Aug 7, 2013

Best Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Heinz Vinegar. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and as a thank you for participating.

My husband loves pulled pork! He orders it whenever we go out for barbecue and goes crazy when I make it. I have found the perfect way to make pulled pork in the slow cooker! Which really anything that can go into a slow cooker and come out tasting great is a winner in my book.
The secret to this pulled pork is the Heinz® Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar. I like the unfiltered apple cider for this recipe since it's in its most natural and wholesome form. The product retains the “mother” of the vinegar – a compound created naturally during vinegar’s fermentation process. I love the tang that adds to my pork. I'm not a huge fan of overly sweet barbecue and the vinegar really helps cut into the sweetness.
I also like the Heinz® Apple Cider since the flavor is mellower. It's perfect for salads and marinades when you don't want as much of a kick!

This is a very easy recipe and it takes little prep work! Do I have your attention yet? It does need to cook all day so make sure you turn it on first thing in the morning. And be prepared to want to dig into the pork by 2! Typically I'll make something a few times before I stop tweaking the recipe. But sometimes I make it a little different every time. Brett told me that this final version of pulled pork was perfect so I needed to stop messing with it! That's how I know I have a winner on my hands; he doesn't want me to change a thing!


Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

8-10 pound pork shoulder
garlic salt
pepper
1/2 cup Heinz® Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar
1 cup barbecue sauce
a splash or two of Worcestershire sauce

The Night Before
1 Trim the pork shoulder of excess fat. The beauty of a slow cooker is that you don't need to fat to make it tender.
2. Put plenty of garlic salt and pepper on all sides. Go to town with the pepper! It makes an amazing crust!


3. Wrap the pork in plastic wrap and place it in the fridge. If this is the moment you realize that you're out of plastic wrap, use aluminium foil.

In the Morning
1. Unwrap your pork and place it into the slow cooker.
2. Mix the vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and barbecue sauce in a small bowl. Pour over the pork. Turn the slow cooker on low and cook 8-10 hours.


3. Remove the pork from the slow cooker and use two forks to shred it up. It will just fall apart. Place in a large bowl.
4. Optional - Use a fat separator to skim the fat from the juice. I never skip this step since it makes the pork less oily.


5. Return the pork and the juices to the slow cooker and turn the heat setting to keep warm. Serve when you're ready to eat!



You can buy the Heinz® Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar and the Heinz® Apple Cider Vinegar at Wal-Mart and select retailers. The suggested retail price for the Unfiltered is $3.99 for a quart. The suggested retail price for the Apple Cider Vinegar is $2.69 for a quart. Pick them up next time you're out shopping and use them to kick up your recipes a notch. If you need some inspiration for more ways to use them, visit Heinz's Pinterest page or website for recipes.

And vinegar is great for more than recipes! I put a little in a bowl of water into my microwave for a minute to make cleaning easier. I also use a little on my cutting boards for a quick all natural clean. There are tips on their website for more household uses.


Do you ever use vinegar in your cooking? What about around the house? I would love to hear some of your tips!

5 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious. I have never made pulled pork. Then again, I dislike cooking meat and I suck at my slow cooker.

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  2. I am generally not a pork eater, but I loved pulled pork. Heinz makes good vinegar and I have been craving good vinegar lately.
    thanks for sharing, I will share this with my daughter ad ask her to send me leftovers like she does every week. YUM!

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  3. I loooove pork!
    This is a great one to try at home thanks

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  4. i need to try this recipe it sounds very yummy!

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