Pulled Pork

4 Jan

Pulled Pork Sandwich

That’s right! We’re starting out the year right with homemade pulled pork sandwiches. Now I will warn you, this recipe takes a while to cook but it is super simple and it always seems to please the crowd. A friend shared this recipe when we made it for a fundraiser for a missions trip at church. We fed about 300 people or so on more than one occasion with this dish but its also great for a week night dinner.

Here’s what you’ll need for the pork:

  • 3 tablespoons paprika (I use 1.5 tbs of regular paprika and 1.5 tbs of Hungarian hot paprika to give it a little extra punch)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 3 tablespoons sea salt
  • 1 (5 to 7 pound) pork roast (Pork butt seems to work best, although I have done it with pork shoulder and pork loin as well)

Start by mixing all of the spices together. After spices are mixed, generously rub the spices on the pork. Refrigerate at least one hour. (I normally make a day ahead to really let the flavors marry together).

Oven instructions:
Preheat oven to 300 degrees, covered in a deep dish for at least 6 hours. (more time may be necessary depending on the size of your roast) The meat will be tender and if  your pork has a bone the meat will be falling off.  After the meat cools slightly move to a separate dish and  “Pull” the pork apart with two forks.-this step should be quite effortless really

Crockpot instructions:
Put pork in the crockpot and set on low. Cook anywhere from 7-8 hours depending on the size of your roast. Then follow the steps above. (I prefer the crockpot version because I can turn it on in the morning and by dinner time a delicious dinner is ready with out heating the house up with the oven)

I normally serve mine on a toasted bun topped off with simple homemade coleslaw.

It’s that simple! Hope you enjoy! Let me know what you think

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