Pulled Pork


Pulled Pork

This pulled pork is the best I've ever had. Add BBQ sauce after the cook for pulled pork sandwiches, or use as is for burritos, carnitas, enchiladas, etc. Check out my other recipes for Homemade Refried Beans and Spanish Rice for a totally kickin' burrito!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8 -12
Author Amy Garrett


  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon crumbled dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 lbs pork roast , cut into 1/2 lb chunks, or meat marked for “carnitas”
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 cups chicken broth


  1. Place bay leaves in large pot, top with pork then sprinkle the spices evenly over the meat.
  2. Carefully so the spices stay in place, pour the broth into the pan (around the edges, in between chunks of meat).
  3. Cover, cook on lowest heat for 8 hours.
  4. After 4 hours, turn (ignore otherwise).
  5. Remove meat from juice and use 2 forks to pull/shred the meat.
  6. Juice can be added back in, a little at a time, if the meat needs some moisture.


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