We had an 8 lb pork shoulder to use, so I doubled the ingredients, excluding the extra brown sugar (I used homemade BBQ sauce, and it was already pretty sweet), and marinated it for three days. The only thing I might change is mixing up a batch of BBQ sauce that is less sweet, because even without the brown sugar, the pulled pork was too sweet for me, but everyone else gobbled it up and asked for seconds. Thank you Kittencal for another great recipe!
I cannot say enough good things about this recipe!! I had never made pulled pork before or used a dry rub overnight, but I had been on a pulled pork kick and wanted to make my own. Better than ANY restaurant I've had! I used Dinosaur BBQ Sauce (local restaurant in central NY). I'm drooling just thinking about it.
holy awesome pulled pork batman! lol first of all just the smell alone of this cooking was just wonderful! it tasted awesome! i can't wait to make this again :) thanks for posting!
Another excellent recipe from Kittencal. In fact, my husband knows her by name now. I can't personally review this recipe, as I am a vegetarian. With that said, the three Texas born men (and BBQ snobs) I fed this to, went absolutely nuts over this. I always come to Kittencal's cookbooks when I want to cook a meat-based dish to serve to others (because I can't do any tasting myself). Thanks for making me look like a pro time and time again.
I really liked the rub in this recipe......just spicy enough! I did use a bottled BBQ sauce, Masterpiece Hot and Spicy, because my family likes the heat. I shredded the pork without too much sauce, strained the veggies out of the sauce and served it with the sandwiches. We also had coleslaw and corn on the cob with the meal. Very good.
This was delicious! I added a can of Coor's light beer to the sauce and only used 1 bottle of Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce. I also strained the sauce off the veggies and concentrated the sauce by boiling off some liquid and adding a bit of corn starch. After adding the pulled meat back to the veggies, I poured the majority of the concentrated sauce in and mixed. This gave the pulled pork a much less runny consistency. The rub was very delicious and gave a good bit of spiciness to balance the Sweet Baby Ray.
Hmm...this was my first pulled pork...and I will admit I didn't really like it when I first tried it. I'm a garlic lover, but it was a tad overpowerful. HOWEVER...i really liked the leftovers! so i must try it again and maybe cook it longer. but yea i usually look for kittencal's recipes and this one was probably my fault! i'll put less garlic in next time!
the best bbq pulled pork ever! i could only find a 8 lbs pork butt at the store, so I made twice as much but didn't mind. i gave some away to my brother (who loves bbq as much as i do) and he loved it as well. i will definitely make this again.
We loved this! My only change was to add 1 tbsp of liquid smoke. We ended up cooking the pork for 15.5 hours because oddly enough , it still wasn't done cooking. We used a 4.5 lb. pork shoulder. When we found that it wasn't done after 9.5 hours, we removed what fat we could, removed as much meat as we could and then put all the meat back in, along with the bone. Very tasty - thanks Kittencal for yet another winner!