I was listening to an old podcast of Splendid Table while at the gym the other day.  I heard about the best sounding and easiest pulled pork   – all done in a slow cooker.  I was sold.

Cheater’s Pulled Pork

  • 5-6 lb boneless Pork Boston Butt
  • 1/2 c liquid smoke
  • 1/4 c paprika – for rub
  • 2 T kosher salt – for rub
  • 2 T coarsely ground pepper – for rub
  • 1 T garlic powder – for rub
  • 1 T dry mustard – for rub

Cut pork into 2-3 inch chunks.

Put pieces in slow cooker.  Sprinkle meat with 1/4 c. rub (rub directions below), turning pieces to coat evenly.  Add liquid smoke.

Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or until meat is pull apart tender.  Internal temperature should be 190.

Using tongs and slotted spoon, transfer meat to rimmed platter.  Let rest until cool enough to handle. Pull meat into strands.

Pour juice into bowl.  Refrigerate and then skim fat from top.

Rub  – makes 2/3 cups

Combine all seasonings listed above and stir until mixed.  Save remaining rub mix for later use.

When we made this it ended up working for about 3 different meals.  It’s great as a sandwich  – just add some bbq sauce and put onto buns.  We used it for Tacos Carnitos – using some of the juice, reheat the meat adding the juices to rehydrate and serve on tortillas with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and your favorite salsa.  We also used it as a stirfry  – reheat the meat.   Using some of the juice and some sriacha sauce, stirfry in some carrots, onions,