I LOVE me some pulled pork. It’s pretty much one of those foods that is ALWAYS good to me. Plain, with BBQ sauce, Carolina style, Tennessee style, whathaveyou… it’s all delicious in my world.
When we were planning the menu for Lilly’s first birthday party, I knew that a good ol’ batch of crock pot pulled pork would be delicious, easy, and able to feed a large group of people.
This recipe has been handed down to us and I thought it’s just too good to keep a secret! BUT, you do need to have some patience with this one because it is not a “quick” recipe… it’s delicious because it needs to SIMMER. This is perfect for football parties, birthday parties, or just a weekend in! So, here’s the recipe! Enjoy. 🙂
Also, note that about one pound of pork is equal to two servings… so if you need to serve more people, just double, triple, or quadruple the recipe as needed.
RECIPE: Delicious Crock Pot Pulled Pork
- 4 lbs. of Boston Butt Pork Road
- 2 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper
- 1/2 cup of Honey
- 1/2 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2 Tbs Red Pepper Flakes
Rub the road with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper.
Place roast in the slow cooker in set on medium heat.
In a bowl, mix together the honey, vinegar, and red pepper flakes.
Pour over the pork and cover the cooker.
Cook on low to medium heat for 8-10 hours or until the meat begins to fall off the bone. Flip the roast every 3-4 hours.
Remove the roast from the cooker (the meat should "shred" itself and fall off the bone) and let it cool for 30 minutes on the counter then, covered, for several hours in the refrigerator (we kept ours in the fridge overnight).
Once the roast has totally cooled and all the fat has congealed to the top (this part is kinda gross), remove the bone and excess fat.
Pull the meat apart with your fingers or a fork.
Reheat and add a little more seasonings to taste. (We put our back in the crockpot for a few hours before serving).
This really is best the second day and it freezes well, too!
What about you? Are you a pulled pork fan? Will you try this?