Friday, February 25, 2011

Pulled Pork

Pork roast is one of the least expensive meats to purchase. It is so easy to prepare also. I always buy a couple of large picnic roasts when they are on sale for less than $1.00 a pound and cook them in the crockpot. (I actually found these marked down to just over $.50 a pound for quick sale - hooray!) They need to cook on low for 10-12 hours or longer. I usually put them in right as I'm going to bed and then they are ready to shred between 9 am-noon the next morning. 

When you stab a fork in and twist it the meat will shred easily when it is done.

Remove the meat to a baking sheet and pull it apart with two forks, separating out any fat or other undesirable parts. It shreds easiest when it is warm.

Here you see my pile of undesirable parts off in one corner. Allow the rest of the meat to cool and then package in ziplock bags and freeze for later.

You can use pulled pork in tacos or enchilladas. We also love to mix it with BBQ sauce and serve it on hamburger buns. The other delicious way to serve pulled pork is as Mexican Sweet Pork. I'll share my recipe for that in another post. Having some frozen in the freezer already pulled apart means many quick, inexpensive meals over the next few months. Watch for a sale and dust off those crockpots.


  1. Where do you find these roasts for such a great price? I thought $2 a lb at Costco was good.

  2. I found these particular roasts at Winco. They were having a pork sale and the picnic roasts were $.79 a pound. They happened to have 2 large roasts they had marked down even further for quick sale so I snagged them both. I usually can find pork roasts for $1.20 a pound or less even without a sale. I make it a habit to walk through the meat department wherever I am shopping and check out their prices. Meat freezes so well so even if it is not on my list I grab some if it is a great deal. I don't often have meat on my list since I end up restocking my freezer this way instead.