One of my absolute favorite food styles is BBQ. I love all sorts of BBQ, from brisket to beans. I love BBQ chicken, hot links, and of course pulled pork.
When the wife and I got married we had some of our Poly friends prep a poly-style whole pig roast. We served a bunch of sides and brought out Hawaiian sweet rolls and corn tortillas so people could make BBQ sandwiches or tacos. It was am absolute hit.
I know there is always some debate on how to BBQ and for this post, I won’t get into it but if you want something that is pretty easy and makes you look like you spent a lot of time on it, pulled pork gets the nod in our home.
3-5 lb pork shoulder
Salt and pepper
Favorite rub (optional – J Wilbur is best)
1 T fish sauce
1/2 cup cider vinegar (1 cup if 5 lbs or more)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1-2 t red pepper flakes (optional – really as hot as you like)
Buns (we like the Hawaiian sweets best), or butter lettuce if going protein-style.
Favorite BBQ sauce (we love J Wilbur)
Season with salt and pepper and optional rub. Sear all sides for approximately 3-5 minutes per side.
You can either –
1) Drop in crock pot with the rest of the ingredients and go low all day (6+ hours)
2) 225 in oven in you’re fave braising pan with all the ingredients for 6-8 hours.
Shred with two forks. Serve with BBQ sauce and rest of your pulled pork program.