Kitchen Creation: Pulled Pork Nachos

pulledWhat you’ll need:

  • Bone-in pork shoulder
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Cola
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Tortilla chips
  • Shredded cheese
  • Toppings (jalapenos, green onions, etc.)
  • Slow cooker
  • Oven
  • Phone number of a well-respected cardiologist

Step 1

Trim off any excess skin/fat from the pork shoulder.

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Step 2

Put the pork shoulder in your slow cooker (setting: Low) and pour in some cola and apple cider vinegar (roughly two-thirds cola, one-third vinegar). The majority of the pork should be submerged, but don’t worry if some sticks out.

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Step 3

Put the lid on the slow cooker and go away. Read a book. Fly a kite. Sketch a Sasquatch. Bottom line: You’ve got to let that pork shoulder cook for a looooong time. Five hours is good. Seven hours is better. Ten hours or more will make for some seriously tender pork.

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Step 4

Pull the pork (i.e. take the shoulder out of the slow cooker, separate all the meat from the bone, drain the slow cooker, then put the meat back in).

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Step 5

BBQ sauce bath! Drench the pork in BBQ sauce and let it cook for between 30 minutes and an hour.

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Step 6

Spread some tortilla chips on a baking sheet, pile some pulled pork on top, throw on some cheese and toppings, bake in the oven, and voila! Pulled pork nachos.

pulled pork nachos YUM

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