Sometimes cooking for a dinner party can be a little bit daunting.
How many guests do you plan to have?
People can make dinner parties a little more complicated than they have to be. For sure, there are all different kinds, but let’s take a shortcut here using a slow cooker so that you have an easier time putting your party together.
One of the great things about slow cookers is that they are set it and forget it pieces of equipment. When is the last time you made some meat in the slow cooker. For this recipe, you can forget slaving away in the kitchen, even for the sides. By the time you serve up these delicious pulled pork sandwiches, all you are going to need to provide your guests is chips and drinks.
So what is the best way to make pulled pork?
You might not think so, but if you look up other more intensive recipes, you will see that almost every spice in the cabinet can be used. You don’t want to overdo it with each spice though. One spice you can leave out is lemon pepper. Use chili powder, dried oregano, cumin, onion powder, garlic, paprika, black pepper, salt and whatever else you have. Don’t trim off the fat either, even if you are using a pork shoulder instead of a pork loin.
Work those spices into the meat, and you can even marinade the meat the night before if you wish. You really don’t need to go through all that trouble though. When you get that spiced up pork loin in the slow cooker, all you have to do is let the equipment and the ingredients do their job. You put the pork loin or multiple loins if you are having a big dinner party, in the slow cooker submerged in water.
Cook that pork on low for 12 hours, and enjoy the smell.
You can take care of getting chips, drinks and other supplies in the meantime. You need one bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce per pork loin, and you need plenty of extra bottles of sauce on the side for your guests to use. Once the loin or loins have cooked for 12 hours, you can take them out and they easily shred and fall apart.
It is melt in your mouth meat, and all you have to do is drain the water, put the meat back in and add the barbecue sauce.
You then leave it cooking on low for another few hours and then just keep it warm. If you time the cooking of the pork well enough, then it is just getting ready to be served when your guests arrive. That is one of the easiest, cheapest and most delicious dinner party recipes you can take on.Once cooked the serving options are endless. Check out this Paleo option in the video below.