Simple, affordable meal-prep protein. The keys are to use enough salt, and to brown the meat before serving.
2-5 lb pork shoulder
1 % salt, by weight
- Cut pork into 1″ cubes, add to large pot with salt and enough water to not quite cover. Bring to slow simmer and allow to cook for 1.5-2 hr until water is completely evaporated.
- If saving for later, remove from heat before meat browns. It can be crushed, shredded, chopped, or served as-is. If eating now (or when ready to re-heat), allow the pork to continue to brown in its rendered fat over medium-low heat.