Southern Pulled Pork Recipe
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Southern Pulled Pork Recipe

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With molasses and brown sugar, this sweet and tangy pork takes just a few minutes of prep and offers plenty of hands-free time. It’s even more rewarding with yummy sweet potatoes. —Katie Grady, West Boylston, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6-1/2 hours
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6-1/2 hours
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 pounds)
  • 1/3 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • Baked sweet potatoes, optional

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup (calculated without potatoes) equals 282 calories, 14 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 81 mg cholesterol, 240 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 medium-fat meat, 1 starch.

Directions

  1. Place pork in a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker. Combine the mustard, molasses, brown sugar and soy sauce; pour over roast. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove meat; cool slightly. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer to a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into juices. Return to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Shred meat with two forks; return to the slow cooker. Stir in gravy. Cover and cook 15 minutes longer or until heated through. Serve with sweet potatoes if desired. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Southern Pulled Pork in Simple & Delicious February/March 2011, p47

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup (calculated without potatoes) equals 282 calories, 14 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 81 mg cholesterol, 240 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 medium-fat meat, 1 starch.

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Reviewed May. 8, 2014

I didnt have stoneground mustard so I used honey mustard. it was delicious! got great reviews from my family.

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Reviewed Jul. 8, 2012

We love pulled pork so I thought I would try this recipe. It was delicious. My only suggestion for future is to make more sauce so there will be more gravy. the flavor was exactly right, just wanted more of it.

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Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

Family loved it!

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Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

Very Yummy! Just used a pork tenderloin instead & still turned out great!

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Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

Outstanding flavor, great recipe!

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