To get the perfect pulled pork, you need some good quality ingredients. You will need: 2 lbs of pork shoulder or pork tenderloin, 1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce, 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of paprika, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper.
Begin by seasoning the pork with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Place the pork in a slow cooker and pour in the BBQ sauce. Add the apple cider vinegar and brown sugar to the slow cooker and stir everything together. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours. Once the pork is cooked through, remove it from the slow cooker and shred it with two forks. Return the pork to the slow cooker and stir it into the sauce. Cover and cook on low for an additional 30 minutes.
This pulled pork is best served on a bun with extra BBQ sauce, slaw, and pickles. You could also serve it as a topping for baked potatoes or in tacos. It’s also great as a topping for salads or in a wrap with lettuce, tomato, and onion.
This pulled pork can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. It can also be frozen for up to 3 months. To reheat, simply place the pulled pork in a saucepan with a little bit of chicken broth or water and heat over medium-low heat until warmed through.
This delicious pulled pork is a great source of protein, iron, and Vitamin B-12. One serving of this pulled pork contains about 290 calories, 21 grams of fat, 8 grams of carbohydrates, and 26 grams of protein.
Pork is high in protein, which helps to build and repair muscles. It is also a good source of iron, which helps to keep your red blood cells healthy. The BBQ sauce contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which can help to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress.
Tips and Tricks
For the best results, be sure to use a high-quality BBQ sauce. You can also add in additional spices and seasonings to the slow cooker before cooking if desired. If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to BBQ sauce, try using tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, and spices.
This pulled pork recipe is a great way to get a delicious and nutritious meal without having to spend hours in the kitchen. It’s packed with flavor and is sure to be a hit with family and friends. Plus, it’s easy to make and stores well for easy meal prep. Give this recipe a try and you won’t be disappointed!