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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork (or chicken) - One of my biggest mommy meal secrets...

So here is the deal:  I am about to share one of my favorite recipes and definitely my most used one.  It is primarily for pork but I used chicken this last week and it rocked.  The best thing about this recipe?  You can make it in mass quantity and freeze it for  later.  And the next best thing? I have at least 4 variations on how to serve this meat- from chicken lettuce wraps to burritos to your classic BBQ sandwich.  The root recipe comes today.  I'll share the variations tomorrow.

1 cup cider vinegar
3 T sugar
1 1/2 T hot red-pepper flakes
1 (3lb) boneless pork loin - I've used up to 7lb.
1 onion, chopped
8 cloves garlic, halved
1/2 cup water
2 T Dijon mustard
2 T honey (I omit)
1 T Worcestershire sauce
Salt and Pepper

Mix cider vinegar, sugar and hot pepper flakes in small bowl, set aside.  Put in 2/3 onion and garlic halves in bottom of crock pot.  Place salted and peppered meat in crock pot.  Put rest of onion and garlic on top.  Pour vinegar mixture over meat.  Add water and cook for 5-8 hours.  Shred the meat with a fork, as mustard, honey and Worcestershire and mix.  Let cook for 5 more minutes and serve!


  1. YUM! Thanks for sharing this...I am definitely putting this on my "to try" list:) Did you try the couscous salad yet? What did you think?

  2. Made it! Loved it, and so did our guests! Last night sandwiches, tonight tacos and still have leftovers.

  3. Yay! Nancy, I am glad it turned out for you!