PULLED PORK A LA BRIAN
Pulled pork, the wonderful crock pot meal! It's a delicious creation that I have never tried to make before, until now; with all the different recipes out there I decided to combine and conquer, and create my own. So here it is:
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
You will need about 15 min of cooking time and 7 hours for total cooking.
|All my ingredients|
Pork Shoulder – 1.5 lb
Green Pepper – 1 bell
Onion – 3 cloves
Butter – 1 tsp
Watter – 4 cups
Spices and seasonings used
|pork chopped in to large pieces|
The first step is to chop the pork shoulder into large pieces. By doing this you make the crock pot cooking faster and the meat will come out nice and tender. When cutting meat remember to cut it on a plastic cutting board; wood boards are porous and will soak up the juices so keep your wooden boards for the vegetables
After chopping the meat, coat it with your spices. Don’t be afraid to over-coat the meat and really get the spices rubbed into it. Then melt the butter in a frying pan and place in the meat to start the browning process. This is an important step because it starts to cook the meat...and if you are cooking for someone who worries about that all
|Look at all that seasoning yumm|
the time (like I am with Jordan) this is a very good idea. While the meat is browning, chop up the vegetables: we used green peppers and garlic.
ADDING TO THE CROCK POT
When the meat is finished the browning process, take it out and place it in the crock pot. Then put the chopped vegetables into the same frying pan for a couple minutes to make them nice and tender, and to help loosen some of the pork bits.
Next, add a little bit of water to the pan to loosen the meat that was left behind in the pan and add the mixture to the crock pot. Then add the rest of the water, plus half a bottle of Diana sauce; stir and let cook for 6-7 hours on high.
|Jordan is smelling the wonderful creation|
|Pulling it with a fork|
You’ll know it’s done when you can put a fork through the pork easily. Remove the pork from the pot and begin to tear the pork with a fork. The juices that were left make an awesome au jus sauce.
FINISHING IT OFF
We put the pulled pork on wonderful multi-grain bread, and paired it with an incredible mixed greens salad with ranch dressing; we dipped the sandwich in the au jus sauce.
It made for a simply amazing dinner and definitely something I would try making again. The best part: the slow cooker did all the work, so I was able to sweep and mop the floors...which meant when Jordan got home, she dubbed me best HouseHusband ever.