How to Cook Pulled Pork

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Pulled pork is meat that is made so tender that you can pull at it. Using the slow cooking method, pulled pork is actually very easy to prepare. In fact with the many ways of cooking pulled pork, you’ll be preparing a pulled pork recipe in no time.

Here are some tips to help you create the perfect pulled pork:

Choose the Right Cut

The right cut is generally the shoulder cut while for some, it’s a mixture of different cuts. Depending on the taste and texture that you want to achieve you, you might want to choose different cuts. Generally, however, the shoulder cut is what a normal pulled pork recipe calls for.

Apply the Right Seasoning

To achieve fantastic pulled pork, try seasoning it with sugar and salt. Remember to leave it in the fridge for a couple of hours so that it has a chance to absorb the seasoning. Then when the cut is seasoned properly, you cook it over slow heat for a couple of hours. Sometimes a pulled pork recipe might not state that you should season your meat, however, this is generally assumed when preparing good pulled pork.

Sauce to Those Who Sauce

This is another area where different people have different preferences with their meat. Some want sauce with their pulled pork while others are very much content with the salt and sugar seasoning. The trick here is to let whoever is eating decide whether he or she wants sauce with their pulled pork.

Now that you have an idea about how to cook pulled pork, here’s a simple pulled pork recipe that you can follow to prepare your own pulled pork dish.

Pulled Pork Recipe


  • 4 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 kilogram pork shoulder


  1. Place onions, garlic, and pour in stock.
  2. Mix sugar, salt, chili powder, cinnamon and cumin in a small bowl.
  3. Dry the pork with paper towels.
  4. Rub the mixture all over the pork then place in the onion, garlic and stock mix.
  5. Place in the slow cooker and cover.
  6. Cook until pork is tender for approximately 8 to 10 hours on low heat.
  7. Turn off the slow cooker.
  8. Place pork on a cutting board.
  9. Using a strainer, strain the liquid from the slow cooker into a bowl and set aside.
  10. Return the solids back into the slow cooker. You will use this later.
  11. Debone the pork, then shred. Remember to discard the large pieces of fat. Return shredded meat to slow cooker.
  12. Mix the shredded meat with the mixture in the slow cooker. You can use the liquid to moisten the pork. Add only a little bit at a time.
  13. Season with salt to taste.

We at Butcherman hope that you enjoyed this recipe.

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