A stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment is Antilope‘s secret weapon for effortlessly turning pieces of braised shoulder into pulled pork, a task that otherwise involves a couple of forks and a bit of elbow grease. Add 2- to 3-inch chunks of pork to the mixer’s bowl and start the paddle at low or medium speed. “Makes perfect shredded pork for sandwiches,” says Antilope, who notes that if the meat seems a bit dry, “I add a little of the cooking broth and/or some BBQ sauce to the mixer as it knocks the chunks of meat apart.”

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