Recipe of the Week!

February 10, 2010

Today’s recipe comes to us from a new fan of the Mouse House Kitchen, Angela.  I had the good fortune to sample this dish during the Super Bowl, and it was a marvelous treat amidst a meal traditionally dominated by chicken wings and pizza.  Pulled pork is one of my favorite foods, but I have had some recipes that were not up to snuff, from not being cooked properly and/or having a bland sauce on it.  But Angela’s is super tender, flavorful, and the sauce has just the right kick to it.  You’ll need a slow cooker, and be sure to follow her serving instructions for maximum enjoyment.  So thanks very much Angela for this week’s Recipe of the Week!  Enjoy.

Ledford’s Super Easy Pulled Pork

(serves about 6)

1 pork roast, about 3 lbs.

15 oz. can crushed tomatoes

½ cup of dark brown sugar

6 cloves garlic, minced or chopped

2 tbsp. chili powder

2 tbsp. cumin

2 tbsp. crushed red pepper

½ tsp. salt

½ tsp. pepper

Mix all ingredients in a slow cooker.  Cook on low for approximately 6 hours (longer if the roast is larger) and cook the hell out of it.  You’ll know it’s done when it easily pulls apart with a fork.  Shred with a couple of forks while still in the slow cooker and continue to cook for another half hour or so.  When ready to serve, drain away most of the sauce, leaving a bit on the side and place on a platter.  Serve with soft rolls that can soak up the saucy goodness, accompanied by chopped sweet onion and dill pickle slices.  Eat!



  1. Mouth is watering….copy/paste/PRINT!

  2. And it is as awesome as its sounds, I can attest to that having indulged in Ledford’s pulled pork, sweet!

  3. After the huge success of the chilaquiles last night this recipe is on my weekend menu. Suggestions for sides?

    • So glad you liked it! For this, I’d serve it with some spiced up sweet potato chips or fries – slice a sweet potato into thin rounds or strips, toss with a little vegetable oil, salt and crushed red pepper, then bake until crisp on the outside and soft inside. Sprinkle a little lime juice after removing from the oven. I would also have watermelon or other fruit on hand…such a nice way to cool the heat from the pork. Enjoy!

  4. Great idea for the sweet potato fries. Bill loves cole slaw and I have one that is not mayo or creamy based so the acid would be a nice compliment too.

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