Pulled pork is a huge hit around here. It’s really the only kind of pork my husband enjoys, but I never used to make it because, frankly, shredding any kind of meat by hand sucks. But S. Winston Lane‘s blog offers the perfect solution!
This entire recipe is from S. Winston Lane, with only minor adjustments to the ingredients. But the recipe isn’t what makes this special–it’s the way the pork is shredded! In a stand mixer! Trust me. It’s so easy and will not harm your mixer.
6 boneless center cut chops (You can also use the butterfly cut chops)
Dry Rub: Use your prefered pork spices. I simply use salt and pepper
1/2 cup water
1/2 onion, cut into large chunks/slices
~Half bottle BBQ sauce of choice
Pour water and some BBQ sauce into slow cooker, stir well.
Place one layer of chops inside slow cooker.
Put some sauce and onions on top of first layer, then add another layer of chops followed by more onions and sauce.
Set to cook on low for 7 hours.
At the end of the 7 hours, transfer half of the cooked chops into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a flat beater or regular whisk attachment if you don’t have the flat beater. Mix on low until the pork is shredded to the level you want. Transfer shredded pork into another bowl and shred the remaining chops.
The end result will need saucing.
This part actually works great because while the shredded pork does have flavor without adding sauce, this gives everyone at the table the option of adding the kind of sauce they prefer.”
I always serve shredded pork with Jiffy cornbread, green beans, and black eyed peas. Although I would replace the green beans with okra in a heartbeat if it’s on hand.
This has revolutionized the way I look at pork. I’m going to try to chop up some chicken and attempt to shred it with the mixer too! We’ll see how that goes.
Good luck and I hope you love it!