Beginner's Pulled Pork

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READY IN: 11hrs 30mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine sugar, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, cayenne, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a bowl.
  • Using a fork, prick pork all over.
  • Rub sugar mixture over pork, wrap tightly in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 8-24 hours.
  • Unwrap pork and place in slow cooker.
  • Spread barbecue sauce evenly over pork, cover, and cook until pork is tender, 9-11 hours on LOW or 5-7 hours on HIGH.
  • Transfer pork to large bowl; let cool slightly, then shred into bite-size pieces discarding excess fat; cover to keep warm.
  • Let braising liquid settle for 5 minutes, then remove fat from surface using a large spoon.
  • Season with salt, pepper, sugar, and vinegar to taste.
  • Toss shredded pork with 1 cup braising liquid; add more liquid as needed to keep meat moist.
  • Serve on buns with pickle chips and more barbecue sauce.
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