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Best Thing I’ve Eaten This Week

30 Dec

This post isn’t fair.  It’s not, and I apologize.  I had a whole lot of delicious holiday food, but none of it is featured here.

I had ham, nice steaks, homemade meatballs, taco salad, potato soup, and lots of other things.  That doesn’t even include desserts (even though I’m not usually a huge dessert person, there were definitely some tasty treats!).  Perhaps a Holiday Edition of “Best Thing I’ve Eaten This Week” in future years…

Instead, I’ve decided to bypass all of those holiday eats and go with a recent meal that we made for the first time.  An easy meal, but one that was quite delicious: pulled pork.  It was the first time we’ve done pulled pork, but one that we’ve been looking forward to ever since we got our crockpot about a month ago.

We found a great deal on a pork shoulder at the store and decided to make our move. Here’s how it went:

Put a nice spice rub on the pork shoulder (garlic powder, chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt).  We left that rub on for about an hour before we actually put it in the crock pot.

Put a nice spice rub on the pork shoulder (garlic powder, chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt and a chopped onion). We left that rub on for about an hour before we actually put it in the crock pot.

We put it in the crock pot overnight (flipping it a few times).  The next day it was soft enough that we could easily shred it with a couple of forks.  We drained the grease (saving some of it), removed the bone, and then shredded the pork.

We put it in the crock pot overnight (flipping it a few times). The next day it was soft enough that we could easily shred it with a couple of forks. We drained the grease (saving some of it), removed the bone, and then shredded the pork.

We then took about a cup of the sauce (grease) that we saved and mixed it with a bottle of honey BBQ sauce.  Mixed that in and allowed it to simmer a while longer.  We also added a little extra of the spice rub that we had left over.

We then took about a cup of the sauce (grease) that we saved and mixed it with a bottle of honey BBQ sauce. Mixed that in and allowed it to simmer a while longer. We also added a little extra of the spice rub that we had left over.

At this point, our pulled pork was looking, smelling, and tasting delicious.  Time to eat!

At this point, our pulled pork was looking, smelling, and tasting delicious. Time to eat!

We threw a few buns in the broiler to toast them.

We threw a few buns in the broiler to toast them.

Added the pulled pork and topped with a slice of tomato!

Added the pulled pork and topped with a slice of tomato!

Now, I know I may be a bit biased, but this was legitimately some of the best pulled pork that I’ve ever had.  The meat was so tender and juicy (I guess that’s what about 18 hours in the crock pot does), it was well seasoned, and the barbecue was great.  Our first time with pulled pork was a great success!

Here is a price estimation of the meal:

$6.25  – pork shoulder (6.25lbs); we got super lucky to find it on sale this cheap!

$.25   – buns (package of 8); we got these on sale too

$1.00  – bottle of BBQ sauce

~$.50  – onion

~$.25  – tomato

$8.25   – Total Price for 5-6lbs of shredded pork.  Pretty cost-effective!

As Always: Eat. Be Happy.

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3 Comments

Posted by on December 30, 2012 in Food

 

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3 responses to “Best Thing I’ve Eaten This Week

  1. Buddy

    December 30, 2012 at 11:06 PM

    I am hungry. I love bbq pork. #postleader

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    • trokspot

      December 30, 2012 at 11:07 PM

      I think you now have the record for the fastest comment ever as well.

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  2. Buddy

    December 30, 2012 at 11:19 PM

    I am not troking around here.

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