Some time ago I shared this recipe with you. I had made it for when both of my brothers-in-law came to stay with my husband and I in Tennessee. It was really good and I had slaved over it all night while it was in the oven (the things you do, right? Heh heh) At the time, I didn’t know that there were two types of pulled pork recipes that have made their home in North Carolina. (Thanks Bobby Flay!!) The pulled pork I made was vinegar based and not tomato based as they were used to. Don’t get me wrong, it was good nonetheless but I would rather my house not smell of vinegar while cooking! I bought a Boston butt last week in hopes of making some pulled pork soon. I found this recipe that I will hope you will enjoy.
What You Need:
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon chile powder
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 pork shoulder roast (also called pork butt)
- 4 onions, cut into halves
- 1 bottle good barbecue sauce
- Good-quality hamburger rolls, for serving
- Stir together the brown sugar, chile powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt, black pepper and cayenne in a small bowl. Rub the mixture all over the pork shoulder. Wrap the pork in plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours or preferably overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
- Place the pork in a large pot on a bed of the onion halves. Roast until fork-tender and falling apart, about 7 hours. Remove the pork from the pot and set it on a cutting board.
- Place the pot on the stove over medium-high heat and add 1/2 to 1 cup of hot water. Scrape the pan to loosen up the bits and cook for 5 minutes to reduce. Pour in the barbecue sauce and stir to heat.
- Shred the meat with two forks, then toss in the barbecue sauce until it’s coated to your liking! Serve on hamburger rolls.
Easy peasy! I haven’t made this recipe as yet. It won’t be until this weekend, hopefully. I need to take it out of the freezer and let it thaw out in the fridge. I know the kids will love this! I would highly recommend some Cole slaw to go with it. Next week I will find some good Cole slaw recipes that would go great as a part of a main dish or just as a side.