslaw or salad and your favorite fixings (caramelized onions are a fave at our place)

 

After the pork is shredded you may need to add more ingredients, depending on your taste. If it needs sweetening, add a couple tablespoons brown sugar.  If too sweet add more Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice.  If you want a heavier barbeque flavour, add more chili powder.  You will probably end up adding more ketchup too.

 

Recipe credit: Trish Magwood