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Old 04-03-2008, 03:15 PM   #1
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Question Pork in a Slow Cooker

I was looking for a really good recipe for pork in a crock pot. I have done this several times and it is good, but I was looking for something that really stands out.

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Old 04-03-2008, 03:23 PM   #2
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I take it this is a pork shoulder or pork butt?

You can try a combination of onions, apple jelly, a bit of chicken broth, and some Dijon grain mustard

You can also make a mixture out of pineapple puree, brown sugar, a bit of white wine

Using apple cider/juice and a bit of vinegar as your liquid is also good
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Old 04-03-2008, 03:25 PM   #3
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Pork sholder. What about cooking it with beer?
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I doubt beer will make the end result stand out in any way. You want to add herbs and spices.
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well, however. I just wanted to experiment with something new and unusual
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I don't have answers, but I'm going to keep tabs on this thread... I'm looking for the same thing (a good pork recipe).

I just made some in the crockpot for dinner last night and put a little water and plenty of bar-b-que sauce in it. As it cooked, the sauce became very liquidy and the pork was totally submerged in it. I was VERY surprised when the pork was dry inside!
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I think a darker beer would stand out in flavor and probably affect it more than you think flavorwise. You can cut it in half and try it two different ways on two different days
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I don't have answers, but I'm going to keep tabs on this thread... I'm looking for the same thing (a good pork recipe).

I just made some in the crockpot for dinner last night and put a little water and plenty of bar-b-que sauce in it. As it cooked, the sauce became very liquidy and the pork was totally submerged in it. I was VERY surprised when the pork was dry inside!
KS - what cut of pork did you use? If you used a pork roast they are not meant for low and slow cooking. They are more geared toward a hefty sear and high heat in the oven/grill to finish. You want a cheaper cut i.e., Boston butt or shoulder for the low and slow.

Also, if you did in fact use one of the cheaper cuts, you just didnt' cook it long enough. It needs to come to an internal temp of at least 190 F.

It does sound more like you used a pork roast.
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Old 04-04-2008, 11:45 AM   #9
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Last night I took a pork butt pan seared it. I took 1 pack of onion soup mix and combined it with 1cup water and 1cup (Beef Broth). I chopped carrots, parsnips, celery, an onion, and 3 cloves of garlic. I placed the pork in the crock pot seasoned with s&p threw in the veggies and covered it with the soup, water, and broth mixture. I let it cook for 6 hrs on low and 1 hr on high. Flipping it occasionally to cover in the juice.... It was fantastic! I was worried that the beef broth would be weird on the pork but it was very juicy, flavorful and tender!!!
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Pork can hande beef or chicken based sauces or gravies or a mixture of the two.
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