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Make-Ahead Oven-Roasted Pulled Pork

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Make-Ahead Oven-Roasted Pulled Pork
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 7 hr 0 min
  • Servings 20
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Pulled pork isn’t just for barbecue sandwiches. Keep this freezer-friendly little piggy on hand to make your weeknight dinners doable and delicious!

Ingredients

4
to 6 lb boneless pork shoulder roast (Boston butt)
20
cloves garlic, peeled
1/4
cup olive oil
2
teaspoons salt
2
teaspoons pepper

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. In 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish, place pork fat side up. Make (20) 1-inch slits in the fat, and tuck a clove of garlic into each. Rub all over with oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper; rub into meat.
  • 2 Cover tightly with foil. Roast 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 hours, or until meat thermometer inserted in center of roast reads 190°F. Remove from oven; let rest until cool enough to handle, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 Shred meat with two forks, discarding garlic as you go. Toss shredded pork in some of the pan juices (if any) to coat. Divide pork into 2-cup portions. Place each portion in freezer container or resealable freezer plastic bag. Label with date. Cover and refrigerate until completely cooled, at least an hour. Transfer to freezer; freeze up to 3 months.
Tips  

We recommended freezing in 2-cup portions, but make it work for you by packaging in whatever size portion you need to feed your family for one meal.

We tested this recipe with 5-lb pork shoulders. If your shoulder is much smaller or larger, adjust salt and cook time accordingly.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
110
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
19%
(
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
270mg
11%
Potassium
180mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
0g
)
Protein
12g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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