Slow Cooker Pulled Pork – Show your crock pot some love!
July 7, 2015
Tender enough to be shredded with a fork, pulled pork makes an easy buffet mainstay. Offer buns (to pile high with pork), this recipe makes 8 servings.
- Yields: 8 servings
Pulled Pork Spice Rub:
12 soft sandwich buns or ciabatta rolls, warmed
5. Add tomato paste; cook, stirring, until darkened, about 2 minutes. Add tomato sauce, maple syrup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and water, scraping up any brown bits from bottom of pan. Add Spice Rub to add more flavour to your sauce and pour into slow cooker. Cover and cook on low until pork is tender, 8 to 10 hours, until meat is fork-tender.
6. Transfer pork to cutting board and tent with foil; let stand for 10 minutes. With two forks, shred or "pull" pork. Meanwhile, pour sauce from slow cooker into large saucepan; skim off fat and bring to boil over high heat. Add pork; reduce heat and simmer until hot, about 4 minutes.
Serve pulled pork piled high on buns with cole slaw, sliced avocado, shredded cheddar cheese or sour cream…your call!
Cole slaw – finely shred cabbage, grate carrots – add mayonnaise, white vinegar, salt and pepper and mix!
Gourmet Safari Rating Scales
Kitchen Confidence Rating Scale:
We’ve designed a handy ‘from the heart’ kitchen confidence rating scale for you to guide you through the recipes (yep, we think of everything)!
= Everyday deliciously simple. Pretty quick, just get the food on the table pronto!
= Put your heart into it! Takes a little more time ‘n TLC!
= Go the extra mile! Gourmet – takes time and/or special ingredients and/or technique – worth the extra effort for the impressive WOW factor!
= You walk on water! You must be a Chef!
Budget Rating Scale:
We’ve designed a handy budget rating scale for you to guide you (and your wallet) through the recipes. Recipes are graded from the ‘high-end caviar-type budget’ to the ‘lower-end spam canned meat type-budget’.
= Spam (aka low budget)
= Mac ‘n Cheese (aka mid budget)
= Filet Mignon (aka higher budget)
= Caviar (aka expensive…but you’re worth it!)