Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Paula's Pulled Pork

I've already got a pretty good pulled pork recipe, it happens to be one of my favorite meals so I couldn't resist giving Paula Deen's recipe a try. I tend to slow cook mine but this time around I roasted it in the oven for a good 4 hours and it produced the most delicious, flavorful, melt-in-your-mouth piece of meat.

My husband does not share my love for pulled pork like I do, but to my surprise he gave me props for a fantastic meal. I generally don't want to mess with recipes that require a long list of ingredients but please, don't be intimidated by the amount of spices listed. You'll be able to mix up this rub very quickly and it's a key component to this flavorful pork.

 Serve this with your favorite BBQ sauce (we always love Sweet Baby Ray's) and you've got yourself one heck of a sandwich.

Paula's Pulled Pork

2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp paprika
1-1/2 tbsp salt
1-1/2 tbsp black pepper
1 tbsp cumin
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp mustard powder
3-4 lb. boneless pork butt
2-1/2 c apple juice
1/2 c apple cider vinegar
1-1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
BBQ sauce to serve with
Hamburger buns

In a small bowl, combine all spices together. Place meat in a large bowl and rub mixture all over. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or even overnight. When ready to cook pork, preheat oven to 325 degrees. Pour apple juice, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce into a large dutch oven. Place pork in pot, tightly cover with foil and then lid. Bake until meat is fork tender and shreds easily, about 4 hours. {I did also try to baste the pork with cooking juices every so often}

When pork is done, let cool just a bit. Remove meat from pot and shred. Toss with BBQ sauce if desired and serve on buns.

Slightly adapted from: Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible

1 comment:

  1. Hi Steph, your pulled pork dish look interesting and delicious. Love the burger, look so scrumptious.

    Have a lovely week ahead.


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