Pulled pork is a classic American dish, but it’s also one of those things that can be tricky to get right. Luckily, there’s nothing more delicious than a tender chunk of pulled pork served up on a bun with coleslaw and barbecue sauce. Pulled pork is at its best when it’s cooked slowly over low heat for several hours in the oven or on the stovetop (or even an outdoor grill). This allows all the flavors to meld together and gives you plenty of time to prepare side dishes like baked beans or sweet potato fries! But what if you want your pulled pork done faster? Fortunately, there are ways around this dilemma—and they’ll result in succulent meat every single time.
How long to cook pulled pork depends on how you want your meat to turn out.
How long to cook pulled pork depends on how you want your meat to turn out. If you want it tender and juicy, cook it for 12 hours. If you’re after a more traditional flavor, cook the meat for 24 hours.
If you want the meat to be tender and juicy, cook it for 12 hours.
Pulled pork is a delicious dish, but it can be difficult to make. If you want the meat to be tender and juicy, cook it for 12 hours. If not, try cooking it for 24 hours instead.
In order to get the right amount of tenderness in your pulled pork dish, there are two main factors that affect how long you should cook your meat: 1) The size of the pork butt 2) How much fat is on top of it
If you want a more traditional flavor, cook the meat for 24 hours.
If you want a more traditional flavor, cook the meat for 24 hours. The longer you cook pulled pork, the more flavor it will have. This is because of how long it takes for all of those delicious juices to evaporate and then rehydrate back into the meat (this process is called “retaining moisture”).
The result? Tenderness and juiciness that’ll blow your mind!
Regardless of whether you cook it for 12 or 24 hours, remember to skim the fat off once all the meat is done cooking.
Once you’ve pulled the pork, it’s time to skim off the fat. This is important because you don’t want to eat a lot of fat with your meat–it can be difficult to digest and also makes it taste greasy.
To skim the fat off, use a ladle or large spoon and skim across the top of your crockpot until all of it has been removed. You may need to do this in stages depending on how much liquid there is in your slow cooker at any given time.
Once you’ve removed as much grease as possible without sacrificing too much liquid from cooking out through evaporation (which would make for dry pulled pork), transfer your cooked pork onto another plate or baking sheet lined with paper towels so that any excess water drains out before storing in freezer bags for later use!
The longer you cook your pulled pork, the juicier and more tender it will be
The longer you cook your pulled pork, the juicier and more tender it will be. That’s because when you cook a piece of meat in an oven or on top of a grill, the internal temperature rises as moisture inside evaporates. As this happens, proteins within each muscle fiber begin to break down into smaller pieces that can then be broken down further by enzymes in our saliva during chewing–this process is called “denaturing.”
The result? Juicier meat!
But don’t think that just because something tastes good means it has fewer calories than its less tasty counterpart (for example: French fries vs sweet potato fries). In fact, research shows that people who eat foods high in fat tend to underestimate how much they’re consuming–and therefore end up eating more calories than those who choose low-fat options like grilled chicken over fried chicken wings.*
Pulled pork is a delicious dish to make, but it can be difficult to know how long to cook the meat for. The good news is that there are two different methods that will give you great results! If you want your pulled pork to be tender and juicy, cook it for 12 hours. If you want a more traditional flavor, then 24 hours will give that result as well. Regardless of whether you cook it for 12 or 24 hours though, remember to skim off any excess fat before serving your meal