A few summers ago, we had some friends over for a bbq. My roommate made pulled pork, and it was amazing.I've been dreaming of it ever since, but have always been too scared to make it... I'm not very experienced with cooking meat, except for chicken.
I was at the Union Square farmer's market the other day, and came across a grass-fed stall. Usually, organic farmer's market stuff is wildly expensive for my budget, but this time I just went for it. The meat was calling to me. So I asked the seller how much I should get, and the rest is history.
In fact, making this is super easy. Especially if you have a crock pot. I left this giant hunk-o-meat in my there overnight, and it turned out perfect. I didn't even want a bun or any kind of bread messing with my meal. I just wanted the pork, the whole pork, and nothing but the pork!
I adapted this recipe for the cooking broth, except that I used ginger ale rather than chicken stock, and powdered onion. I then added a combination of Trader Joes and Stubb's BBQ sauces. I LOVE BBQ sauce, so I used more than the recommended amount.
I also enjoyed using the farmers market meat. Not only was it more delicious, but it's likely the pig who fed me lived a happier life :) I've often thought about becoming vegetarian or vegan, because it pains me to think of the cruelty that goes on in those factory farms. I don't think eating meat is wrong, but I certainly think that abuse is.
Not to get on a soap box. I realize it's hard to always be perfectly socially conscious in our choices. Sometimes Wal-mart is all you can afford. But it does make me feel nice when I am able to make a choice that involves the least suffering possible for everyone involved :)
ANYWAY. One of the most delicious meals. Ever.
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