Sunday, February 20, 2011

BBQ Pulled Pork

( #BBQ, #Pork )

Here is a recipe I did last week. Because I didn't have any BBQ sauce, I made my own. I cut way more onions than needed for the sauce because I wanted more in my sandwich.

BBQ Sauce

3 large onion, finely diced
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon of butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 (40 oz) bottle tomato ketchup
1 cup apple cider
1/2 cup cider vinegar
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
1/8 tsp. mesquite smoke (just a few drops - optional)
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground

In a saucepan, heat the onion, garlic, pepper flakes, and ground cumin in butter. Cook until the onions are softened.

Stir in the brown sugar, molasses, ketchup, apple cider, vinegar, and mustard. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook for 20 minutes longer. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in a few drops of mesquite smoke flavor if like a smoky flavor (optional).

Place the mixture in a crock pot set to high heat.

Making the BBQ Pork:

Get a 2 lb pork shoulder and brown it in the saucepan. Then put it in the crock pot and walk away for 6 hours. Pull apart the pork with a fork and serve in a roll.