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Re: Crock Pot/Slow Cooker thread
« Reply #60 on: October 12, 2015, 09:58:19 AM »
We did an amazing fall-apart tender 3 lb rump roast in the crock pot yesterday.  No fancy recipe, just 4 carrots, 2 celery stalks, 1 onion and a turnip that I had leftover from making last week's stew. A can of beef broth, and half a box of leftover chicken stock.  Half a palm-ful of dried parsley, dried basil, a couple bay leaves, and salt & pepper.  We seared the meat and put it all in the pot for 8 hours on low while we were out doing Sunday errands (by which I mean hanging out at local sports bars eating junk food and drinking beer with friends, watching both of our KC teams lose).  After we ate dinner I chopped up the rest of the meat and threw it back in the broth/veggie mixture, and split it into 3 containers lunches this week.  I'm already looking forward to today's lunch!
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Re: Crock Pot/Slow Cooker thread
« Reply #61 on: October 12, 2015, 10:15:08 AM »
I saw yesterday the market has "pork shoulder roasts" that are big and cheap, wondering if this is a good cut for pulled pork?
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Re: Crock Pot/Slow Cooker thread
« Reply #62 on: October 12, 2015, 10:38:11 AM »
I saw yesterday the market has "pork shoulder roasts" that are big and cheap, wondering if this is a good cut for pulled pork?

I have used it in the crock pot before and tasted great and shredded perfectly.
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Re: Crock Pot/Slow Cooker thread
« Reply #63 on: October 12, 2015, 10:41:44 AM »
I have been told by my American friends - particularly those in the South - that true bbq pulled pork is made from the shoulder.  Evidently, pork butt doesn't come from the arse, it comes from the shoulder.  Picnic is from the shoulder too.

I found shoulder a bit fatty, but people swear it's the way to go for pulled pork.
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Re: Crock Pot/Slow Cooker thread
« Reply #64 on: October 12, 2015, 10:45:54 AM »
Guess I know what I'll be having for dinner tomorrow, thanks Ladies 8)
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Re: Crock Pot/Slow Cooker thread
« Reply #65 on: October 12, 2015, 11:12:22 AM »
Coming from the land of barbecue, yes pork shoulder or butt is the best cut to slow cook for pulled pork.  It's a fatty cut of meat, but when it's slow cooked the fat should "melt" away.  When it's done just pull the meat out and discard the fatty liquid.  A friend did this recently for a party.  He put onions and a can of 7-up in the crock pot while it cooked on low overnight.  When it was done he shredded it, discarded the cooking liquid, and put the shredded meat back in the crock pot with a bottle of a good Kansas City bbq sauce for a couple more hours before serving.  It was very good, and he had some small slider buns to serve it with.


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Ha, looky here, this recipe sounds exactly like what my friend did, but it calls for ginger ale, not 7-up.  Maybe he did use ginger ale...

http://www.food.com/recipe/pulled-pork-crock-pot-131018

I think I would add some diced mild peppers such as Poblano or Anaheim to it.  If you're not going to do the bbq sauce part of it, I'd add a seasoning rub to the meat at the beginning.
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Re: Crock Pot/Slow Cooker thread
« Reply #66 on: October 12, 2015, 11:27:24 AM »
I've seen many recipes that cook the meat in soda pop.  I've made Pioneer Woman's Dr Pepper ribs, and I have to say, they are amazing.  So I bet that pulled pork would be awesome.

Toby, you've got me on a mission now to do some crockpot beef.  That sounds like a great lunch!
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Re: Crock Pot/Slow Cooker thread
« Reply #67 on: October 12, 2015, 11:35:12 AM »
I've seen many recipes that cook the meat in soda pop.  I've made Pioneer Woman's Dr Pepper ribs, and I have to say, they are amazing.  So I bet that pulled pork would be awesome.

Toby, you've got me on a mission now to do some crockpot beef.  That sounds like a great lunch!

Talking about soda on meat...

Several years ago my sister asked me to cook a ham for our Thanksgiving. She had one over at her sister in laws the weekend before and she said it was amazing and she called it "Roadkill Ham". You take a can of regular Coca-cola and pour it over the ham. Wrap it tight in foil and cook it on 200 degrees overnight. I pulled that thing out the next morning and it looked not so good but that ham was the best ham I have ever tasted in my life!
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Re: Crock Pot/Slow Cooker thread
« Reply #68 on: October 12, 2015, 12:56:11 PM »
If you're not going to do the bbq sauce part of it, I'd add a seasoning rub to the meat at the beginning.

I let my wife do all the seasoning now, she really has a knack for it.
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Re: Crock Pot/Slow Cooker thread
« Reply #69 on: October 13, 2015, 07:29:25 AM »
Damn thing barley fits in the crock pot  :o
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Re: Crock Pot/Slow Cooker thread
« Reply #70 on: October 13, 2015, 10:20:19 AM »
Damn thing barley fits in the crock pot  :o

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Re: Crock Pot/Slow Cooker thread
« Reply #71 on: October 13, 2015, 11:39:25 AM »
dunno, that slab was pretty fatty and had a big bone in it, probably gonna be like 1/2 lb of meet tonight
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Re: Crock Pot/Slow Cooker thread
« Reply #72 on: October 13, 2015, 05:54:27 PM »
little tough and tastes just like ham, turning it up to high for awhile
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Re: Crock Pot/Slow Cooker thread
« Reply #73 on: October 13, 2015, 07:35:47 PM »
That did the trick, threw it in a strainer, rinsed it and took all the fat and bone out by hand and then just shredded it back into the crock. Put in 1/2 bottle of Sweet Baby Ray's, back on to cook, will let Mr's B finish seasoning when she gets home. Good 3 lbs of pork and early taste tests went well.
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