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pulled pork??

drebendreben Posts: 3
edited May 2012 in Pork
Hey ya egg heads!

I got three pork loin roast,  can I use this for pulled pork, or is my family going to think I screwed this up on mothers day.   I know pork butt is what you are suppose to use, just curious what is possibly going to happen and what the repercussion is.



  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    even tenderloins will fall apart eventually.  but for flavor, i would recommend the tried and true shoulder.

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 14,691

    My opinion, and we all know what those are worth...I've never used pork loin because I think it is way too lean for pulled pork.  That said, here's a link to a great pork loin cook: 

    And if you search you will find more-but the "search" function here is very weak so google may be your best bet.  I'm sure others will chime in.

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  • Good news is you stl have plenty of time to grab a shoulder before mother's day :). Pork Loins are awesome but I wouldn't do one as pulled
    Pork- especially if that's what mama wants for mothers day.
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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    edited May 2012
    lean just means less flavor, but it will still shred.

    my first experience with pulled pork was with a sandwich shop that would slow cook tenderloins (even leaner than the loin) until it became a shredded mass of fine fibers.  then they sauced the ever loving bajeezus out of it. 

    but i agree, no sense doing pulled pork unless it's a shoulder.  like trying to make pulled beef from tenderloin.  you can do it, but it's the food equivalent of a mixed metaphor
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • burr_baby33burr_baby33 Posts: 503
    Pork loin is great sliced.  Cook to 145-150 and it will be great.  If she really wants pulled, we all recommend a shoulder.
  • drebendreben Posts: 3
    Thanks. For your help. I will get this figured out yet.
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