Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Perfect Pulled Pork

It was a wonderful Memorial weekend. We looked forward all week to three days off and Ken and I thought it would be a good weekend to try out a new recipe I was just given. Ronnie is one of my new co-workers and since the first day of my new job I've heard how everyone loves her Pulled Pork. They rave about it and beg her to bring it every time there's a potluck. She was kind enough to share her secret with us and can I just say.....SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! Really. It's like Heaven on a bun. And Ken loved it too. The best part is that it was super easy to do and made enough for us to have a few meals. It was almost sad when we split the last of it for lunch on Sunday.

What you'll need:

1) 5-7 lb pork roast (shoulder or Boston butt)
3 Tbs. Paprika
1 Tbs. Garlic Powder
1/4 to 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1 Tbs. Coarse Salt
1) bottle Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce
1/8 cup apple cider vinegar (more or less to taste)
1/4 cup maple syrup


Mix the Paprika, Garlic Powder, Brown Sugar and Salt in a small bowl. Rub the spice blend all over the pork and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for one hour to over night. When you're ready to cook it, you can either put it in a covered roasting pan at 300 for 6 hours or do what we did and put the roast in the crockpot and let it cook all day on low. When the roast is pretty much falling apart, remove from the juices and fat and use two forks to pull the meat apart. Spread the shredded meat on a cookie sheet and cover with the Sweet Baby Ray's. Place back in the oven on broil just to kind of glaze the sauce a LITTLE bit to the meat. Put the glazed meat into a bowl and splash on the vinegar and drizzle with maple syrup to taste.

Just look at this...

This is actually the second one I fixed. The first one I was down to the last few bites when I looked at Ken and said "I forgot to get a picture!" I love coleslaw on my pulled pork, but you don't have to add that if you don't want. Put it on a melt in your mouth bun and there it is. Pretty sure it's one of our new favorite dishes for summer. Thanks for the share Ronnie!!


  1. I have been wanting to try my hand at pulled pork and this just might be the winner. I love anything that can be made in my crockpot while I'm at work. I'd be thrilled if you would share this over at Whatcha Whipped Up Wednesday

    1. Thank you for the invite Dawn! Just added my link to your party. Love your site. New follower here!


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