have you ever drove through south carolina? i have, if you read a couple posts back you will see i drove down to Floria recently. the one thing i noticed while driving, every sign has to do with bbq or fried chicken. e was getting pretty sick of me because every sign i passed while driving i screamed, “we have to stop and get bbq”, “we have to stop and get fried chicken and biscuits”. i am in love with southern food. if i could eat biscuits and gravy every day i would be in heaven. years ago i picked up a lee brothers cookbook and basically cooked through it. love those guys. every magazine that mentions southern bbq or southern cuisine i grab.
this weekend i made pulled pork. i have never made it in a crock pot before and i will never make it any other way again. not only did the pork fall off the bone and shred with a soft touch, the sauce and then the bbq sauce i made to accompany it, heaven. sweet but spicy, it made me feel like it was summer again, lounging and enjoying some pulled pork with some sweet tea. this is a pulled pork recipe you can’t miss.
the recipe i am about to give you is from the new crock pot book i picked up, art of the slow cooker. it’s a book i have mentioned before. i pretty much seem to be cooking my way through it. it’s a very easy to follow cookbook and although i stuck to all the main ingredients i did did not marinate it over night, i forgot. i missed the part about holding 3 tbl of the brown sugar aside but i don’t think it made a difference. it’s not complicated and seriously, took me not more then 10 minutes from start to finish. i am also going to give you the bbq sauce recipe because it was so good. you might have some doubts about the mustard, but trust me, try it. so here you go, pulled pork with bbq sauce, all in your crock pot.
slow cooked south carolina pulled pork this recipe is from “art of the slow cooker” by andrew schloss
you will need about 3 pounds of pork for this recipe. i used a shoulder cut but you can also use a boneless rib.
in a small bowl combine and then reserve 1 tbl:
- 1 tbl onion powder
- 2 tbl paprika
- 4 tbl brown sugar
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp allspice
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- rub the spice mixture all over the pork, coating every nook and cranny.
- in a skillet heat up 2 tbl olive oil, add pork and brown all sides. add to your cock pot.
- in that same skillet add 3/4 cup of vinegar and reserved spice mixture
- bring to a boil and then pour over the pork.
- cover the cooker and on low cook for 6-10 hours.
- when meat is done, take it out of the crock pot, shred, add back to crock pot and toss with the juices left over.
all crock pots are different, mine took just under 6 hours. i didn’t need it yet so i just left it in, can’t do any harm. the way i knew it was done, i stuck my fork into the meat and it literally fell apart.
we served out pulled pork on rolls with coleslaw and bbq sauce p and i made earlier that morning.
quick and easy bbq sauce adapted from “art of the slow cooker” by andrew schloss
in a bowl or jar, mix together the following ingredients:
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 3 tbl brown mustard
- 3 tbl apple cider vinegar
- 3 tbl brown sugar
- 1 tsp hot sauce
- 1/2 tsp pepper