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I love using my slow cooker on busy days where I know I won't have much time to make dinner. Some of my family's favorite recipes include slow cook honey and garlic chicken drumsticks, slow cook ribs and this simple but satisfying minced pork.
Slow cooked pork is such an easy and versatile dinner option – it can be used in many different ways and is always a hit with both adults and children. I make this recipe almost every week; I love coming home at the end of the day to have dinner waiting for me.
How to make slow cooked pork?
The first step in making minced pork is to give the pork a little flavor by browning the outside of the meat in a pan with a little oil. Season the pork with a little salt and pepper before browning. Once the pork is browned, top it with barbecue sauce. You can choose your favorite spice flavor or use my delicious smoky and sweet homemade barbecue massage. When the pork is covered in dough, simply cook it in a slow cooker until tender. Shred the meat with two forks and pour a little barbecue sauce over the meat and it will be hot, delicious and ready to serve.
What is the best cut of meat for minced pork?
For an excellent minced pork, you want a meat cut with some marbling for flavor and to keep the pork from drying out. The best cut of meat for pulled pork is pork shoulder. Moisture retention is not as worrisome when making minced pork in a slow cooker; however, the pork shoulder will still give you the best flavor and texture. While any pork shoulder will do, if you can choose between the top of the pork shoulder (the Boston butt) or the bottom of the pork shoulder (the picnic roast), choose the Boston butt for its excellent marbling and its excellent flavor.
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- Browning the meat is optional, but it gives the minced pork a lot of extra flavor. If you have time, I recommend it.
- It is best to rub the homemade spices, but you can use a store bought in a hurry.
- You can use boneless or boneless pork shoulder. If you use bone in the pork shoulder, simply remove the meat from the bone before mincing it.
- Do not rush the cooking time. Cooking meat for an extended period of time will give you the best results.
Can you freeze minced pork?
You can freeze the minced pork for up to 3 months. You can store your pork in an airtight freezer bag or airtight container. Pork must be put in the refrigerator to defrost overnight before you plan to serve it. Reheat the pork in a pan on the stove over low heat.
Can you overcook the pulled pork?
It is difficult to overcook the pulled pork. This recipe calls for cooking minced pork for 8-10 hours. If you cook pork longer, the texture of the meat may become tender and the meat may break into finer pieces, which is not always desirable.
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The pulled pork is so tender and tasty: it's great on a sandwich, on a pizza, in a chili or just to eat as is. Using a slow cooker takes the guesswork and hassle out of making minced pork and is a great way to have a delicious and easy meal.
More slow cooker recipes you'll enjoy
- Slow Cooked Chicken Thighs
- Beef barbecue
- Bittersweet meatballs
- Pork tenderloin over low heat
- Turkey Meatballs
Pulled Pork in Slow Cooker
Preparation time: 10 minutes Cook time: 8 hours 10 minutes Total time: 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 8 Calories: 315kcal
- 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
- 4 pounds pork shoulder or boneless, rustic style pork ribs can also be used
- 1/4 cup store-bought or homemade barbecue sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 1/2 cups homemade or store-bought BBQ sauce
- Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Season the pork with salt and pepper to taste.
- Brown the pork roast, about 3-4 minutes per side.
- Cover the pork in the barbecue dough.
- Place the pork in a slow cooker.
- Pour the chicken stock into the slow cooker. Cover and cook for 8-10 hours over low heat, or until pork is very tender.
- Drain the liquid. Shred the pork with two forks. Add BBQ sauce and then serve.
Calories :: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 22 g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 871mg | Potassium: 643 mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 128 IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg
Slow cooking pig