This morning I met with my radio show producers to talk about ideas for upcoming shows and radio events I must attend (like a black tie dinner we will be covering live – awesome!). Today we were scheduled to record a super-bowl themed episode, but my co-host had to leave town all of a sudden. Instead I will return to the studio on Tuesday to do a brief recording with one of the shows producers. The theme: Super Bowl.
I had already pulled out a boneless pork shoulder from my freezer intending to make pulled pork for my lunch. And then the idea hit me that this would actually be a perfect thing to serve at a Super Bowl party. It’s the easiest meat to make ever in the entire world – I swear. And the recipe (sent to me by my grandma) is courtesy of Anna Thomas Bates of Tallgrass Kitchen and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
As soon as this pork shoulder was done I shredded it right in the crockpot bowl tasting while I was shredding of course. And as I was tasting, I honestly thought to myself: this is the best pulled pork I’ve ever had. I ended up mixing the pulled pork into all the juices that had accumulated while cooking. I don’t even think it needs barbecue sauce–it’s that good. But I plan on making some anyway to bring to the studio Tuesday to share with my producers. We will be eating pulled pork sandwiches as we record. I can’t wait!
- 1 T. kosher salt
- 3 T. packed brown sugar
- 2 T. sweet paprika
- 1 T. ground mustard
- 1 T. dried oregano
- freshly ground pepper
- 3 to 4 lb. boneless pork shoulder
- buns or biscuits
- Barbecue sauce
- In a small bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
- Rub all over pork shoulder. Sprinkle leftover spice mix on top of the meat.
- Place pork in slow cooker, fat side up. If the shoulder is too large, cut into pieces to fit into the bowl of the crockpot.
- Cook on low setting 6 to 8 hours. You’ll know the meat is done when it falls apart easily. Shred with two forks and mix with the juices that have accumulated while cooking.
- Serve on your favorite bun or biscuit. Top with coleslaw and your favorite barbecue sauce, if desired.