Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Salty Bacon Pulled Pork

I had you at "Bacon", didn't I?

Ok, get ready, because this is the easiest and tastiest pulled pork in the entire world! Yes, the entire world.

I made this once before but made the mistake of leaving in all of the salty liquid that comes out of the pork when it's done cooking, and the boyfriend said it was too salty. Super sad face! So I made it again, and figured out how to make it the right amount of salty to everyone's individual preference. Winning!

This is seriously easy, and an awesome use of pork roast when I never know what to do with. Warning: you will want to eat it straight out of the crockpot!

Serve it up with some delicious sides, like my easy roasted carrots! It's also an awesome thing to have on hand if you're doing the Zone because you can just measure out however many ounces of meat you need for your meal/snack and you're golden.

You're welcome. Eat up!

1) 3 pound pork roast (I bought a 6 pound one at Sam's Club and cut it in half. Now I can make this twice!)
2) 3-4 slices of bacon (or more if you want more, or less if you want less)
3) 1.5 TBSP of salt (this is for 3 pounds, if you use less pounds, use less salt or you will not like it!)

NOTE: You want to use a crockpot that has a timer, or you need to set a timer somewhere else so you know how long it's cooking!
1) Put your bacon slices on the bottom of a crock pot. No need to dice: they will shred into the meat.
2) Put your pork roast on top of the bacon.
3) Sprinkle your salt on top of the roast.
Ready to cook in the crockpot
4) Cook in the crockpot for 16 hours. No, seriously. SIXTEEN HOURS. Don't skimp on this! I started it after dinner and it was ready for lunch the next day.
16 hours in the crockpot
5) After the roast has cooked, use a measuring cup or a turkey baster to get out as much of the liquid as you can from the pot.
After cooking!
Juice drained, and ready to shred and add some liquid back in
6) Now use two forks and shred your pork. It should be super easy to do this!
Shredded and a few cups of liquid added back
7) Starting 1 cup at a time, add back in some liquid to your shredded pork. Stir to incorporate, and try your pork. Not salty enough yet? Add in another cup, mix, and taste again. I added back in about half (3ish cups) of the liquid until it was perfectly salty for my boyfriend's tastes. This added liquid also helps keep the pork more moist.
8) Now eat up! You can discard the extra salty liquid, or use it to cook some cabbage or carrots or whatever you want in it. But it's pretty salty---you've been warned!

Sooooooo good!

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