I have good news & less-than-good news. Good: I have another recipe to share today! Yay! Less-Than-Good: I took cruddy iPhone pictures instead of getting out my good camera since we had company over when I made it.
I’m not sure that even my better camera would have done this meal justice anyhow, not only because I’m still not a good photographer, but because you can’t get the full experience of the sweet smell, juicy texture, and hearty feel of this stuff through a lens. Sorry. Guess you’ll just have to make it yourself at home. ::wink:wink::
Good barbeque starts with good sauce. Of course, everyone likes different things in a sauce, but I’m currently in love with this Sticky Fingers Memphis Original. It’s smokey and sweet but not too spicy. Kevin, myself, and the two other couples we had over for dinner on Saturday all seemed to dig it.
Tiff’s Pulled Pork BBQ
- About 2 or 2.5 lbs pork (I chose bone-in shoulder, which was larger due to the bone.)
- 4 oz beer (any beer, even root beer or just water)
- 1 18-oz bottle bbq sauce
- Trim your pork a little bit, but don’t go crazy clipping off the fat. I didn’t want mine too greasy, so I trimmed what I could. But stripping too much fat and handling the meat too much leads to tougher meat and greater chances of cross contamination. Get it done, and get it in the crock pot!
- Once you place the meat in the crock pot, pour the beer on top. A cheap light lager works well. Cover and set to low.
- Allow the meat to cook about 8-9 hours.
- Remove the meat from the crock pot and “pull” with two forks. The meat should fall apart easily. You can also remove any other bits of fat you find still hiding in there.
- Pour as much sauce as you’d like over the pork. I use the whole bottle, but I’m bbq-crazy like that. Mix well and serve.
As you can see, I served mine with Annie’s mac n’ cheese and broccoli, and I paired it with a Highland Brewing Cold Mountain ale. I think this pork goes well as a sandwich or plated as a meat-n-three meal.
I have one more note about budget slow cooking. It’s true that you can cook cheaper cuts of meat in a slow cooker since it makes them more tender and often more flavorful. However, healthy budget slow cooking is little different. This is not a very healthy meal, but I made it slightly better by draining the fat. You can’t sub cheaper cuts of meat in slow cooked soups, stews, chilies, and other dishes that are served with their juices. Just sayin…
- How do you like your bbq?
- Made anything stellar in the crock pot lately?