Perfect Pulled Pork
Recipe provided courtesy of National Pork Board.
5 pounds boneless pork butt (shoulder)
1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoons dried thyme
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
Soft sandwich buns (optional)
Your favorite barbecue sauce (optional)
- Combine all the seasonings in a small bowl and rub evenly over roast. Place meat in a 6-quart slow cooker. Add water. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or HIGH for 4 to 5 hours or until pork is very tender.
- Remove pork to a large cutting board or platter and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes. Pull, slice or chop to serve.
- Serve in buns with barbecue sauce, if desired.
Makes 16 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16 of recipe): Calories: 210; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 95mg; Total Carbs: 1g; Fiber: 0g; Protein: 28g; Sodium: 170mg.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.