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Amazing Pulled Pork (Crock pot)

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How to make pulled pork in a crock pot for an easy and delicious meal.

Note: Basic cooking skills recommended. 

What you will need
Equipment
-  crock pot (5qt to 7qt)
-  Small sauce pan
-  Small mixing bowl
-  9 x 13 baking pan
Pork
- 3 to 5 pounds pork roast (shoulder, butt, or loin)
Dry Rub
-  6 tbs brown sugar
-  2 tsp garlic powder
-  2 tsp onion powder
-  1 ½ tsp paprika
-  1 ½ tsp Cajun seasoning
-  1 tsp ground ginger
-  1/4 tsp salt
-  1/8 pepper
-  Honey
Brine
-  6 oz Chicken broth
-  1/8 cup Apple cider vinegar
-  2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
 
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Step 1: Make the Dry Rub

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Add paprika, Cajun seasoning, ginger, brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper into bowl and mix together.

Step 2: Prep the Meat

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Note: I am using 2 pork loin roasts. Pork loin is leaner (has less fat) than shoulder and butt

a.  Remove excess skin and/or fat from around the roast if needed.
b.  Wash meat in cold water
c.  Pat meat dry with towel
d.  Cover surface of roast lightly with honey
e.  Apply dry rub onto surface roast
f.  Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Step 3: Make the Brine

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Add chicken broth, apple cider vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce to small sauce pan. Heat on medium, stirring occasionally, until it begins to boil. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 4: Slow Cook the Pork

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a.  Place meat into crock pot.
b.  Add half of the brine.
c.  Cover crock pot and turn on low.
d.  Cook for 6 hours.

Step 5:

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Caution:  Meat will be hot.

Preheat oven to 250 degrees

Remove pork from crock pot and place into baking pan. Use two forks and shred the pork into small pieces.

Step 6: Slow Bake

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Pour remaining brine onto shredded pork and cover pan. Place in oven at 250 degrees for 30 Minutes

Step 7: Sauce and Serve

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Remove from oven and serve with your favorite BBQ sauce
zavaral1 year ago
Actually made this today. This was just absolutely AMAZING. But I have a curious question. Why was the meat rinsed under cold water? What does this do?
Yum! Love this stuff :)