Old Fashioned Barbecued Pulled Pork

What is the secret to moist, delicious, NON-SOGGY slow cooker meat? You braise it! 
What is braising?
I'm glad you asked! :-)

What's the secret to amazing pulled pork in the slow cooker? You don't add any liquid!

Today I want to share with you an exciting new project that I have been working on. I got to go to New York a few months ago and filmed a Slow Cooking class with Skillshare and Yummly.

This is a free online course on Slow Cooking -- most of you already know WAY MORE ABOUT SLOW COOKING than the average person, but I do think you will find a lot of what I discuss beneficial.

in this 40 minute class I teach: 

how to braise meat in the slow cooker
how to pick out the best cut of meat for slow cooking
how to properly trim the meat for the healthiest end-result
how to make a perfect spice rub, and the correct ratio to use (PS: a homemade spice rub makes a FANTASTIC holiday gift! Put it in a mason jar, print out a label and you've got an instant hit gift!)

I'm excited to share it with you! This is the link to enroll (totally free.): skl.sh/steph

This is the complete recipe:

Old Fashioned Pulled Pork
serves 10

1 (5-pound) boneless pork butt or shoulder roast
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 (18-ounce) bottle prepared barbecue sauce (or you can use homemade)
10 soft hamburger buns, or hoagie rolls for serving
Suggested toppings: jalapeƱo slices, cheddar cheese, coleslaw
Use a 6-quart slow cooker. Put the roast into the insert. In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar and dry spices. Rub this spice mixture evenly over all sides of the meat. Do not add any liquid to the pot. 

Cover, and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours, or until the meat shreds easily between two forks. 

Drain the accumulated liquid, and stir in the prepared barbecue sauce.

 Cover, and heat on high for 20 to 30 minutes, or until heated through. Serve on buns with your favorite toppings.

 So there you go! Happy Slow Cooking!

PS: there is a spot in the Projects section of the Class Site where you can upload your own Slow Cooker recipes, photos, and stories. I'd love to see what you have created!

PPS: while I was in Manhattan I drank an $8 bottle of water.
it tasted like...

wait for it...


(in case you were wondering). ;-)

Braising! Learn all about it and why you should cook this way in your crockpot slow cooker. Just say no to soggy meat!!

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Posted by: Stephanie O'Dea | A Year of Slow Cooking at August 16, 2016

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