A couple years ago Mitch and I had kept pigs. Gloucester Old Spots to be exact. We had two girls and one boy which we got specifically for meat. Man did I love that boy. So much so that I had to hand off pig duties to Mitch for the last month of their lives. A 200 lb pet pig was not something we could afford.
At any rate, being just the two of us, we have enough pork to last for a couple years. I am always trying to find new ways to cook up the different cuts. And as easy and quick as possible is key!
I used to make a super fancy pulled pork for sandwiches that included a rub, pan searing and a special broth. It is delicious, but time consuming if I'm trying to drop and run. So I thought I would share with you the easiest pulled pork recipe which is super versatile. Pulled pork tacos one night with all the fixins. Then add some bbq sauce the next night with the leftovers and you have pulled pork sandwiches.
And just so you know, I thank my pigs for their service everytime I cook from them!
Easiest Pulled Pork In A CrockPot
A hunk of pork shoulder
(and any fixins you need to make a meal)
1. Rinse and pat dry the pork shoulder
2. sprinkle salt and pepper to your desire on both sides. I use a spoon to pat the seasonings down into the meat.
3. Put the pork in your CrockPot.
4. Add the chicken broth.
Cook on low setting for 8 hours. Voila! The meat should be falling apart on its own with a fork.
For Pulled Pork Tacos you'll need tortillas of your liking and all the fixin's. I generally add black beans, sour cream, salsa and avacado.
For Pulled Pork Sandwiches you'll need sandwich rolls of your liking, barbeque sauce and cole slaw.
I am Kim Biegler, the owner and operator of Ewethful Fiber Farm & Mill, along with my husband Mitch - my steadfast supporter, enabler, grass seed farmer, maintenance guy and all around love of my life! Visit the Mill's website for more about us and well, to shop for fiber of course! ewethfulfiberfarm.com