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Can you make pulled pork from pork loin ?

DeanDean Posts: 29
edited 7:12AM in EggHead Forum
I just bought a 4 pound boneless 1/2 pork loin (paid $16 bucks). I did not realize that loin ain't butt (no need to bust my chops). I believe butt comes from the shoulder (figure that out) and loin from the back. [p]Well what do I do with it? Can it be "Egged" and become great pulled pork ? I've got my heart set on my first try at pulled pork. [p]Dean


  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,343
    Hi Dean,
    Sorry, but the loin is a lean cut, and best suited for either roasting or cutting into chops and grilling. Once you get the internal temp over 150, it will really start drying and toughening up on you.[p]Still, though, you have a fine cut of meat there and perfect when cooked to 145-150. Mr. Toad's Loin is a great recipe to do if you feel like stuffing it and wrapping in bacon. Lots of good loin recipes in the recipe section.[p]Hope that helps. Cold ones to you.
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  • DeanDean Posts: 29
    Nature Boy,[p]Thanks for the quick response. I'll check Mr Toad's recipe out. [p]Dean
  • Dean,[p]Stuffed loin is very good on the egg. If you like blue cheese try this.[p]1/4 cup pecans
    1/4 cup of carrots
    1/4 cup blue cheese
    some worchestershire (sp)
    lots of onion powder[p]Brown the pecans and carrots in butter for about 30 min. Then mix in the blue cheese, worchester, and onion poweder. Cut a slit in the loin almost to the end. Force stuffing in and close with a toothpick. Cover loin liberally with your favorite rub. Cook at 250 to 275 untill it reachs 155 to 160. About 2 hours.[p]If you don't like that, stuff with dried fruit and marinate in rasbery vingeret dressing. Then cover with rub and finish on the egg with rasberry/chipolte bbq sauce. [p]Mark

  • ravnhausravnhaus Posts: 311
    Check out the link for a step by step photo instruction of the process. Inspired by Mr. Toad and appreciated by all who joined us at the table.[p]

    [ul][li]blackberry pork loin[/ul]
  • Dean,[p]I've done a pork loin with this recipe and it's very good

    [ul][li]Roasted Garlic and Chili Crusted Pork loin[/ul]
  • DeanDean Posts: 29
    ravnhaus,[p]Thanks,[p]That looks excellent - I'm definately going to try it.[p]Dean

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