Arkansas Pulled Pork Recipe
Arkansas is also known for its BBQ, particularly the pulled pork and ribs that are often served with a tangy tomato-based sauce. Many local restaurants and BBQ joints have their own secret recipes, making it a must-try for any foodie visiting the state.
- 2 Small bowls
- 1 Slow cooker
- 5 Lbs Pork Shoulder or Pork Butt
- 1/4 Cup Brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Paprika
- 2 Teaspoons Garlic powder
- 2 Teaspoons Onion powder
- 1 Teaspoon Cumin
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Black pepper
- 1/2 Cup Apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 Cup Chicken broth
- 1/4 Cup Worcestershire sauce
- 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 Tablespoon Liquid smoke
- 1 Onion sliced
- 2 Cloves of garlic minced
- BBQ sauce of your choice
- In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, salt, and pepper.
- Rub the mixture all over the pork shoulder or pork butt.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the apple cider vinegar, chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, and liquid smoke.
- Place the pork in a slow cooker, top with the sliced onion and minced garlic.
- Pour the vinegar mixture over the pork.
- Cook on low for 8-10 hours, or until the pork is tender and shreds easily with a fork.
- Remove the pork from the slow cooker and shred with two forks.
- Add your favorite BBQ sauce to the pulled pork and toss to coat.
- Serve on buns, with coleslaw, or on top of a salad.
This recipe is easily adaptable to your preferences and you can adjust the amount of spice to your liking. Also, you can also add some sliced jalapeño peppers or hot sauce to the mix for an extra kick of heat. Enjoy your traditional Arkansas pulled pork!