Kansas City Pulled Pork

Total Time
Prep 24 hrs
Cook 8 hrs

This recipe was printed in a Williams Sonoma catalog and is based on the pulled pork served at Danny Edwards BLVD BBQ in Kansas City, Missouri.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. in bowl, combine brown sugar, salt, paprika, pepper, thyme, coriander, mustard powder, fennel and garlic powder.
  2. Score diamond pattern on fatty side of pork. Insert knife into pork to create 6 small pockets; insert 1 garlic clove in each.
  3. Rub pork all over with 8 tablespoons spice mixture; reserve rest. Wrap pork with plastic; refrigerate overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove plastic from pork; place fat side up, in oven-safe insert of slow cooker. Roast in oven for 45-60 minutes. Transfer insert to slow cooker base; add apple juice and water. Cover; cook on low, turning pork occasionally, 6-7 hours. Transfer pork to cutting board, reserving cooking liquid. Roughly chop meat with cleaver.
  5. Place meat in bowl, allow to stand 5-10 minutes. Strain off any additional cooking liquid and add it to reserved cooking liquid. Ladle 1/2 to 3/4 cup of reserved liquid back over meat. Stir in 1-2 tablespoons spice mixture. Serve with rolls and BBQ sauce of your choice.


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I didn't follow the recipe exactly, as I had been looking at a number of other recipes for slow cooker pulled pork, so I won't rate it. However, I did follow fairly closely and was very pleased with the result, as I had never tried to make pulled pork before.

SarahEmmm August 29, 2014

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