Wild Game Recipe: Pulled Pork BBQ

by Tammy Taylor

We’ve written before about the trouble caused by wild hogs on a farmer or rancher’s property.  These animals are highly destructive as they root and dig – they can completely tear up a pasture in no time flat causing not only damage to the pasture or crops, but also to the equipment used to work that land whether it be harvester or tractor.  The good news is – it’s just PORK and it’s delicious.  Ferrel hogs are simply domesticated hogs that have escaped into the wild.  Having a hunter husband means there’s opportunity to not only remove these damaging creatures from our property but feed ourselves as well.  One of my favorite ways to use this pork is with shredded pork BBQ sandwiches.

Wild Game Recipe: Pulled Pork BBQ Made Easily In My Slow Cooker.  See This Easy Recipe.  #TaylorMadeRanch

I try to use small local businesses wherever possible.  Thankfully we have a family-owned processing business not too far from us that does an awesome job processing wild game and he shrink-wraps the meat for us.  I usually use the shoulder roast for my pulled pork recipe because when planning the meal as a roast the bone in a shoulder roast is more inconvenient to try to carve but this cut works awesome for shredding.

Wild Game Recipe: Pulled Pork BBQ Made Easily In My Slow Cooker.  See This Easy Recipe.  #TaylorMadeRanch

I’ve written before about my preferred method of cooking with the ‘cook-once-eat-twice‘ method so this day I actually cooked four different pork roasts!  I put one large roast in my smaller slow cooker for a carved pork roast dinner later and three smaller shoulder roasts in my larger Rival slow cooker for my favorite pulled pork BBQ.  The recipe for my pulled pork is pretty basic and always changing.  I simply throw a shoulder roast into the crockpot and season with salt and cracked pepper and maybe a quick splash of “Claudes” pork marinade.  (I just like the slightly smokey flavor that imparts to the meat).  I like to keep the seasoning during cooking on the light side and use the BBQ sauce for most of the punch so that I can shred & freeze the cooked pork for other things in the future like pulled pork enchiladas and such.  But if I’m making it solely for BBQ the other seasonings are usually just what sounds good at the time like maybe some chipoltle seasoning or a sprinkle of a fragrant steak rub.  Truly, whatever floats your boat for BBQ seasoning will work here.

Wild Game Recipe: Pulled Pork BBQ Made Easily In My Slow Cooker.  See This Easy Recipe.  #TaylorMadeRanch

Then I let it cook in the slow cooker for about 5 hours until the meat falls off the bone.  I then remove the meat and shred it with two forks, add BBQ sauce and mix well.  We spoon some of the hot pork onto a bun, add a quick squirt of mustard for a little tang and as many jalapenos as I can physically fit under that top bun and I’m good to go!  (By the way, check out the recipe for those delicious-looking jalapeno-cheese buns that I made with my Honey’s homebrew)

Wild Game Recipe: Pulled Pork BBQ Made Easily In My Slow Cooker.  See This Easy Recipe.  #TaylorMadeRanch

What’s your favorite way to cook pork?

~TMR~

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14 thoughts on “Wild Game Recipe: Pulled Pork BBQ

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  4. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes

    I love a good pulled pork sandwich! So yummy! Thanks so much for joining us at last week’s All my Bloggy Friend… We look forward to seeing what you share this week!

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  5. garden girl

    I just made homemade orange marmalade which could be great on this pork. Sounds delish! Check out my post here: mrsgardengirl.blogspot.com/2013/04/orange-marmalade.html

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      I absolutely love orange marmalade, it’s my favorite! Your recipe looks delicious. Thanks for sharing. ~TMR~

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      Rose, I love the convenience of cooking with the slow cooker, especially with a low-fat (therefore often dry) meat such as wild pork. It surprises me how lean that meat is. Thanks for the compliment on the cat tails – it was my daughters request to have them in the picture so she’ll LOVE your comment! ~TMR~

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  7. Barb @ A Life in Balance

    We don’t cook a lot of pork though I would love to get into cooking pork roasts in the crockpot because it would be so convenient. Have you tried smoking the pork? We have a small smoker as part of our grill that we bought last year. Dh smoke meatloaf for us. Thanks for linking up at Fabulously Frugal Thursday!

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      Barb, we don’t have a smoker but many of our friends have smoked wild game including pork and it’s their preferred method of cooking it. Humm… Maybe we need a smoker! ~TMR~

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  8. Carol J. Alexander

    This sounds delicious. I would love to try wild hog. Thanks for sharing on the HomeAcre Hop. Come back and see us this week: everythinghomewithcarol.com/self-sufficient-homeacre-hop-and-homemade-soap-giveaway/

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  9. Monique Elisabeth

    Wow, that looks so delicious !! We don’t eat a lot of pork, but I would definately want to try this ; ) Have a great day.

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      I’m not gonna lie, it was pretty good Monique! 😉 But with the slow cooker I loved how easy it was to prepare as well. Thanks for your comment. ~TMR~

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