Can I use pork loin for pulled pork sandwiches??

posted 3 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@ZombieBullfrogHoller:  You can use it. Honestly, ti will have less fat (I just bought the “butt” at the recommendation of the butcher and it was gross and so fatty!!! I see why it tastes good) but I feel like when you add spices and sauces it doesn’t really matter. And now you don’t have to pull it off the bone!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@ZombieBullfrogHoller:  It probably doesn’t have enough fat to get the same results, but you could always try adding a little bacon fat and braise it low and slow to get it tender.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

You can use it. I have used it before. You may need to up the amount of BBQ sauce though. Pork shoulder is just cheaper than pork loin usually and pulled pork isn’t something that you need a more expensive cut of meat for.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yes you can use it, I actually prefer it because I haaaate fat in my pulled pork. Ack. You may need to shorten the cooking time a little bit so it doesn’t get dry though.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I use it!  I cooked it in a crockpot using root beer (and that’s it!! super easy)

After it’s done, add in whatever bbq sauce you want 🙂

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Pork shoulder is my go-to for pulled pork (YUM), but what you have will work. It just won’t be slow roasted or anything or falling apart like a pork shoulder would. Cut the cooking time and maybe add a pinch of bacon to add in a little fat.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

You can use it, it just isn’t reccomended because pork loin is a more expensive (less fatty) cut of meat. I’d cut the cooking time and be sure to use the low heat setting (assuming the crockpot has settings). If it’s a bit dry just use extra bbq sauce, it will turn out just fine.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I made pulled pork from a pork loin just yesterday.  I used the root beer recipe (root beer & pork) and cooked it for about 5hrs.  

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I made pulled pork from a pork loin just yesterday.  I used the root beer recipe (root beer & pork. How easy is that) and cooked it for about 5hrs.  

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

my mom does, and it comes out great. she does it with a bbq pulled pork spice packet that she found at the grocery store (i think it gets mixed with ketchup and apple juice.. or maybe it was something else.. i can’t remember). the loin has less fat and it tastes better, in my opinion.

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@shesho:  That’s my recipe too! I use pork shoulder because it’s on sale and shreds really well.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ZombieBullfrogHoller:  Sorry so late replying. You’ve probably already made your pulled pork.  I have to admit, I’m not sure how much flavor the root beer adds.  I do add BBQ sauce at the end.  So it’s mostly the BBQ sauce that can be tasted.  I just love the ease of this recipe.  

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