Mike’s Super Simple Sinfully Delicious Secret Pulled Pork Recipe
It's that time of year again, graduation and graduation parties! I've received multiple requests over the past few weeks for my super simple pulled pork recipe. So that must mean many of you are planning graduation parties or backyard get togethers over the next month or so. So I thought I'd post this again. It's really easy, relatively inexpensive and it tastes amazing and feeds a lot of people.
I've had seven kids graduate from high school and seven times we've hosted a grad party, so I've had a lot of experience coming up with a great inexpensive way to feed a lot of people. I've perfected a special pulled pork recipe and I'm giving it to you to use yourself. Enjoy and let me know how it worked for you!
I love making pulled pork sandwiches because making them is so easy and as good as it is, it's fairly inexpensive and if you follow my slow cooker recipe, it's almost impossible to screw up. Plus if you're having a large gathering, like a graduation party or family reunion, it's a great way to easily feed a lot of people at once.
First head to your favorite grocery store or butcher and buy a pork butt or a pork picnic roast. Both come from the shoulder area of the pig. I like to use pork butt because it doesn't have a bone...but picnic roast is just as good because after cooking your roast, the bone will just fall off anyway. You might be tempted to use a pork loin or a loin roast...DON'T! They don't have a lot of fat content in them and your pulled pork sandwiches will become dry...and nobody likes that. By the way, the pork tastes so good right out of the crock pot, that I've been asked to not put the BBQ sauce into the pulled pork so that people can enjoy it without.
Mike's Secret Pulled Pork Sandwich recipe:
Pork Butt (Allow about half a pound per person) Left overs are great and if you have a lot, you can freeze it to use later. I used 21 pounds and it fed about 70 people for my last party. The great thing about picnic roast or pork butt is that it's not very expensive...I can usually find it for under $2 per pound.
1 Pork Butt or picnic roast
Chicken stock 1/2 cup per 5lbs
1 table spoon of minced garlic
1/2 large finely chopped onion
1 package of powdered Hidden Valley Ranch dip
Salt and pepper generously sprinkled and spread over all sides of roast. Turmeric and paprika also sprinkled on all sides, then rub it into the roast.
Place roast into a crockpot, pour chicken stock over roast and the final thing you will need to do is pour the Ranch dip over the top of the roast. (Just let it sit on top of roast)
Turn crock pot to high and cook for 6 or 7 hours or you can turn to low and cook for 8 to 9 hours. You will know the pork is done when it begins to fall apart...don't worry it's almost impossible to over cook this recipe.
When pork is falling apart throughout the entire roast remove it from the crock pot and on a cutting board take two forks and pull it apart...or shred it. After shredding, strain the left over onions and garlic and ad to the pork, then mix all together....at this point you can ad your favorite BBQ sauce, or leave it as is and let your guests add BBQ sauce if they want it....so many people who taste tested my pork have asked me not to ad BBQ sauce, because they wanted to eat it as is.
Feel free to email me if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org and if you do try my recipe, please let me know how you and your guests liked it! ENJOY!