What is the best recipe for slow-cooker pulled pork?


Quick Answer

One good slow cooker pulled pork uses onions, chicken broth and some seasonings to flavor the pork. Sliced onions are layered on the bottom of the cooker with the pork on top. Chicken broth and the seasonings fill out the cooker.

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What is the best recipe for slow-cooker pulled pork?
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For pork to be safe, it must cook for 8 to 10 hours on low, or roughly half that on high. After this long in the cooker, the pork is easy to pull apart with a fork or other kitchen utensil. Alternatively, the pork can be chopped into smaller parts for sandwiches. This recipe uses a garlic, oregano and red pepper seasoning blend. The onions and the cooking liquid should be discarded after cooking.

Alternate recipes use more detailed seasoning blends for a more complex dish and flavor. Some other ingredients to consider are brown sugar, vinegar, cumin and tomato paste. Most recipes use a four pound or less pork shoulder to make pulled pork in a slow cooker. After cooking, the meat can be shredded and mixed with a premade barbecue sauce for a more moist and flavorful dish. Cole slaw is another common addition. For additional flavor, the meat can be browned on all sides in a skillet before being added to the slow cooker.

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