Please ignore the ginormous bite taken out of my sandwich.
Judge's Fantastic Shredded Pork
"Making shredded pork is more like an art that a science. I've dabbled at this art for several years, and this is what works for me." -Local Judge who shall remain unnamed;p
1 whole pork loin
BBQ Sauce (Famous Dave's preferred)
Slice the pork into 1-1/2 inch chops, and simmer in a mixture of apple juice and water. Half and half works well. Simmer for 20-30 minutes and drain the juice
Arrange the pork in a Dutch oven. I add some bacon ends for flavor and a little liquid smoke. Sometimes, I add garlic too. Put in the oven at 250* for 5-6 hours.
When you remove this from the oven, there will be a lot of liquid in the Dutch oven. I remove the meat and discard the bacon and any visible fat. The meat shreds itself. I strain some of the liquid from the Dutch oven and mix it with the shredded meat. Then, I add BBQ sauce- I like Famous Dave's.
Put the shredded pork in a crock pot to serve to a large group. I freeze shredded pork in portions which will allow me to heat it up for sandwiches for the family. You can also use it to top potatoes or wrap it in tortillas.