Last week, I was looking for a good pulled pork recipe. I was wanting something I could leave in the crock pot for the day. After some searching, I found this delicious looking recipe. The spice mixture looked amazing. I also liked the idea of brining the pork first.
After brining a 4.5 pound Boston Butt overnight, I patted the pork loin dry like the recipe says. I then diverted from the recipe by rubbing a thin layer of yellow mustard all over the pork. (I actually took that idea from another post I’d seen which had done a great job of making me really hungry.) Next I applied the rub mixture. Although the recipe uses the oven, I put the meat in my crock pot on low for 10 hours.
You’ll have to excuse the lack of pictures with this post. To be honest, I completely forgot to get pictures of the finished product. I can tell you that it was really good and made for lots of leftovers. I had left this in the crock pot on a weekday, so I came back from work to a house that smelled amazing. After smelling this all day long, the Helpers were begging at our feet as we were fixing dinner. I would also recommend following the recipe and keeping some rub to mix in with the cooked pork. It added a fantastic layer of flavor.