First time Pulled Pork
Jun. 18, 2013 7:09 am
Updated: Jun. 19, 2013 7:53 am
I wanted to make a Father's Day dinner for my family. (Dad, Mom, Sister, Brother & Boyfriend) The night before Father's Day, I bought 2 Pork Shoulders with Bone-in. One was 5 lbs. The other one was over 6 lbs. This was my first time cooking Pulled
Pork. I went online and searched different recipes. A lot called for Liquid Smoke, but I couldn't find any in the store. (10 pm shopped at Meijer...) So I skipped that part. I usually experiment in the kitchen. Full flavors and excitement. :)
All I did was added some Pork Rub to each Pork Shoulder. One stayed over night with the rub. (5 lb). The other Pork Shoulder had the rub on for 15 minutes (+6 lbs) and I cooked it in the crock pot, with a little bit of water. That one cooked for 7
hours. In the morning, I took the pork out of the crock pot as it fell apart. I pulled off the fat and shredded the pork and drained the water. I then added the shredded pork back to the crock pot and cooked it for another 3 hours. Added some salt, pepper
and more rub to flavor it some more.
The pork shoulder that was 5 lbs and marinated over night. I preheated the oven to 300 degrees. I added just a little bit of water to cover the bottom of the dutch oven. I cooked this one for 3 hours and 10 minutes. Pulled it out and cut the pieces
off. The pork didn't really fall of the bone. It was a bit more tender than cooking it in the crock pot. They both had flavor, and I have enjoyed making these to Pork Shoulders.
When I have arrived to my parent's house. I used my dad's dutch oven and warmed out the pulled pork. (I had cooled off the pulled pork at room temperature.) Warmed up the dutch oven on top of the stove. Added Sweet Baby Rays BBQ, mixed it up with my
hands and warmed up the pulled pork. I served the BBQ pulled pork sandwiches with homemade Potato Salad and Coleslaw. I didn't have any time to make any coleslaw, but I stopped at KFC and bought the coleslaw. Added it to a bowl, and enjoyed a nice Father's
Day dinner. My dad even liked it. Which is good. :)