Indoor Pulled Pork

posted on: Monday, February 8, 2010

Hello blog. It's been such a long long time. My life has gone from crazy to crazy-chaos. In the last couple of months I went from feeding 3 people to now feeding 6 people with complicated eating habits.

My mom works at a factory from 6:00am-2:30pm. She takes her own lunch every day, so I have to keep her in mind when I cook. I have to keep my picky 3 year old in mind and my 17 year old sister who is skinny beyond belief and desperately needs some fat on her bones, in mind. I think of myself because I could literally have 10 meals a day and still be hungry. I blame it on nursing. My husband is easy, but he's just not around that much these days to help.

Cooking has gone from fun to work. blagh. Oh well, it is what it is and no matter what we gotta eat whether I like to cook these days or not.

My friend Mariko showed me how to make indoor pulled pork this and I love how a) easy it is and b) how many people it can feed and c) how many different things you can do with it.

My favorite was sandwiches.

  • 4lbs pork butt
  • liquid smoke
  • rock salt
  • Hawaiian sweet bread
  • cream cheese
  1. Rub down the pork with liquid smoke and rock salt and place in a crockpot on low for 8 hours, or until the pork pulls apart with a fork.
  2. Spread cream cheese on Hawaiian sweet bread and place some pork inside. I buy Hawaiian sweet bread at Costco in California. I'm not sure if you can find it in other states.
  3. Serve warm.


  1. here is a tasty variation to try...same pork but use equal parts brown sugar and salsa in the slow cooker (ie 1 cup brown sugar:1 cup salsa). Eat in a layered salad with lettuce,rice and black beans or in any other way you can think of. Yum.

    Wouldn't you be bored if life wasn't crazy???

  2. Hi karla,
    i love that variation, the Cafe Rio variation, I make it all the time.
    It's super good.

    and yes I would be bored. I hate being bored

  3. Oh wow, I wish I were having this for dinner!

  4. Actually, I was also going to comment that I want you to post the cafe rio version because I need that recipe. (the cilantro dressing too! YUM. That was probably the only meal I ate since I've been sick that I've been thinking I'd like to eat again.)

  5. LOVE the cafe rio dressing! oh! I'm hungry... I'm going to throw some liquid smoke in next time. that sounds divine! I hope you feel better soon, Da.


  6. Hi Damaris, the pictures look delicious. I once ate a sandwich with pork flakes. They served it with mayo and tomato, not as grand like your sandwiches but the meal is feeling.

  7. Yummy! Take care of yourself and don't work too hard! - mary


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