Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork Slow Cooker


Courtesy of Sam The Cooking Guy – see the video here and grab the full sized recipe card. I made this yesterday and since I had to throw it together so fast before leaving for work, I didn’t take pictures, BUT, I can tell you it ended up looking exactly like what he shows at the end of the super short video. That pork shoulder roast simply fell apart, and I served it on pretzel roll buns (per the recommendation of a friend – thank you Jdog!)  The teenager’s reaction when he bit into his sandwich was – “Mmmmmm…wow…this is really GOOD!” Which, if you have a male teenager, you know is high praise indeed 🙂

I just had a small plate of the meat by itself re-heated with some tater tots for a quick lunch, and it was really really really good!! I liked the sandwich version plenty too, but I particularly appreciate food that is just as good as a leftover as it is fresh.

If you have a twitter account, you should follow Sam – @thecookingguy – he is a local guy – so local that I tend to end up shopping at the same grocery store with him at least 2-3 times a month. He does quick runs into the store like I do for a couple of things. I was actually hoping I would see him when I ran in for the pork shoulder on Wednesday night so I could tell him I was making his recipe, but of course he wasn’t there. Anyhow – what I love about his videos is that he cooks like any one of us non-professional people would: he drops stuff, he can’t find stuff, he has to substitute sometimes, he curses, he burns things, and sometimes what he makes just doesn’t turn out how he wants! But, most of the time it is really really simple things, never takes longer than 20 mins from chopping to serving and ends up tasting really awesome. Plus, he is all about cooking with what you have in your cupboard and not using anything pre-made.

And since I had a very packed week at work doing tasks that I do NOT like (performance evaluations) in a software program that NEVER works correctly (it didn’t miss a chance to screw up this year either!) I was very happy to come home on Friday night to the smell of that pork roast and simply having to drop the meat on the rolls and crack open a beer before sitting down to eat. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh.


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