can i cook pulled pork on high for 6 hours

This recipe for crockpot pulled pork is easy to make in the crock pot or the instant pot! It’s a great recipe for a crowd and it’s sure to become a staple dish in your house as it has in mine!

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I love a good pulled pork sandwich and lately I’ve realized how versatile pulled pork is. I’m super excited to show you two ways to use this recipe, in this post I show you how to make the traditional Kansas City style bbq pulled pork sandwich. Click over to get the recipe for pulled pork tacos with cilantro lime aioli, they are ahhmazing!

EXPERT TIP: One of the tricks to infusing flavor into the pork roast is to cut little slits into the roast and then stick garlic slivers into it.

This recipe makes a ton so its great for family gatherings or just to have a lot of leftovers. Enjoy!

It’s not quite that easy, but I have made pulled pork in my slow cooker many times. I put a pork roast in, and season it, then cook it on high until it starts to fall apart, which is around six to eight hours.
can i cook pulled pork on high for 6 hours

How long to cook bbq pulled pork?

How long you cook your pork roast to make pulled pork fully depends on the weight of your roast and the device you are using to cook with.

Pork is only safe to eat once it’s reached an internal temperature of 145°, for medium doneness a temperature of 160° should be reached. To pull easily pork needs to reach an internal temperature of 195° to 205°.

A good meat thermometer is a lifesaver. I LOVE my Thermopro from Amazon.

lbs of Roast Instant Pot Crockpot Low Crockpot High
4lb-6lb 120 mins 5-6 hours 3-4 hours
6lb-8lb 140 5.5-6.5 hours 3.5-4.5 hours

The above chart is a guesstimate for cooking pulled pork, the true test is the temperature. If you don’t have a meat thermometer you will know that it’s done when you stick a fork in it and it pulls apart easily.

However, don’t be fooled, sometimes the top layer will be ready to pull and then when you try to tear apart more toward the center it’s still tough. I hate when this happens! Which again goes back to the thermometer, if you test the temperature you’ll know for a fact if it’s ready or not.

If it’s not ready try cooking for a little bit longer- in the crockpot give it 30 more minutes, in the Instant pot try another 10.

Can you put raw pork in a slow cooker?

Yes! For this recipe we will place a pork shoulder or “butt” roast in the slow cooker raw for 5-6 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high. A slow cooker on low temperature is usually around 190 degrees, which means it’s hot enough to cook food without it being contaminated.

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Can you cook pulled pork for 6 hours?

Set your slow-cooker to low for 6-8 hours for tender, juicy pork shoulder that pulls apart easily. The high setting will boil the meat rather than gently stew it so, while quicker, it won’t be nearly as tasty.

Is 5 hours long enough for pulled pork?

Cover and cook on LOW (recommended) 8 hours or high for 4-5 hours, until pork is tender and shreds easily with a fork.

Can you slow cook pulled pork too long?

If you find it does need a little extra liquid, just add a little beef stock, a bit at a time. Can you leave Pulled Pork in the slow cooker too long? Like any dish, if you leave meat cooking for too long it will begin to dry out and toughen up.

Is 5 hours enough to slow cook pork?

Adapting recipe times for a slow cooker 1 – 2 hours, cook it for 3 – 4 hours on High or 6 – 8 hours on Low.

How long should you cook pulled pork on a high setting?

Although cooking on a high setting can decrease the time, it is best to cook pulled pork for 6-10 hours on a low setting. This time allows the collagen and connective tissue to break down and will give you juicy meat that is flavorful and shreds easily.

Can one eat pork?

A cooked, medium pork cutlet or steak provides 239 calories, 34 grams protein, 10 grams fat, 4 grams saturated fat, 697 milligrams sodium, and 0 grams carbohydrate, if you eat only the lean part of the steak. Pork contains many of the micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) found in beef and it is high in protein, but can be lower in fat than beef—depending on cut and preparation. Meat from any kind of mammal, including pork, can cause an allergic reaction (and some people who are allergic to mammalian meat also react to poultry).

Can you cook pulled pork all day?

This BBQ Pulled Pork Loin is a simple, quick dinner to prep and cooks all day without any fuss. With just a handful of ingredients and a slow cooker, you can make tender, flavorful pulled pork using a pork loin. Plus, since it’s mostly hands-off cooking, it’s perfect to let cook all day and come back to delicious barbecue pork.

Can you cook pulled pork in the oven?

Yes of course you can make pulled pork in the oven. You’ll want to use a low oven temp, about 275-300F, season the pork as I recommend for the slow cooker method, and cook it covered in a large Dutch oven in the oven for about 3 hours, or until done.

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