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Pulled Pork on a Gas Grill
Our summer schedule is packed but the nights we are all home together I’m introducing new recipes for our family. Making pulled pork on a gas grill is something I’ve always wanted to try but honestly was a little intimidated when I looked online for instructions. This week we used Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork from Walmart to make pork tacos with pineapple salsa and I was very surprised by how easy it was to make the pulled pork on our gas grill. Smithfield® pork is versatile enough for easy weeknight cooking as well as weekend entertaining. It’s made with all natural ingredients and using the Walmart online grocery pickup service makes it possible to put together a great meal on spontaneous home nights for your family.
How to make pulled pork on a gas grill
- gas grill
- cast iron smoker box
- wood chips
- Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork
All supplies including the smoker box and wood chips were purchased from Walmart with the online grocery pickup service.
Some gas grills have smoker boxes automatically built in but ours does not. Simply fill the smoker box with wood chips and place below the grill surface on either side. Turn on your grill and place the pork shoulder on the opposite side with the most fatty part of the pork facing up. Close the grill lid and cook until done. Per the US Department of Agriculture, pork should be an internal temperature of 145-160 degrees with a three minute resting time when finished.
*Using a gas grill to cook pulled pork usually includes the instruction of dry rubbing your pork first then wrapping in plastic wrap and refrigerating. With Smithfield® they do all the work for you and these prep steps are not required.
The pork can be grilled, roasted,sautéed or slow-cooked and doesn’t include the prep work because it comes perfectly marinated and seasoned. We also placed our tortillas on the grill to warm up for our dinner table.
Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork provides Real Fresh, Real Flavor, Real Fast with real solutions for real life. The 100% fresh pork is quick to prepare and can be used in so many different recipes. My husband snuck a few bites before I shredded the pork for tacos.
With a family always on the go, our plans change often. The nights I thought we were spending at home usually end up with spontaneous activities and sometimes the nights I thought were busy end up being at home for dinner time. The Walmart online grocery pickup service helps make it easy when our plans change and I need to bring home groceries for dinner. I ordered my groceries online, selected the time for pick up that same day and used the app to advise I was on the way when my groceries were ready. I pulled into the kiosk following the directional signs outside of Walmart and the employees did the rest – checked me in and loaded the groceries into our car.
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Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa
Tacos are a staple meal in our home but we rarely have them with more than traditional toppings. My oldest daughter loves a cottage cheese and avocado mix on hard chicken tacos but found a new summer favorite in our soft pork tacos with pineapple salsa.
The pineapple salsa is a kid friendly topping that is also great on chips, cheese crips and more.
Pineapple Salsa Recipe
- 2 C pineapple tidbits
- 4 tomatoes diced
- 2 limes
- cilantro bunch
- salt and pepper
- jalapeno diced
- red onion diced
My daughters do not care for spicy foods so we skipped the jalapeno and red onion in this pineapple salsa. If this was made for an adult dinner party I would add the extra flavor.
Dice tomatoes, chop cilantro and mix in bowl with pineapple.
Squeeze fresh lime over salsa and gently stir.
The pineapple salsa smells delicious and is ready for your summer table.
It’s delicious as a taco topping, meal garnish or dip for chips and veggies.
Our pork tacos with pineapple salsa will definitely be making a few more appearances this summer. This week we’ll be getting creative with leftover pork to make nachos and burritos too.