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Are you craving the deliciousness of sweet salsa pulled pork? Whether you’re hosting a family dinner or throwing a party with friends, this recipe is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Picture it stuffed into a taco, sprinkled over nachos, or piled high on a salad. It’s the perfect combination of heat and sweetness, and I’m here to spill the beans on just how simple it is to make.
The Secret to Tender and Juicy Sweet Pork
To achieve that melt-in-your-mouth texture, I prefer using a boneless pork butt roast. This cut of meat is ideal for slow cooking, allowing the connective tissues and fats to break down over time. With its marbling of extra fat, the pork butt remains moist and succulent throughout the cooking process. In fact, it’s a match made in heaven when paired with a slow cooker.
Slow Cooker Method for Sweet Pork
Begin by placing a 4-pound pork roast into the base of your slow cooker. To season the meat, rub 2 tablespoons of minced garlic all over the pork butt. Don’t fret—I made sure to wash my hands beforehand! Next, sprinkle on approximately 2 teaspoons of salt and 1 teaspoon of black pepper. Pop the lid on the slow cooker and let the magic happen. Cook the pork on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours. If you prefer alternative cooking methods, such as a pressure cooker or oven, we have variations available on our website.
Preparing the Sweet and Savory Sauce
After the designated cooking time, it’s time to drain off at least half of the juices and grease. In a separate bowl, combine 16 ounces of jarred salsa (preferably cooked salsa for optimal flavor) with 1 cup of brown sugar. If you’re not a fan of cumin, feel free to omit it, as it’s optional. Stir the salsa, brown sugar, and cumin (if desired) together, and then generously pour the mixture over the pork. Let the pork cook for an additional 1-2 hours until it easily shreds apart.
The Finishing Touches
Once the pork is tender and shreddable, the hardest part is resisting the temptation to devour it straight from the pot. Trust me, I’ve been there! Carefully shred the pork, but don’t hesitate to sneak a few bites along the way. Serve up the sweet pork hot and enjoy it in whichever way you desire.
That’s it! You’re now ready to savor the irresistible flavors of Costa Vida Sweet Pork. For the complete written recipe, check out our video description below. Also, feel free to explore our website, El Reno Ok, for more delectable restaurant-quality recipes that you can easily recreate in the comfort of your own home.
So, what are you waiting for? Get cooking and treat yourself to a mouthwatering meal that will have your taste buds dancing with delight.