Feed a crowd on game day or share with the neighbors who woke up with a gas leak in the kitchen
|Prep time:||15 minutes|
|Cook time:||6 – 8 hours|
|Servings:||8 – 12|
- Boneless or Bone-in Pork Butt: 7 – 9 pounds
- Chili Powder
- Ground Cumin
- Garlic Powder
- Salt & Pepper
- BBQ Sauce of choice
- Korean Gochujang Hot Pepper paste or Asian Chili Paste
- Fish Sauce
- Bakery-fresh buns, torta rolls or tortillas
- Cover pork with chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Place pork in a slow cooker. (Slow cooker liners will make the clean up process quick and easy.) Cook on low setting 6-8 hours or overnight until the meat easily shreds or pulls away from the bone. Allow meat to cool in the crock for at least an hour, then remove to a sheet pan or 9×13 dish in order to process the meat. Reserve the meat juices in a 2 quart or larger glass bowl or measuring cup. Cover and cool in the refrigerator so that the fat and broth separate.
- Once the juices have cooled, skim the fat off the top. Place the shredded meat in a large bowl, add ⅓ to ½ of the broth and stir to combine. Then add 2 – 3 tablespoons of cumin to your taste, and 2 – 3 tablespoons of chili powder to your taste and ⅓ – ½ cup of favorite BBQ sauce You may also add 1 – 2 tablespoons of fish sauce for more umami flavor — every Asian cook would! Taste, then add salt and pepper as needed. Add more BBQ sauce as needed. For a little kick, we like to add 2-3 tablespoons of spicy Korean gochujang hot pepper paste or Asian chili paste along with the BBQ sauce. If using Korean gochujang paste, mix with a little broth to thin before adding to pork.
- Serve as sandwiches or tacos.
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