Posts tagged pulled pork
spicy dr. pepper pulled pork

When David was elbow deep in plaster and fixing our kitchen ceiling, I felt a little useless (post to follow soon about the Home Improvement Project). I know I am pregnant and I can't be standing on ladders or near a work site, but I still wanted to help him. David's weakness is Dr. Pepper. If left to his own devices he would drink himself silly.  Rhee Drummond , of the Pioneer Woman cooking empire, has an interesting pulled pork recipe with Dr. Pepper as a main ingredient. Dashing out to Whole Foods, I bought my supplies and put together the recipe. So as David plastered and painted, the pulled pork cooked slowly in the oven bathing the home in a delicious aroma. It was quite a nice Sunday after all. David was excited with the progress he was making on the project and I was thrilled that even though it was a DIY project that it would in fact be complete within the confines of the week. The rain outside made working inside desirable and the meal basting in the oven promised a scrumptious dinner to end on. And, it was. IMG_5604



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crock pot pulled pork slider

After a Skype call with my sister-in-law, Jessie, on Thursday night, I was left craving pulled pork sliders. While we had been chatting, she was whipping them up for her dinner with the littles. I could practically smell them through my laptop and they "smelled" so good. When making the grocery list for this coming week, it was beyond clear to me that pulled pork sliders would be on the menu! I browsed my favorite food bloggers for inspiration and as usual found a recipe from Eat, Live, Run that looked intriguing. And of course, I was not disappointed with her saucy pulled pork recipe. 2lb pork butt shoulder

1 bottle favorite BBQ sauce

1/2 bottle of BBQ with either a Chipotle flair (which she recommends) or if you want more of a sweet/tangy taste maple flair (which we decided to do)

1 onion chopped

ground mustard



cayenne pepper

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Rub the pork butt shoulder with the dry mustard, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper on all sides. Brown the meat in a frying pan on all sides.  Then transfer to the crockpot. Add the onion and BBQ sauces. Cook on high for 6-8 hours.

Screen Shot 2014-01-26 at 6.10.12 PMWhen the meat is ready, remove from the crockpot to a cutting board and shred with two forks.  This will be quite easy as the pork will fall apart from simmering all day long. Return the shredded meat to the crockpot of sauces.  Serve as sliders! Screen Shot 2014-01-26 at 6.10.26 PM