Easy Mustard-Crusted Pulled Pork
You see, pulled pork is one of those dishes that seems like a royal pain to make but it really couldn't be simpler: Put pork shoulder in oven, cook low-and-slow until it falls apart tender…that's it! We rubbed ours down with a brown sugar and mustard mixture before roasting to give it a great savory crust. And, just like our French Onion Macaroni and Cheese and Bacon-Corn Chowder, this recipe is all about the leftovers. Cook once and reap the benefits for days.
1/2 cup whole-grain mustard
1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
3 tbsp salt
1 tbsp dry mustard powder
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 (3 to 4 pound) pork shoulder
Potato rolls, coleslaw, and/or mustard for serving (optional)
Note: An easy two-ingredient sauce for pulled pork: Stir together about two tablespoons yellow mustard and three to four tablespoons red wine vinegar — it’s spicy, tangy, and easy to drizzle over your sandwich.