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Southern Pulled Pork

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6-1/2 hours

Makes

10 servings

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
Southern Pulled Pork Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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

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 until meat is tender, 6-8 hours.
  2. Remove meat; cool slightly. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer to a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into juices. Return to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 2 minutes.
  3. Shred meat with two forks; return to the slow cooker. Stir in sauce. Cover and cook 15 minutes longer or until heated through. If desired, serve with sweet potatoes.

Can you freeze Southern Pulled Pork?

Freeze cooled pork mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally; add a little broth or water if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 282 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 240mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 medium-fat meat, 1 starch.

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