Friday, November 7, 2014

Crock Pot Pulled Pork

This meat will almost shred itself.  When I shop I am looking pork butt, which is funny in its name since it has nothing to do with the pig's butt.  It's near the shoulder and can also be called a shoulder roast. Around my neck of the woods it generally doesn't have a bone but sometimes the butcher leaves it in. It will be marbled with fat.  A lean cut of meat won't work the same and certainly won't taste the same. 

It doesn't matter the size you get so long as it fits in the crock. Typically they are around 5 pounds but sometimes they come as 2-3 pounders.   If it is really large, sometimes I cut it in half.  Let it slow cook all day and at then end you will have juices and the meat will be so tender.

Crock Pot Pulled Pork                                                                             Printable Recipe

1 pork butt roast
1 onion
salt and pepper

Slice onions and put 1/2 of them in the bottom of your crock pot.
Remove meat netting (if it has that) and trim any large pieces of fat off.  There will be plenty of marbling you don't need extra fat to dig through later. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, add to crock pot and sprinkle with rest of the onions.
Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or until meat flakes easily with a fork.
Pull out hunks of meat with tongs and place in bowl.  Shred with fork (or your fingers if you are tough enough.)

To store in fridge or freezer I like to keep the juice.  Strain them through a small sieve. 
Stir to coat.
I use a vacuum seal bag but you could use a zip shut freezer bag in quart or gallon size.

When ready to use, drain off  the liquid as you don't want to dilute your flavors.  

I mix with BBQ sauce (homemade or bottled) and enjoy as a sandwich with CREAMY COLESLAW as a condiment.
Add some cumin, chili powder, and cayenne pepper for some TOSTADAS


If you are looking for other ideas to use this pork I've gathered some ways to use your pulled pork from my food blogger friends....


  1. What a great post, I love pulled pork. Thank you so much for using my pulled pork tamales.

  2. LOVE the collection and want to make a bunch of these myself! Thanks for sharing. Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

  3. awesome post - thanks for including my pizza Jenny!

  4. Yum, yum, yummy!!! So much pulled pork delicious-ness here!

  5. Yummy! What a great and easy meal to make. Pinning.

  6. I love pulled pork! I made one the other day with green chilies and pineapple. It came out great (it's on my blog, too)

  7. Wonderful post Jenny! I love all the recipes you shared, too. Thank you for sharing my pizza.

  8. Looks like a wonderful meal and recipe. So, thanks for sharing Jenny!! :)

  9. Thanks so much for including the pulled pork hash from my blog, all of these recipes look great!

  10. GREAT round up!! Thanks for including my Grilled Cheese! :)

    1. Thank you Michaela, what a fun way to eat pulled porlk!

  11. This all makes me so hungry! Thanks for including our Pork Taco Salad ;)