Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Pulled Pork

For whatever reason, everywhere I have looked lately, there is a different pulled pork sandwich recipe! In a quest to satisfy this random craving we went in search of a good BBQ joint here in the Red Stick but failed. So Mr. ShoeFanatic decided that he was going to make some for me! Such a good husband...

1 5-7 lb pork shoulder (boston butt)
Rub (below)
Your favorite BBQ sauce

1 1/2 c brown sugar
6 T paprika
2 T smoked paprika
6 T kosher salt
1 T freshly ground black pepper
1/2 T cayenne pepper
1 1/2 T garlic powder
1 T onion powder
1/2 T dried thyme
1/4 c red wine vinegar
1/2 c olive oil
1 1/2 t liquid smoke
1 T garlic, chopped

Preheat oven to 325.

Put all the rub ingredients into the food processer and puree. Rub onto the roast. Place your meat in a roaster and cook for at least 6 hours. The longer, the better. We probably could have cooked ours for closer to 8 hours.

When it's done, place on a cutting board and shred with fork. Serve on a bun with BBQ. You can either put the pork on the bread then the sauce on top (like Mr. ShoeFanatic) or mix your pork and sauce first and then put on the bun (like me).

Wow. These were really, really good. Very tender and juicy! Good job, Mr. ShoeFanatic! I will say that the BBQ sauce we used didn't go as well with this as I had hoped. Which is strange because it was AWESOME on that chicken we cooked a couple weekends ago. Anyway, I would probably try a different sauce next time but this was still a great meal.

Mr. ShoeFanatic felt that it was a bit too sweet. He says that next time, he will eliminate 1 c of brown sugar.

So it's official. Mr. ShoeFanatic cooks pork better than I do. There, honey, I said it!

Served With:
Baked Beans
Zapp's Potato Chips
Peach Cobbler*

*I need to make a note here about the peach cobbler. You will notice that there is no posting in here for the recipe. That is because it was a big, fat fail and Mr. ShoeFanatic REFUSED to post the recipe. He doesn't handle cooking disasters very well.

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1 comment:

  1. oo that sounds yummy! I may have to try that this weekend! p.s. I have a great peach cobbler recipe if you want it!