Experimental Wednesdays: Pulled Pork

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This is not a sexy looking dish. I admit it. But the slow cooker worked its magic and produced an amazingly tender and tasty result. Everyone loved this one. My house mate hates the flavour of pork but gave this recipe 8 out of 10 stating it didn’t even taste like pork.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

  • 1 (4 pound) pork shoulder roast

  • 1 cup barbeque sauce

  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 extra large onion, chopped

  • 2 large cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme

  1. Pour the vegetable oil into the bottom of a slow cooker. Place the pork roast into the slow cooker; pour in the barbecue sauce, apple cider vinegar, and chicken broth. Stir in the brown sugar, yellow mustard, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, onion, garlic, and thyme. Cover and cook on High until the roast shreds easily with a fork, 5 to 6 hours.
  2. Remove the roast from the slow cooker, and shred the meat using two forks. Return the shredded pork to the slow cooker, and stir the meat into the juices.
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What Is The POINT Of A Casserole Dish Without A Lid?

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Two years ago there was a horrible night when I accidentally dropped the burning hot lid of my housemate’s mother’s vintage casserole dish. While she watched, it shattered into numerous shards across the kitchen floor. I could tell she was upset but she tried to let it slide. After all, she had broken one of my mum’s tiny coffee cups – a wedding present dating back to the early 60’s – in a manic dusting episode, not long before this night.

Since then, subconsciously, every time I fossick through opportunity shops I have been on a mission to replace the lid.

One recent Saturday morning I drove into my gym car park and I saw a Garage Sale sign. There were some great things such as vintage dress patterns and magazines but, as my eye scanned the loaded tables I saw it. Not just the lid but an original Monier Slow Cooker and another ceramic dish, just like my house mate’s. $15-00 and my search was over.

Coming soon – Experimental Wednesdays: Monier Slow Cooker BBQ Pork – watch this space!