Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A stupendously good recipe.

Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches
original location (with a picture) here

The Reader's Digest Condensed Version:

1. Get yourself any sort of pork... a roast if you're into something big, I guess. I used a loin, if memory serves — it doesn't really matter, to be honest. Also, for obvious reasons, you need a slow-cooker.

2. Make a spice rub so you can massage this into the meat, wrap it in a double layer of plastic wrap, and leave it overnight in your fridge (or for two nights, as I completely forgot about it yesterday morning).

Ay, the rub:
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1-2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon dried oregano
4 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons table salt
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 tablespoon ground white pepper

(I used about half the amount of the quantities listed above. Also, I omitted the oregano and white pepper because I didn't have either of them around; ultimately, it doesn't matter too much what you put in, as long as it'll give it some flavour.)

3. In the morning, put a quarter of a cup of water in the bottom of the slow cooker, and put the pork in. Turn it on low and go to work.

4. When you come home, turn the slow cooker off, take the pork out, and pour out the liquid. Put the pork back in, shred it thoroughly with two forks, and toss it in about a cup of your favourite BBQ sauce.

5. Put it on low for another hour.

6. Scoop it onto kaiser buns (I like the ones with the cornmeal on 'em) and EAT YOUR HEART OUT.

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