Perfect Pulled Pork

Written by Lee Wyatt (last updated December 31, 2021)

If you have ever had pulled pork, then you know just how wonderful it can be to have. The meat is so juicy and tender that it literally seems to melt in your mouth. The only problem is that it often seems like you can only get some good pulled pork at your local barbecue shack. That is until now. If you have a crockpot, and are willing to wait for one night, then you will have some perfect pulled pork. All you need to do is use this recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 4 pounds pork roast
  • 2 medium white onions, sliced and divided
  • 1 large red onion, finely chopped
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 16 ounce bottle barbecue sauce (your choice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Recipe:

  1. Cook the roast. To begin making some perfect pulled pork you will need to first cook the roast. This is perhaps the single longest part of the entire process, and can take up to 12 hours. Place one of your sliced onions into the bottom of the slow cooker. Before placing the roast into the slow cooker, spear it with the cloves. After having placed the roast into the slow cooker, cover the top of the roast with your other sliced onion and fill the crock pot 2/3 of the way full with water. Set the heat to low, cover, and allow the roast to cook overnight, or 12 hours. However, if you are in a hurry, you can simply up the temperature to high, and allow it to cook for no more than 6 hours.
  2. Remove the roast. After you have cooked the roast for no more than 12 hours, or until the meat begins to fall off of the bone, remove the roast from the slow cooker. Be sure to remove and discard any fat, bones, water, and other gunk that is in the pot. Set aside the meat, and allow it to cool. While your meat is cooling, go ahead and clean your cooker pot so you can use it again.
  3. Pull the pork. Once you have allowed your pork to cool enough to handle, begin to pull it apart. You can do this by either using your hands, or simply using a couple of forks. Continue to pull the pork until everything has a shredded look. When you are finished, return the pork to the crock pot.
  4. Season the pork. When you have replaced the pork into the slow cooker, add your barbecue sauce and chopped onion. Turn the heat to high, and allow to cook between 1 and 3 hours. You will know that your pork is ready to serve when the onions are soft and tender.

Author Bio

Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...

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