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Pulled Pork Recipe

You Must Try These Pulled Pork Recipe for Your Next House Party

Pulled pork can be used for making sandwiches, tacos, etc. Here are some easy recipes for the same, using different methods like oven, crock pot and slow cooker.
Madhura Pandit
Last Updated: Mar 5, 2018
Pulled or shredded pork is one of the most scrumptious dishes that can be made for a party or a picnic. Among all pork recipes, pulled pork is most versatile one, as it can be used to make sandwiches, tacos, burritos, salad or can also be eaten as it is, as a meal. Take a look at the following recipes.
Making Pulled Pork
In Oven
  • 4 lb of boneless pork shoulder or tenderloin
  • ¼ of cup All-Purpose Dry Rub
Method of Preparation
  • Preheat the oven to 225 ºF
  • Rub the All-Purpose Dry Rub all over the pork
  • Now, place the spiced pork in roasting pain and cook in the oven for 3 - 3½ hours.
  • Remove it from the oven, wrap in a foil, and place it back in the oven. You should again cook the pork for 1 hour.
  • If the pork is cooked, it will be tender and easy to shred. If not, cook for further ½ hour.
  • When tender, remove the pork from the foil. Now, using two forks or bear paw meat handlers, shred or pull the pork apart.
  • You can add barbecue sauce, ketchup to the pork and serve it as a sandwich, as a taco or with salad.
Using a Slow Cooker
  • 4 pounds of boneless pork shoulder blade roast or pork butt
  • 1 medium chopped onion
  • ¼ cup of tomato paste
  • ½ cup of ketchup
  • ⅓ cup of cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup of packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of yellow mustard
  • 1½ teaspoons of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of sweet paprika
  • 1¼ teaspoons of ground black pepper
Method of Preparation
  • Clean the pork and cut it into 4 pieces.
  • In a slow cooker pot, add onion, tomato paste, ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, paprika, mustard, pepper, and salt and mix it together.
  • Now, add the pork to this sauce mixture in the cooker pot until the pork blends well.
  • Cover the cooker with lid and cook the entire mixture on low setting for 8 to 10 hours. By this time, the pork should be tender.
  • Once the pork is tender, remove it from the cooker and transfer to another bowl.
  • Change the setting of the cooker to high and boil the sauce until it thickens.
  • With two forks or with bear paw meat handlers, pull the pork into shreds.
  • Now, put this shredded pork back into the cooker, mix with the thick sauce and heat for a couple of minutes.
  • Your pulled pork filling is ready! You can serve it in between hamburger buns, sandwich bread, ciabatta bread, etc.
Using a Crock Pot
  • 4 lbs of pork roast
  • 18 ounce of barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup of ginger ale
  • 2 large sliced onions
Method of Preparation
  • Place 1 sliced onion in the crock pot and add the pork roast in it.
  • Now, add another sliced onion, ginger ale, mix it and cover the pot with a lid.
  • Cook the pork on low settings for 11-12 hours.
  • Remove the pork after prescribed time. It is fully cooked if it is tender and easy to shred. If not, cook it further for some more time.
  • Now, shred or pull the pork apart with the help of forks or bear paw meat handlers.
  • Put the pulled pork, onions, and barbecue sauce in the pot again and cook for 5-6 hours on a low setting.
  • This can be served with sandwiches, bread or as a salad.
You can try out any one of these recipes for your next house party. So, have fun cooking and enjoy this delicious dish. Good luck!