Perfect Pulled Pork
Recipe type: Meat, Main Course
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Foolproof pulled pork, ready for the oven in five minutes. Rich and tender, perfect for so many different meals!
  • 3-5 lb. pork shoulder
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • dried oregano
  • dried cumin
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • 1 can or bottle of beer (usually a lager or IPA but whatever is on hand is fine)
  • water
  • Wondra or all purpose flour
  1. Preheat oven to 325ยบ.
  2. Place pork shoulder in a large Dutch oven and sprinkle on one side with salt, pepper, oregano, cumin, garlic powder, and onion powder - no set measurements, just a light coat of each. Turn the pork shoulder over and repeat with the spices. Pour the can of beer around the pork then add water to cover the meat by about two-thirds.
  3. Cover and place in the oven for four hours, until the meat is falling apart. Alternatively, do all of the above in a Crock Pot and cook on high for four hours or on low for eight hours.
  4. Remove the meat from the cooking liquid and let cool slightly then use a fork and dinner knife to separate the meat from the fat. Discard the fat. Shred the meat with the fork and knife.
  5. Pour the cooking liquid into a gravy separator so the fat rises to the top. Pour the broth only (you want about 1-2 cups) back into the Dutch oven and bring to a low boil over medium-high heat - add a bit of water if there is not enough or if the cooking liquid is too salty. Stir the flour (2 tbsp - ¼ cup) until the broth has thickened to the consistency of thin gravy. Stir into the meat.
Recipe by The Chronicles of Home at