50 FAVORITES UNDER $50 (TALK ABOUT A WIN-WIN). SHOP NOW »
All questions

Looking for a good, easy pulled pork recipe that doesn't require a smoker.

asked by amydonovan almost 3 years ago
12 answers 2161 views
8425a5f0 773c 4ccd b24e 9e75b44477a8  monita photo
Monita

Monita is a Recipe Tester for Food52

added almost 3 years ago

Here's a pretty straight-forward recipe that doesn't entail smoking
http://www.marthastewart...

51d6debe 8184 4f26 9614 c25e2aa571c3  p3200173
pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added almost 3 years ago

Pulled pork doesn't need to be smoked at all. You braise a cut like shoulder for a long time. This recipe is for a Chinese style http://food52.com/recipes... but you can adapt the technique to whatever flavorings you want to use. Slow cookers work great for this.

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added almost 3 years ago

Easiest pulled pork recipe I recently made is from "This Is A Cookbook." 4 lb pork shoulder, one chopped onion, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 TBS chili powder and 12 ounces of beer. Cook at low temp until falling apart. (I use slow cooker, but you can use oven at 300 F)

Fca4e46d 262a 416c 8ce5 316470249de2  565101 1406091363 1702312332 n
added almost 3 years ago

I do a carnitas style which is simple and great. Cut a pork shoulder into large chunks. Salt and pepper and brown in batches adding a chopped onion and a few garlic cloves at the end. Add some oregano and a cup of whole milk. Cut an orange in half, squeeze the juice and throw both halves in. Add water to just cover. Put in 300 degree oven until liquid is gone and meat is crispy, turning pieces a few times. This is great with pickled onions and jalapeños, cotija, avocado, sala and cilantro.

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added almost 3 years ago

the america's test kitchen recipe is the best one I have found....oven baked with a smoked-paprika rub

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added almost 3 years ago

the america's test kitchen recipe is the best one I have found....oven baked with a smoked-paprika rub

120fa86a 7a24 4cc0 8ee1 a8d1ab14c725  me in munich with fish
added almost 3 years ago

Here's a good one http://www.thejoykitchen...

9b20ced5 38d1 4542 a2e2 aed18fe58c6b  img 1875
added almost 3 years ago

i use a crockpot and put a spice rub whatever flavors you like then make or buy some bbq sauce and leave in all day low and slow it will be perfection

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added almost 3 years ago

All I do for good pulled pork is take a pork butt/shoulder and stick it in the crockpot with a few good pinches of kosher salt and leave it on high for 5-6 hours. It pulls beautifully and you can season it however you want... You can add bbq sauce or you can make carnitas.

B0e51b35 a002 4fdd adc2 f06fa947184e  baci1
HalfPint

HalfPint is a trusted home cook.

added almost 3 years ago

And if you want a little bit of smoky flavor. Rub ~1Tb liquid smoke all over the pork and proceed with the slow cooker method. Just don't overcook or the meat gets dry and stringy tough.

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
Pegeen

Pegeen is a trusted home cook.

added almost 3 years ago

Momofuku Bo Ssam, published in The New York Times
Very easy - just takes a long time in the oven (6 hours)
http://www.nytimes.com...

16f72ccb 3197 434b a946 8e9e68a3715f  cristina 014 web final
added almost 3 years ago

As stone fruit comes into season, I think I'll be making this recipe again! http://theroamingkitchen...

0caef36d b9c3 41e6 b124 2e9ea2b995cb  dsc 2312 version 2