Fun fact, I was so dedicated to the outcome of this pulled pork slow, I brought the entire slow cooker (and a car plug) with me as a traveled to and from where I started cooking and the destination.
And man, was it worth it! Now remember, I am a vegetarian (97% of the time), that loves seafood and imagines one day I will eat meat again. So confusing. The only time I do eat meat is when I am taste testing my own concoctions. Again, I could never feed someone something I haven't tested myself. I am truly my own worst critic, I know when something is just.... not good. This pulled pork is not the case.
There's this whole world of meat that's honestly quite confusing for a veggie. Like, a "pork butt of a shoulder" - is it the butt, is it the shoulder, is it both? You never know nowadays. Luckily, I can strike up a conversation with the wall, so when the meat expert came by he informed me on the exact cut I wanted for a longgg brew of pulled pork. On the bone. With fat. 4 pounds worth!
One huge disclaimer: Ensure you have allotted enough time to fully, completely, wholly let your pulled pork simmer in your crock pot. It is worth it. If you cook your crock pot on high - this will take about 4-5 hours. Crock pot on low - up to 8 hours!
￼To start your pulled pork party, you will need:
fresh juice of 2 oranges
fresh juice of 2 limes
1 red onion, thickly cut
4 lbs of pork (shoulder butt cut, ha!)
sweet rolls or Siete gluten free tortilla wraps
fresh ground pepper - 1 tsp and more to taste
sea salt - 1 tsp and more to taste
chili powder - 1 Tbsp.
cayenne - lightly sprinkled over the pork
minced garlic - 4 cloves
Cholula hot sauce - 1/4 c. *The chipotle flavor works great!
honey - 2 Tbsp. *You bet I used the fresh honey from Honey Pot!
1. Heat crock pot to desired temp
2. Pour fresh juices into the crockpot and add onion
3. In a small bowl, mix together all spices
4. Rub the pork with the spices, covering all sides
5. Then add the minced garlic, and rub into the pork
6. Place the pork into the crock pot, and add Cholula and honey to the top
7. Place lid on crock pot, and do not remove the lid for at least 4 hours - the release of steam will effect the time of cooking completion
8. You will know when your deliciousness is complete when the pork literally falls off the bone.
9. To assist the shredded effect, you can take a knife and gently pull at the pork as it falls off.
10. For a crunchy outside, place shredded pork on a baking sheet, and broil for 2 minutes. **Keep your eye on it. The "broil" function on any oven is a sneaky fella.