It’s doesn’t have to be Super Bowl Sunday to pig out on Crave-Worthy Crockpot Pulled Pork. With this delicious dish, it’s easy to go hog-wild without breaking the piggy bank, especially when pork loin is found on sale at the market. And it’s simple to prepare, using the slow cooker (instead of firing up the barbecue) or the oven. That means you can piggy-back some other projects at the same time as the meal is cooking.
(Sorry for going whole-hog on the puns. Could not resist.)
I made this recently for a medium crowd, and sent some home for leftover re-heats. Everyone was pleased to take extras along. It’s tender and juicy and savory – all the makings of a people-pleasing party dish.
How do you make Crave-Worthy Crockpot Pulled Pork?
First, gather the ingredients:
- 4-5-pound boneless pork loin (The leaner, the better.)
- 1 Tablespoon of Italian seasoning
- 1 Tablespoon of garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon of dried onion powder
- 1 teaspoon of dried mustard powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1 cup of apple juice
- 1 bottle of barbecue sauce (for topping)
- Hamburger rolls or other soft buns
Follow these instructions to make Crave-Worthy Crockpot Pulled Pork:
Plug in the crockpot (or slow cooker), and set it for medium heat.
Trim excess fat from the pork loin, as needed. Place it in the now-warming crock pot.
In a small bowl or a (1- or 2-cup) measuring cup, combine the spices. Sprinkle these over the pork loin. Pour the apple juice over the top.
Cover, and cook for 8 hours (Crockpot times may vary.) until the meat shreds apart easily.
Lift the meat out of the crockpot, and place it in a large glass baking dish. Shred it with two forks.
Strain the remaining juices (to remove loose pieces of fat), and pour the liquid over the shredded pork meat.
Serve with soft buns, topped with barbecue sauce.
Adapted by this user
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