Sunday, October 3, 2010

Pulled Pork *Lauren Perry*

I am a HUGE fan of a good pulled pork! This is delicious, sweet and juicy!

4-5 lb pork butt or shoulder
1 can of soda pop (I've used Coke, Dr. Pepper and Rootbeer- they all work great)
2-3 TBS of garlic chopped
1 small jar of salsa, I like Mild Pace Picante
1 tsp of liquid smoke
3/4 to 1 cup of brown sugar
1-2 tsp of Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp onion powder
garlic salt (a few really good shakes) to taste
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
dash of salt and pepper to taste

throw all of the above in a crock pot and cook about 6-8 hours depending on how hot your crock pot gets

This is great buns with coleslaw (I will post an easy coleslaw recipe later) or its good in a salad.

A traditional salad or Cafe Rio like salad- romaine lettuce, can of black beans (drained), can of corn (drained), cilantro, 2 tomatoes chopped, 2 avacado's chopped, shredded cheddar cheese, fry up some tortilla strips. You could also make a cilantro lime rice to add. This is good with store bought ranch or you could make a packet ranch and use juice from 1 lime and a bunch of chopped cilantro and food process/ blend it to make it like a Cafe Rio salad.


Bluedaisy said...

Lauren, I LOVE pulled pork, too! I typically make it when I need to feed a crowd. Your recipe looks delicious, I'll have to try it sometime. I got another pulled pork recipe off a TV cooking show a few years back. I can't remember everything he did, but he brined the pork! So I fill my crockpot half full of water and use 1/2 cup salt, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1/2 cup brown sugar and stir it well. Then I put my pork roast in the crockpot and let it sit in the brine overnight in the fridge. In the morning I drain off the juices and cook it on low in the crockpot all day long. After pulling the pork, I add a bottle of our favorite bbq sauce and stir it up. Oh so yummy. I look forward to trying your recipe!

Christy Barnson

Lauren Perry said...

Christy, that sounds wonderful! I will have to try that sometime! That sounds like it not only marinades the pork overnight and then cook it all day in its juices...sounds brilliant to me!