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3 Ways to Prepare Pork Shoulder


Article by Kate Baxendale

Photography by Stock Images + Provided

Pork shoulder is a versatile cut of meat, but there are many more ways to prepare it besides barbecued pulled pork. This inexpensive portion is tough and marbled with fat, so the best way to cook it is low and slow to get tender, flavorful meat. Here are three delicious ways to prepare pork shoulder.

Hearty Homestyle Pork Ragout

In this recipe from Garlic & Zest, pork shoulder is simmered in a savory red wine and tomato sauce with lots of fresh herbs and veggies. Try throwing this in a pressure cooker or a slow cooker for a more hands-off method. Get the recipe here.

Slow Cooker Cuban Mojo Pork

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Slow Cooker Cuban Mojo Pork from Lemon Blossoms requires minimal prep and delivers bold flavors. Serve with rice, beans and fried plantains for an authentic Cuban meal.

Chile Verde

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Isabel Eats shares a traditional Mexican recipe featuring tender pieces of pork simmered in a tomatillo and chile sauce. Chile Verde can be eaten with homemade tortillas, a side of rice or even with scrambled eggs for breakfast.