Pulled Pork A La Awesome - Oven Pulled Pork Recipe

Pulled Pork A La Awesome

The so-homely-it's-cute pig is my favorite food animal.  BTW - If you're a vegetarian, you might just skip this post...

From the pig comes forth some of my most favorite foods on the planet.

• Bacon
• Ham
• Pork Chops
• Pork Shoulder
• Ribs
• Did I mention Bacon?

One of my favorite make-ahead and freezer-friendly meals is pulled pork.  The beauty?  You can cook and freeze this without committing to a sauce, so you can potentially have endless meals from one package of frozen pulled pork.

Pulled Pork A La Awesome - Oven Pulled Pork Recipe

Think about it!  The standard BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, Add it to Green Chile, Make a red wine sauce w/ pork and serve over mashed potatoes, pulled pork tacos or enchiladas.  This really is a must-have in your freezer stockpile.

This is my easy and oh-so-delicious Pulled Pork recipe.  Let me know what you think!

Pulled Pork A La Awesome
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Recipe type: Main Dish
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Serves: 6-8
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Large Pork Shoulder or Butt Roast (3-4 lbs, whatever fits in your dutchie)
  • 2-3 Tbsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Pepper
  • 4 - 6 small cloves of Garlic, peeled (or a few larger and cut in half)
  • 2-3 Tbsp Canola or Vegetable Oil
  • 1 C. Beef Stock (water works if you dont have stock)
  • 1 large onion, quartered
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees
  2. Heat your dutch on the burner with the Vegetable Oil until it's smoking hot
  3. While the Dutchie is heating, salt and pepper the Pork Roast on ALL sides
  4. Take your paring knife and cut slits around the roast about 2" deep
  5. Push the garlic cloves into the slits as deep as you can, you might have to cut your cloves down a bit so they fit nicely
  6. Place the seasoned roast in the hot oil and brown it nicely on ALL sides. Get a nice crunchy crust all the way around, take your time with this step.
  7. Once the roast is seasoned, you can blot it and pour off any oil in the pan if it looks like there is an excess. If there's a little bit, dont worry about it.
  8. Add your quartered onion tucked around the roast
  9. Pour in your beef stock
  10. Cover with foil then fit the lid on the dutchie, you want a really tight seal here.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees for 2½ to 3 hours - check it after 2 hours. Stick a fork in and see if it is ready to flake apart, if it's not, keep cooking in ½ hour intervals until it's ready to fall apart
  12. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly, then shred apart with 2 forks
  13. Package in appropriate size packages for your family
  14. Label and Freeze

PS!  Check out this infographic is from the "Put Pork on your Fork" campaign in the UK in 2012.  Click the infographic to see it enlarged.

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