Memphis Style Pulled Pork

Pulled pork in a Memphis style homemade barbecue sauce. Serve stuffed in a pita pocket with some crunchy broccoli slaw.

Memphis Style Pulled Pork

A spicy sweet homemade barbecue sauce really kicks up this slow cooker pulled pork. Serve with crunchy broccoli slaw for a delicious easy meal.

Memphis Style Pulled Pork
I absolutely love to make pulled pork. It is so east; just dump everything in your slow cooker and let it cook for 6 hours! I buy a big pork roast from Costco and cook the whole thing. I can get two or sometimes three meals out of the pork this way. The leftovers freeze perfectly and can be stored for up to a month. When I came across a beautiful post http://lecremedelacrumb.com/2013/09/slow-cooker-memphis-pork-pitas-with-southwest-slaw.html for Memphis style pulled pork with broccoli slaw, I knew I had to try the recipe. The homemade barbecue sauce is spicy but still sweet. I love how she saves some for drizzling over the pita after the pork has been cooked. The sauce definitely has more kick to it if it’s not cooked in the slow cooker with the pork. Serving the pork with broccoli slaw rather then coleslaw is a nice change. I did add some shredded carrots and purple and green cabbage to the pre made broccoli slaw. I liked serving the pork and broccoli slaw in a pita pocket but my kids found it a bit messy. They ended up just eating the pork and broccoli slaw mixed together and having the pita on the side. I actually think I will try that tomorrow for lunch since it looked just as good! Next time I make this pork, I think I’ll try serving with coleslaw and on a nice whole wheat bun. Let me know how you enjoy your pork!

Memphis Style Pulled Pork

Place pork in your slow cooker. Combine the barbecue sauce ingredients in a medium bowl. Reserve 1/2 cup of the sauce for serving. Pour remaining sauce over the pork. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. 

Memphis Slow Cooker Pork with broccoli slaw
Combine the broccoli slaw ingredients in a medium bowl. I added some shredded carrot and purple and green cabbage to the broccoli slaw. In a small bowl, combine dressing ingredients: mayonnaise, prepared mustard, white vinegar, sugar, salt, red pepper flakes and chili powder. Pour over broccoli slaw. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

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Once pork is cooked shred using two forks. Let the shredded pork cook an additional 20-30 minutes uncovered in the slow cooker. I find this helps the sauce thicken up a bit and allows the pork to absorb more sauce. 

Memphis Style Pulled Pork
Stuff a pita pocket half with equal amounts of pork and broccoli slaw. Drizzle with reserved barbecue sauce. Serve immediately. 

 

Memphis Style Pulled Pork

Memphis Style Pulled Pork
Serves 8
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
8 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
8 min
Ingredients
  1. 8 pita pocket rounds, halved
For the pork
  1. 1 (5 lb.) pork shoulder or roast
  2. 1 cup ketchup
  3. 2/3 cup white vinegar
  4. 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  5. 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  6. 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  7. 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  8. 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  9. 1 teaspoon paprika
  10. 1 teaspoon salt
  11. 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  12. 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
For the broccoli slaw
  1. 4 cups pre made broccoli slaw
  2. 1 small purple onion, chopped
  3. 1/2 cup shredded carrot, if desired
  4. 1/2 cup each shredded purple and green cabbage, if desired
Dressing
  1. 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  2. 1 1/2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  3. 1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
  4. 1 tablespoon sugar
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  7. 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
Instructions
  1. Place pork in your slow cooker.
  2. Combine the barbecue sauce ingredients in a medium bowl. Reserve 1/2 cup of the sauce for serving. Pour remaining sauce over the pork. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  3. Combine the broccoli slaw ingredients in a medium bowl. I added some shredded carrot and purple and green cabbage to the broccoli slaw. In a small bowl, combine dressing ingredients. Pour over broccoli slaw. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. Once pork is cooked shred using two forks. Let the shredded pork cook an additional 20-30 minutes uncovered in the slow cooker. I find this helps the sauce thicken up a bit and allows the pork to absorb more sauce.
  5. Stuff a pita pocket half with equal amounts of pork and broccoli slaw. Drizzle with reserved barbecue sauce. Serve immediately.
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