Pulled Pork made with 7Up

I love Pork.

7 Up Pulled Pork

Bacon is my absolute favorite but, Pulled Pork comes in a very close second!

When I make Pulled Pork, I usually have BBQ sandwiches in mind, it is the perfect main dish for a large gathering of people.  All you need to do is add the BBQ sauce and a few other ingredients and let the slow cooker or oven do the rest of the work.  Recently, when I made Pulled Pork there wasn’t a party in mind, just my family.  I wanted to change things up a bit so I decided not to add the BBQ Sauce during the cooking process, instead I came up with seasonings that would allow me to use the Pulled Pork in several different ways.  I was scouring the kitchen and fridge to add some flavoring to the pork that wouldn’t interfere with my variety of recipes I was going to make with the cooked pork.  It was just standing there in the back of the fridge, 7 UP!  It added just the perfect amount of sweetness, yet it wasn’t too sweet.

 I found my new way of making Pulled Pork.

Pulled Pork with 7 Up

Pulled Pork
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 5 Pound Boneless Pork Butt {AKA Pork Shoulder}
  • 1 Tablespoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Cup 7 Up
  • ½ Cup Water
Directions
  1. For Slow Cooker
  2. Rub pepper and garlic all over the pork.
  3. Place seasoned pork in a slow cooker.
  4. Add 7 up and water to slow cooker.
  5. Cook on high for 6 hours or until when pricked with a fork meat falls apart.
  6. *
  7. For Oven
  8. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  9. Rub pepper and garlic all over the pork.
  10. Place pork in a roasting pan.
  11. Add 7 up and water to roasting pan.
  12. Cover roasting pan with foil and place in oven.
  13. Cook for 30 minutes and then turn down oven to 325 degrees.
  14. Cook for a remaining 5 hours or until meat when pricked with a fork falls apart.
  15. *
  16. * When pork is done remove pork from the oven, transfer to a large dish and cover with foil. Let stand for 20 minutes. Using 2 forks shred pork. At this point, add the pork to your favorite recipe or place pork on a soft roll with your favorite BBQ sauce.

In the next couple of weeks I will be showing you several ways to use…the other white meat!

Pulled Pork

Enjoy!

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