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Dale's Pulled Pork Recipe
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Dale's Pulled Pork

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"The main ingredient for making carnitas or green chili."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs 20 mins
  • READY IN

    3 hrs 35 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Season pork shoulder roast generously with sea salt and black pepper.
  3. Heat olive oil in a 4-quart oven-safe pot with a lid over high heat. Sear seasoned pork roast in hot oil on all sides until completely browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove the pork roast to a cutting board, reserving the fat in the pot.
  4. Allow the pot to cool slightly and place over low heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic in reserved hot oil until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Pour the chicken broth into the pot; bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a flat-edged wooden spoon. Stir liquid smoke into the onion mixture. Return pork roast to the pot and cover with a lid.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until completely tender, 3 to 4 hours.
  6. Remove pork to a cutting board, cover loosely with aluminum foil, and allow it to rest for 15 minutes. Shred the pork with a 2 forks into fine shreds. Return shredded pork to the pot and stir with the remaining liquid to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 03, 2013

I authored this recipe. I modified it slightly by increasing the liquid smoke to 2 tablespoons for more smoky flavor. I slow roast the roast for 31/2 hours so that the roast absorbs more flavor. I no longer shred the pork with forks, rather I shred it with my fingers so that I can remove all chunks of fat and remove any slimy fat or gristle from the meat. A 3 pound pork shoulder roast will make about 4½ packed cups of shredded pork. Use this base recipe for making carnitas, green chili or barbecue pork. Just use your favorite recipe for making green chili or barbecue pork with the pulled pork from this recipe.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 07, 2014

that was terrible .....

 
Oct 13, 2012

So tender and tasty and above all for me, Simple!

 
Oct 09, 2012

This pork was FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC! We loved it. We frequent a restaurant that serves excellent carnitas, so this recipe caught my eye when I was looking for something to do with some pork for dinner. I did make some additions, just because of my family's preferences. I used a pork loin instead of a pork shoulder and it still came out perfect. I didn't have any liquid smoke on hand, so I skipped that part. After adding the pork back to the pot we dumped a bag full of roasted, peeled & chopped green chilis because we are New Mexican natives and that is what we do. I thought it would make it really spicy, but it wasn't. I felt that the green chili added an extra dimension that we really enjoyed. We served it over warm corn tortillas with onions, tomatoes, cilantro and salsa. It was an excellent meal. Thank you for sharing this recipe, our family will repeat it over and over again.

 
Oct 19, 2012

SOOOO easy!! And I loved this recipe because it did not use a slow cooker like 99% of the other pulled pork recipes on here. I don't own one, so its not possible for me. I used the boneless pork ribs I had on hand (3 were plenty for a dinner for 2 with leftovers). I kept all spices and proportions the same as stated in the recipe, but added a squirt each of ketchup and dijon as well as a tablespoon of brown sugar to the chicken broth before placing in the oven. DONT get scared when your onions look almost burnt, its just extreme carmelization and will add that "thing" to your pulled pork that is out of this world. i ended by tossing in a quality, sweet BBQ sauce, and serving on toasted bread. felt like I used a secret southern family recipe or something!! My boyfriend was floored :)

 
Jan 07, 2014

Dale all i can say is thank you, thank you, thank you! just made this recipe this evening and it was fantastic!! i had almost given up on pork butt all together because it would either come out dry and tough or soggy and inedible. this recipe is perfect! i wish i could give it 10 stars. i followed it to a tee but read the update where you had added more liquid smoke and pulled it apart with your hands so i followed those modified directions. the pork roast came out juicy and full of flavor and fell off the bone without any effort at all. if you have ever had problems with pork butt like i have then this is the no fail recipe for you. easy to make and delicious which is how it should be

 
Mar 03, 2014

Outstanding recipe!!! Add a little brown sugar and honey for a sweeter flavor.

 
Sep 23, 2013

I just made this and WOW! It fell apart and was so delicious that my whole decided not to even use the buns and BBQ sauce we bought to make pulled pork sandwiches. We ate it just the way the recipe says to. The only things I did differently were 1. I did not have liquid smoke so I used Worcestershire sauce (1 tsp) and 2. I did not mix the shredded pork in the cooking juices but instead poured the juices in a gravy bowl to add on at the table. I love this recipe! So easy and oh so good!!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 549 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.2 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 131 mg
  • 44%
  • Fat
  • 46.4 g
  • 71%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 29.9 g
  • 60%
  • Sodium
  • 3009 mg
  • 120%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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