Thursday, January 20, 2011

Easy Pulled Pork Barbecue

I have a confession to make...up until last week I had never, ever bought a pork roast.  Never.  I have never been real sure what to do with them.  However, when I found Boston Butt pork roasts on sale last week for 99 cents a pound I knew that I could figure out something to make with it.  After all any meat for 99 cents a pound is pretty much unheard of any more. 

My lovely husband suggested making pulled pork barbecue out of it, and that is exactly what we did.

The night before we cooked the pork roast my husband deboned it for me, and trimmed the fat off.  When we deboned it, it really created two seperate roasts.  After deboning it we rubbed it down with my homemade rub.


The rub is made by mixing together:

1 tablespoon paprika

2 teaspoons lemon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon seasoned salt

After rubbing down the meat we placed it in a large bowl, covered it in saran wrap and let it sit overnight in the fridge.

The next morning I put the pork roast in my broaster oven at 350 degrees.  I cooked the roast for three hours, and at that point the meat was just falling apart. 

After removing the meat from the broaster I pulled it apart into small pieces.





Next I put the pulled meat into the crockpot and mixed in barbecue sauce.  Normally I would make my own barbecue sauce, but this time I used store bough since I have about twelve bottles of barbecue sauce sitting around that I bought last summer for just 29 cents each.  I ended up using two bottles of sauce.
 
Since I wasn't sure how long it would take the meat to cook, I had started cooking it early in the day, and it cooked a lot quicker than I had expected it to.  Since we still had quite a bit of time to go before dinner,  I kept the meat in the crockpot on low for about four more hours. 


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