It's times like this I am so happy to be neither Jewish, Muslim, nor Theonomist.  We had pulled pork for dinner the other night and it was so, so, so, so good!  We've been eating the leftovers ever since.  I can't believe it took me this long to discover that I could make this dish myself.  So easy!  My apologies to our kids for depriving them of delicious pulled pork throughout their childhoods.  What kind of a Southerner am I, anyway?

Pulled Pork Sandwiches


         pork roast that will fit in your crock pot (butt or shoulder; these shred better)
     1  onion, chopped
         barbecue-ish spices for rub
   1½  cups liquid, approximately (e.g. a bottle of hard cider, beer, water, juice)
         barbecue sauce (Jack Daniels No. 7 Original or your favorite)
         hamburger buns, lightly toasted


The day before  Rub roast well, all over, with lots of spices.  Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

The next morning  Place chopped onions in the bottom of a crock pot.  Add the roast and liquid.  Cook on low 8 - 10 hours or on high 4 - 5 hours.

Remove meat from pot.  Pour and reserve any excess liquid.  The meat may have shredded itself by now; if not, shred using two forks, and return to pot.  Add some barbecue sauce for flavor.  Some of the reserved liquid can be added back if the pork is too dry and you don’t want to add more sauce.

Serve on hamburger buns, with more barbecue sauce on the side if desired.

(Cobbled together and modified from several pulled pork recipes online.)

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Will remind you, repeatedly, of your shortcomings to your daughters when we're there next summer, in hopes that I, too, might indulge in some glorious pork.

Posted by Stephan on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:42 pm

My pleasure. Of course, I realize that with roots in South Carolina and Virginia, your standards for pulled pork are probably pretty high. :)

Posted by SursumCorda on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 7:12 am

Next summer? Do you have plans to come over?


Posted by dstb on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 9:14 am

Grandma's turning 90.

Posted by Stephan on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Not this Grandma. In case you were wondering.

Posted by SursumCorda on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 2:18 pm

That's too bad, but I did manage to eat it every other opportunity I had - I love it!

Posted by Janet on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 8:58 am
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