Wednesday, February 19, 2014

What took me so long to make you Pulled Pork?

Don't you just want to take a huge bite?
Believe it or not I have never made BBQ Pulled Pork before! It even amazes me that I've never attempted making it. I love pulled pork and have always wanted to make it, but truth be told, I've never made it because I've always purchased my BBQ Pulled Pork from Rich Products Red Brick Market on Niagara Street. It's absolutely delicious and so easy to make because you just pop it in the oven. Over 10 years ago, one of my spa chick friends Tracy hosted a birthday party and she served Rich's pulled pork. Let me tell you, it was so good that I've been hooked ever since! It's not always so convenient trekking out to Red Brick Market for pulled pork though, so I knew I needed to attempt this dish myself. I started looking on Pinterest for mouth watering pulled pork recipes and holy-choices batman! I was like hello Pinner People, I just need a basic BBQ pulled pork recipe...I don't want to add pineapples or a can of Dr. Pepper! Geez! Thank goodness out of all the choices, every recipe looked so darn easy to make. So don't fear, you don't need to be a rocket scientist to make pulled pork. I've mentioned before, I rarely follow a recipe exactly, so I looked at a few and combined what I think seemed tasty. So that's what I did and boy did it turn out suuuper goood! I'm kicking myself for not making this years ago! Live and learn I guess. OH don't worry, don't fret my little frozen pulled pork deliciousness from Red Brick Market, I'll still use you in a pinch! Preparing pulled pork is a literally 5 minutes. However, cooking pulled pork is a different is a very timely process, like 8-10 hours in the crockpot. Today we went night skiing at Holiday Valley so my pulled pork had time to cook all day at home and I just took it with us to the lodge for dinner. It was an excellent choice and a perfect ski lodge meal! If you are like me and waited 40 plus years to make this, get moving and buy yourself some pork butt today and try it! Salute to finally making my own BBQ Pulled Pork!
Just 5 minutes to prepare ingredients in crockpot!
After 8 hours of cooking, can you smell the deliciousness?
Now ready to shred the pork, it's so incredibly tender and moist
The pork is happily bathing in the juices!
What a masterpiece!
BBQ Pulled Pork (click to print)

Serves 12 plus
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 8-10 hours in crockpot


  • 6 lb boneless pork shoulder/butt
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes with chili peppers
  • 1 bottle spicy BBQ sauce (I used Baby Rays Sweet and Spicy brand)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 medium diced onion
In  a crockpot, add pork shoulder, diced onion, canned tomatoes, 1/2 bottle BBQ sauce and water. Cook on high for 8 hours. Pork should be very tender when pierced with a fork. Using two forks, shred the pork in the crockpot and stir. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving. Add more BBQ to your liking. Serve on rolls or fajita shells.

Food Impressions:

Nate: "Wow, this is super duper yummy. Are there onions in this?" (We told Nate no because he despises onions. See Nate it had onions and you loved it!)

Tyler: "It's so juicy. It's also a little spicy and I like that!" 

Zachary: "Sweet and Spicy at the same time!"

Dave: "Oh, Wow, this is gooood." As he said taking his first bite!

Andrea: I loved the kick of spiciness to this dish. I can't wait to make this again, and again and again!

What an awesome time night skiing at Holiday Valley!
A pre-skiing shot to warm up before night skiing!


  1. Mmmm! Never thought I'd say this, but I'm totally getting myself butt this weekend! Also, wanted to tell you, before the little ones came along, we would go skiing at HV and yes- the sights and sounds of lunches and dinners were impressive and yummy! I'm sure this delicious meal fit right in :-) Ellicotville is such a gem! And thanks for including prep time!

    1. I am so glad my post has tempted you to get some "butt" this weekend! You won't be disappointed and your family won't either! Let me know how yours turns out and even post a picture if you'd like!

  2. We had this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! Unfortunately, I didnt have the tomatoes with the chile peppers in them, but my crew isnt as daring as yours anyways! I cant wait for leftovers tomorrow- such a quick but hearty meal. Thanks for sharing!