Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork is the quintessential example of barbecue and has a history that goes as far back as smoking meats. It is one of the most tender and juicy smoked meats there is and when tossed with a good barbecue sauce it makes a very delectable sandwich, which is classically topped with coleslaw. But, what do you do if you don't have a smoker? How can you enjoy this classic slice of American cuisine if you live in an urban area without having to go to a restaurant that serves it loaded with carbohydrates from a sugary barbecue sauce? Well, just as I showed you how to make delicious Missouri style spare ribs in your oven I will show you this simple trick as well. This recipe is what I call "stupid easy" and can even be done in your slow cooker on low. The result is tender, moist ribbons of pork that can be tossed with any of my low carb barbecue sauces I've already posted. But, tomorrow I will show you a special barbecue sauce to go with this that adds a new twist to this classic. My Peach and Rum Barbecue Sauce will bring unexpected flavors to this dish and add a new twist. I will also be sharing a very special coleslaw with flavors that compliment the barbecue sauce and add great balance, my Island Coleslaw. Look for these other recipes this week. I hope you enjoy.

Pulled Pork


2 1/2 lb. pork butt, trimmed of all visible fat
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. liquid hickory smoke

Preheat oven to 250'

Pour the vinegar and liquid smoke into an oven safe dish. Place the trimmed pork butt in and cover with aluminum foil. Slow cook in oven for 4 hours or until meat is fork tender, turning about half way through cooking time. Remove from pan and dispose of cooking liquids. Using two forks shred the pork into bit sized pieces and toss with barbecue sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Each 3 Ounce Serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories 183.7
Total Fat 12.7 g
Saturated Fat 4.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.6 g
Cholesterol 57.0 mg
Sodium 46.8 mg
Potassium 284.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
Sugars 0.0 g
Protein 16.1 g

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