This Southern Pulled Pork recipe just takes me back to my roots. Ain’t it funny how often I seem to revisit them in the form of a classic dish? I suggest you try the same – and if you aren’t from the South, I suggest you try this recipe out for size all the same. This recipe is super economical too – if you have leftovers, add the pork to your sandwiches the next day. Trust me, you won’t have any complaints.
Southern Pulled Pork
You will need
- 2 pounds pork roast, boneless
- 1 chopped onion
- 4 cups water
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
- 1 tablespoon liquid smoke flavoring
Cut the pork roast into large portions and layer the Cajun seasoning on generously. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat and add the pork. Make sure the pork is brown on all sides and then transfer the pork to a slow cooker.
In the skillet, add the garlic and onion and cook until tender – usually a few minutes. Stir the water into the skillet mixture. Pour the whole mixture into the slow cooker with the pork. Add the liquid smoke flavoring in.
Cover with a lid and cook in the slow cooker for 6 hours on high. By this time, the meat should be falling apart if you pierce it with a fork. Remove the pork from the slow cooker and shred the meat. Return it to the slow cooker so it stays warm while serving. Add to sandwiches, hamburger buns, salads, or serve with vegetables.