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pulled pork

Recipe by
Karen Gornick
Swift Current, SK

Sorry can't take the credit for this. Best BBQ pulled-pork! BBQ PIT Boys....

prep time 1 Hr
cook time 8 Hr
method Grill

Ingredients For pulled pork

  • 1
    pork roast
  • apple cider vinegar
  • apple juice
  • paprika
  • chili powder
  • hot sauce
  • ketchup
  • worcestershire sauce
  • brown sugar
  • salt
  • mustard, powder

How To Make pulled pork

  • 1
    MOP SAUCE In a spray bottle mix the following; Apple Juice – 1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar – 1 cup
  • 2
    The Red Sauce In a pot mix the following ingredients Apple Cider Vinegar – 1 cup Ketchup – 1 cup Red Pepper Flakes – 1 Tbs To Taste Worcestershire Sauce – 1 tsp Brown Sugar – ¼ cup Hot Sauce – 2 tsp To TasteSalt – 1 tsp
  • 3
    Heat to a simmer and then remove from heat and set aside
  • 4
    THE RUB In a bowl mix the following ingredients Brown Sugar – 1 Tbs Salt – 1 Tbs Sweet Paprika – 1 Tbs Chili Powder – 1 to 2 tsp Taste Mix well breaking up any clumps
  • 5
    ROAST PREP Trim up the pork butt – it does not require a lot of trimming because cooking low and slow will melt the fat Place rub on liberally on all sides of the butt – It will not penetrate the fat cap side but will provide a nice color to it. Let the rub set on the pork for 1 hour. Place small hardwood chunks in water to soak
  • 6
    SETTING UP YOUR GRILL You will set up your grill for indirect grilling – coals on one side of the grill and no coals on the other side Place a foil drip pan opposite the unlit coals You’re looking for a grill temperature between 250 to 275 degrees Fahrenheit
  • 7
    COOKING Place the shoulder on the grill over the drip pan with the fat cap up – this will let the fat baste the shoulder as it melts Place a piece of the soaked hickory wood onto the hot coals – since they are soaked in water they will put off a light smoke and not burn up right away You cooking time will be about 8 hours depending on your grill temp. AFTER 2 Hours Spray the shoulder with the mop sauce Add more hardwood to the coals AFTER 4 Hours Spray the shoulder with mop sauce Rotate the shoulder 180 degrees so you get even cooking Add prelit coals as needed to keep your temp at 250 to 275 degrees Fahrenheit 18. After 8 Hours You are looking for an internal temp of 190 to 195 degrees Fahrenheit Remove the shoulder from the grill and wrap tightly in tin foil Let it rest for 1 hour
  • 8
    FINALIZING Reheat the red sauce After the shoulder has rested pull the pork using your hands or forks if it is still to hot to handle Pour the drippings back over the pulled pork Drizzle red sauce over the pulled pork Mix the pork, red sauce and dripping together Pile buns high with the pulled pork Top with red sauce and your favorite condiments
  • 9
    SERVING Serve and Enjoy

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