Although we love smoked meats, our time in the summer is very limited, so we take shortcuts. If you have the ability to smoke your pork in a smoker, this recipe is not for you. After searching and trying several pulled pork recipes, we have come up with one we think is best, and easiest. The recipe uses liquid smoke, but before you discount using this “fake” ingredient, remember all liquid smoke is not the same. It is possible to get a more natural product. Read all about liquid smoke on Serious Eats website:
Here is a shortcut to get some delicious pulled pork.
One 3# pork roast ( shoulder and fresh, uncured ham works best for shredding)
2 tsp Hawaiian sea salt
2 tsp liquid smoke
- Pierce pork all over with a carving fork. Rub salt then liquid smoke over meat. Place roast in a slow cooker.
- Cover, and cook on Low for 16 to 20 hours, turning once during cooking time.
- Remove meat from slow cooker, and shred, adding drippings as needed to moisten.
- Serve on buns with your favorite barbecue sauce.
Cooking time can be shortened by cooking part of the time on the high setting. Also, recipe can easily be doubled.