Lip-Smacking BBQ Pulled Pork



Lip-Smacking BBQ Pulled Pork

Creating the perfect barbecue pulled pork is an art, a symphony of flavors and textures that dance on your taste buds. Imagine tender, succulent shreds of slow-cooked pork infused with the smoky aroma of the grill and drenched in a rich, tangy barbecue sauce. This Lip-Smacking BBQ Pulled Pork recipe is a journey into the heart of American barbecue traditions, a dish that speaks of lazy summer evenings and gatherings with friends and family.

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs pork shoulder, bone-in
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Start by seasoning the pork shoulder generously with salt, pepper, smoked paprika, and cumin. Let it sit for at least an hour to absorb the flavors.
  2. Preheat your grill or smoker to 225°F. Place the pork shoulder on the grill and smoke it for about 2 hours, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 160°F.
  3. While the pork is smoking, prepare the barbecue sauce. In a saucepan, combine the barbecue sauce, chicken broth, brown sugar, minced garlic, and simmer over medium heat until it thickens slightly.
  4. Once the pork reaches 160°F, transfer it to a baking dish and pour the barbecue sauce mixture over the top. Cover the dish tightly with foil and return it to the grill. Continue cooking for another 2-3 hours, or until the pork is tender and shreds easily with a fork.
  5. Remove the pork from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes. Using two forks, shred the meat into delectable, bite-sized pieces.

Total time: 5-6 hours

Yield: 6 servings

This Lip-Smacking BBQ Pulled Pork is a labor of love, a dish that embodies the essence of true barbecue. Serve it on toasted buns with coleslaw and pickles for the ultimate pulled pork sandwich experience.

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 450, Fat: 22g, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 36g

The journey to creating the perfect Lip-Smacking BBQ Pulled Pork is as delightful as the dish itself. The anticipation as the pork slowly smokes, the aroma that wafts through the air, and the first bite that melts in your mouth—it’s a culinary adventure that you’ll want to embark on again and again. So gather your loved ones, fire up the grill, and let the magic of barbecue transform your ordinary day into a flavorful feast of epic proportions.

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