Chili Pulled Pork

This pork comes with a ringing endorsement from the BOY.  On my way home from work last night, I called him and he tried to get off the phone quickly.  He said that he was eating dinner (the pork) and I think he said it was incredible, but it was hard to tell while he was chewing.  Then he raved about the flavor before hanging up to finish his dinner!

 

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I don’t eat pork often, but I do like pulled pork on occasion.  I have never made a dry rubbed pork before.  When I saw this on Everyday Maven, I thought I’d give it a try. 

 

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When we opened the pork, it had a lot more fat than I realized.  I tried to cut it off with a knife, but it wouldn’t budge.  Luckily, the BOY came in with his brand new knife and removed it with one quick swipe.

 

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I placed my marinated pork in the fridge for a few hours and then thought about when I was going to make the pork.  It takes about 10 hours and the plan was Monday night dinner.  What I ended up doing was putting the meat in the crockpot Sunday night and then cooking it overnight.

 

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I was a little worried with so little liquid that the pork would be dry, but we woke up Monday morning to a delicious smelling house.  My second fear was that Cooper was going to wiggle his little nose into the crockpot overnight, but he seems to have left it alone.

 

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Yesterday morning, I shred the pork, which was so tender that it came apart with just the tongs picking it up.  I placed it in the fridge so it’d be ready for dinner.  The BOY had a pork sandwich on Hawaiian bread and I made a pork taco with shredded cabbage and salsa.  It was great!  So many possibilities…

 

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The BOY is still raving about this pork (he had it again for leftovers tonight). 

 

Even after last week’s pain and torture, I went back to see my trainer this morning.  The verdict…I still hate the anaerobic zone and I’m pretty sure it hates me too.  I also may have pulled an ab muscle, but I’m not sure how.

 

A Running Update…

Yesterday morning, I went for a run.  There were two things driving me to get out the door.  Number one is this upcoming 8 mile ‘race’.  I use the term lightly with the additional air quotes because I’m not planning on racing it as much as I am running it.  Number two, these beautiful fall mornings.  The weather is PERFECT for running, the scenes along the path gorgeous, and yesterday I saw a huge male deer along the side of the path.  We had a major stare down but he didn’t move.  I couldn’t believe I didn’t have my camera.  It was such a majestic site.  I ran 5 miles yesterday and am planning on another 4 on Thursday, taking Friday off, and then having a happy and successful 8 mile run, no time goal in mind on Saturday.  Like I said before, this is just an attempt to delay the end of race season a little bit longer.

 

 

Are you racing this weekend?

Do you like pulled pork?

 

 

Slow Cooker Chili Pulled Pork

From Everyday Maven

 

Ingredients

4½ lb pork butt

2 Tablespoons chili powder

1 Tablespoon kosher salt

1½ teaspoons ground cumin

½ teaspoon ground oregano

¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

pinch ground cloves

½ cup stock or broth

1 bay leaf

 

Directions

Combine all of the seasoning in a bowl.  Using your hands, spread the rub around the pork.

Place in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.

Then place your pork along with the stock (I used chicken) and bay leaf in your crockpot and set on low (8-10 hours).

Cook and leave it alone for set time.  Then shred with two forks or it should just fall apart.  You can drain the liquid or I let the pork soak up the liquid and flavor.

Use for a sandwich or tacos!

9 thoughts on “Chili Pulled Pork

  1. Pulled pork in the crock-pot is one of my favorite winter foods! Good luck this weekend! I, too, am loving this running weather (though I really do miss summer)!

  2. Pulled pork in the crock-pot is one of my favorite winter meals! Good luck this weekend! I, too, am loving this running weather (though I really do miss summer)!

  3. yum that pork looks amazing, I absolutely love pulled pork. Plus it’s so versatile like you said, you can use it in so many different ways! It’s always a plus when the boy likes it too 🙂

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