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Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork Shoulder

Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork Shoulder

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    8 h
  • Ready In

    20 h 10 m
Dan

Dan

Very tasty, very easy pork shoulder recipe. It practically pulls itself. Great for sandwiches, burritos, or with rice. Serve in sandwich buns with your favorite barbecue sauce, if you're so-inclined.

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  • Calories:
  • 235 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 13.4 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.1g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 14.5 g
  • 29%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 2333 mg
  • 93%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Place the pork shoulder into the ceramic bowl of a slow cooker. Pour enough water and white vinegar into the slow cooker to assure the pork is completely covered, maintaining a 2-to-1 ratio of vinegar to water. Add the salt. Put the ceramic bowl in the refrigerator and allow the pork to marinate at least 12 hours and up to 24 hours.
  2. Drain enough of the liquid from the ceramic bowl until about 1/2-inch of pork is left exposed. Add the onion to the remaining liquid. Season the exposed surface of the pork with the cumin, mustard, chili powder, and brown sugar. Place the bowl into the base of the slow cooker and cook on High until the pork is tender and falls apart easily, 8 to 10 hours.
  3. Carefully remove the pork to a cutting board; shred the meat into strands using a pair of forks. Remove and discard any excess fat.
  4. All done! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments!
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SDALET
180

SDALET

7/13/2010

Pretty good and extremely easy. A little vinegar-y for our tastes so I think next time I'm going to use half of the brine and use beer for the rest of the liquid once in the crockpot and add a little more brown sugar into the spice blend. I like cooking meat with beer in the crockpot as it adds a certain sweetness. I think this might balance the vinegar out for me. I look forward to trying it again soon!!

Jackie
119

Jackie

5/13/2010

I loved this recipe for a pork roast. I've had trouble finding a good one I like. The spices were a good combination and not too much. Next time I'll add some whole potatoes in towards the end to cook in with it. I wouldn't change anything with the spices or anything, I liked it the way it was written.

prada chanel
103

prada chanel

6/28/2010

Very easy recipe. had trouble finding a pork shoulder that small, bought an 8 pound, but just doubled the recipe and it turned out AMAZING. This is my first time trying to cook a pulled pork recipe....my teenagers wanted to know when i was going to fix it again! VERY GOOD!

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