10.18.2010

Pulled Pork BBQ

I don't usually need a reason to throw a party, so, naturally after the kitchen was finished I was compelled to entertain in it! When I was talking to my friend Christina during the week before she had mentioned that she had helped her roommate make pulled pork bbq for work. I thought it would be awesome to be able to make something like that for MY party so I asked her for the recipe and decided to make it. I have always been intimidated by making this - probably because it is actually one of my absolute favorite foods. It had to be difficult, right? WRONG! Check it out...

PREHEAT OVEN TO 275
Buy yourself a nice, large pork roast from your local butcher. Once you are ready to prepare it open up the paper to expose one side of it. Sprinkle CUMIN, CINNAMON, SALT AND PEPPER all over it. Heat some olive oil in a large frying pan and put the pork on it seasoned side down - the other raw side will now be exposed so hit it with the same combination of seasonings - be generous. You are only browning it up so it will only take a couple of minutes per side. Stab it (as shown below) and brown each of the sides as well.

Chop up an onion and a whole clove of garlic. Set the roast aside in the roasting pan (or large crock pot) you plan on using. 
 Sauté the onions and garlic and add around the meat. Add enough water to cover at least half of the roast. 
Cover and put in your oven - basting occasionally - for at least 4.5 hours. Pork should be falling off the bone. Fat should easily separate. If making in a crock pot, put the temp. @ 225 or "low" and let it go from morning till dinner.
Perfect tenderness. 
Cut off peices of the pork and "pull" it apart with two forks. Put shredded up pork back into a (emptied) crock pot or clean stewing pot.
Pour an entire (large) bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce over the top of it -I like Sweet Baby Ray's- and allow that to simmer for a bit....then serve it up!
This was certainly a party hit - and the best part about it is there was plenty for me to put away and use for another meal later on. This is a VERY easy way to make a lot up front but freeze some future meals for you and your family. 

I served this meal with a super easy Red Skin Potato Salad which was also a huge hit. 

Red Skin Potato Salad
1 bag Organic Red Skin Potato's - boil until just tender. You should be able to penetrate it easily with the fork, but they shouldn't quite be mashing material. Rinse with COLD water until the potato's are also cold.
3/4 cup Omega Mayo (tastes like Hellmans)
3/4 cup Miracle Whip
Crushed Rosemary, Sea Salt and Pepper (I don't measure)

Mix mayo and seasonings in a large mixing bowl while the potatoes drain from the cold water. Add potatoes and fold into the mayo mix.
Enjoy!

2 comments:

lumin said...

I thought it was Sweet Baby Ray's. That pulled pork was SO good! It was hard not to make a pig of myself.

Great party & beautiful kitchen!

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