Guten tag mein freunds,
Today I bring you my first attempt at making pulled pork, and although it was not the best… it was still pretty tasty all around. My cousin Dax has since given me some tips on how to make his recipe of pulled pork, so I’ll be attempting that as soon as I can get my hands on a pork shoulder. mmmmm. So stay tuned for attempt number 2.
In the meantime, I figure I’ll still show you what I made step by step, cause like I said, it’s still rather tasty, it’s just not the traditional pulled pork that you’d get at a BBQ. It simmers for about 8 hours in the crock pot on high, turning half way through so it doesn’t stick to the bottom.
I started out with a half an onion, but the recipe had recommended a whole one — I’m just not crazy about onions. So anyhow, you chop it up into tiny bits like so.
So then you turn on your crock pot and throw in your pork roast. The recipe called for a 2 pound roast, and I’m pretty sure that’s what I used.. but who knows.
Next throw in all of your onions and add some fresh or minced garlic. I like to oversaturate it with garlic.
The recipe then called for cajun seasoning, I sprinkled it all over the roast, and then got ready for my very favorite part of any recipe…BARBECUE SAUCE!!!
Although the recipe didn’t call for it… I just had to add some. So as usual I went with my trusty Diana Honey Garlic BBQ Sauce. Soooo good! And then it looked like this… mmmmmmmmm. I also added the required 4 cups of water (which pretty much washed away all of the spices into the main bowl, but whatevs..)
So then you close up your crockpot and if you’re anything like me, you might want to tape it shut. Because let me tell you, this stuff smells GOOOOOOOD. I kept opening it every hour and letting the heat out just to smell it and I think that was part of the reason it didn’t cook as well as I would have liked it to. Oh well. (Side note : You do need to turn it over once half way through the 8 hours as I mentioned earlier, because otherwise it’ll stick to the bottom.)
So then once you take it out, stick it into a baking pan and pullllll that pork apart!!!
Mmmmmm. So I served this with a homemade BBQ sauce that I made with apple cider vinegar, ketchup, spices, which was a bit too runny… So next time I’ll go to Memphis Blues and buy some of their BBQ sauce as a fail safe… mmmmm… memphis blues.
So anyhow, that’s it for this round! Hope you enjoyed it!