Southern Recipes for Dinner: Pulled Pork Taters

Pulled Pork Taters

The pork can be cooked using any method. The meat is juicy and tender without chain muscles. That is not the only difference in pork and beef. Almost anything differs: color, texture, taste. The pork is much lighter having pink shade, while beef is usually dark-red with brown a little bit.

And by the way beef is aged and pork is not. There are no special grades of quality for pork. It is only graded “acceptable” meaning that there are no dangers in it for human health. The cooking requires particular approach though the methods are the same. It can be grilled, braised, roasted and broiled. The pork should be well heated and in restaurants it is offered well-done or more seldom medium-rare, while the beef is served rare with blood.

The flavor and texture of the meat depends on the place it is cut from. For example bacon contains a lot of grease and differs from pork loin greatly. It is accompanied with sweet fruits, garlic and side meal. And another important detail is the time of cooking. The pork gets ready faster that is why we choose it for this meal.

Southern Recipes for Dinner: Pulled Pork Taters

This variant of southern recipes for dinner is dedicated for those who prefer simple and tasty meal. You are just unable to fail in it because pork with potatoes is always delicious even though it is difficult to say that it is extraordinary. But still there are some secrets. Do you want to know them? Follow us! 

Course Lunch & dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 4770 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pounds 2 boneless pork loin roast
  • 1 piece onion
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup root beer
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 6 piece large potatoes
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp cold water
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 6 tbsp sour cream

Instructions

  1. Take a slow cooker and put a roast in it. 

  2. Chop the onion and sprinkle over the meat. 

  3. Take a bowl and combine the root beer, ketchup, vinegar, sauce, mustard, salt, and pepper in it.

  4. Pour the mixture over the meat. 

  5. Cover the cooker with a lid and cook for about 6 hours over low heat. The meat should become tender.

  6. Peel the potatoes and put them in a preheated oven at 400°. Bake for 50-55 minutes. It should be tender.

  7. Remove pork.

  8. Shred the tender meat using two forks. Remove fat and transfer the defatted pieces to a saucepan.

  9. Pour water.

  10. Take a pan, add water and cornstarch, mixing until smooth.

  11. Stir this mixture into the pan gradually. 

  12. Put to the heat and boil for 2 minutes stirring. It should thicken. 

  13. Place the meat into cooking juices, bring to the boil.

  14. Take potatoes and cut an "X" on the surface of each one using a sharp knife. 

  15. Put inside the cut butter and top with pork mixture.

  16. Sprinkle with cheese and add a tablespoon of sour cream. 

  17. Enjoy the delicious meal!

Recipe Notes

As you see the recipe is rather simple though it requires some time. But when the pork is cooked you can be engaged with any other activity and do not waste your time in the kitchen preparing all other ingredients beforehand.