Ultimate Pulled Pork

Ingredients: 3.5-5 pound pork shoulder 1 large onion, thinly sliced olive oil 1 cup chicken stock Directions: Preheat oven to 275°F, heat olive oil and sauté the onions over medium heat in a dutch oven. I used a Le Creuset French Oven for this. Once onions are browned, add the chicken stock and deglaze the [...]

Ingredients:

  • 3.5-5 pound pork shoulder
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken stock

Directions:

Preheat oven to 275°F, heat olive oil and sauté the onions over medium heat in a dutch oven. I used a Le Creuset French Oven for this. Once onions are browned, add the chicken stock and deglaze the pan – this means add the chicken broth to the sautéed onions over the medium heat and scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the pan with a spatula.

Add the pork shoulder to the dutch oven, cover and place in the preheated oven. Let it roast for about six hours, checking on it every hour or so.

The pork is ready to leave its oven home when it is fork tender. Test this by running a fork along the top of the roast and it should pull readily. That’s how you know it’s done.

Remove the pork from the oven and use two forks to shred it. Mix with remaining liquid (should be thick brown onion mix and not extra liquidy). Serve immediately or refrigerate and reheat on a skillet when ready to serve.

I topped this with jalapeño carrots (recipe to be posted soon) and it was delicious.

 

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Raised in the ocean lined landscape of Southern California, Ilana now calls the rocky mountains of Colorado home. Ilana is a mother to an adventurous daughter, an accomplished rock and ice climber, skier, snowboarder, mountain distance runner, avid adventurer, and a Registered Trauma Nurse. A recent, near fatal accident in May, 2018, has left Ilana with a new disability; bringing her biggest life challenge to head, adapting to continue her pursuit of long, hard days in the mountains and share it with the generations to come. Ilana is the founder of Thrillseekers Anonymous, a seasoned event speaker, and has been featured in various media outlets including the February 2015 issue of ‘Climbing’ magazine, December 2013 issue of ‘Rock and Ice’ magazine, December/January 2013 issue of ‘Gripped Climbing’ magazine, Canyoneering: A Guide to Techniques for Wet and Dry Canyons (How To Climb Series) by Dave Black and Pasadena Magazine as well as a Climbing Expert on MTV’s Parental Control (Season 7 – “Heather”).

Ilana has written 121 articles for Thrillseekers Anonymous.

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