Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Memphis-Style Pulled Pork

This is a wonderful, easy slow-cooker recipe, good anytime of the year.  I mixed everything up in the crock pot the night before and then just threw the pork butt in the next morning.  I kinda adjusted the High/Low a few times since I had the roast in from about 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.  You'll know it's done when it falls off of the bone and shreds easily.  Or just stick with Publix' directions.

While this recipe calls for Memphis-style BBQ sauce, the demo they were doing that day used Publix brand original BBQ sauce (since it was on sale).  I'm not a BBQ sauce connoisseur so I think just about any sauce would have worked.  If you have a favorite, I'd go with that.

I served this on a French hamburger bun (a bit denser than a regular white-bread bun), but I'll use leftovers to make a taco'ish salad.  It will make a lot (especially if there is just one or two of you), but will freeze nicely.


1 medium onion
6 cloves fresh garlic
2 (14-oz) cans reduced-sodium beef broth
1 (18-oz) bottle Memphis-style barbecue sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 boneless Boston butt pork roast (about 3 1/2 lb)
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons water
6 Bakery French (or regular) Hamburger Rolls, sliced open
Slice onion thickly; place in slow cooker with garlic cloves. Stir in broth, barbecue sauce, sugar, vinegar, and pepper; add pork roast gently (wash hands). Cover and cook on high 6-8 hours or until pork is fork tender.
Remove pork from slow cooker. Combine cornstarch and water until blended. Stir into sauce mixture in slow cooker; bring to a boil. Boil 4-5 minutes or until slightly thickened.
Shred pork using two forks. Strain sauce; discard onions and garlic. Serve pork on rolls topped with sauce.
Shortcut Memphis-Style Pork
Shred 2 lb Publix Deli Mojo Pork (or cooked pork) with two forks; place in microwave-safe bowl. Combine 1 (18-oz) bottle Memphis-style barbecue sauce, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup cider vinegar, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Stir sauce into pork and cover; microwave on HIGH 7–8 minutes, stirring once, or until hot. Serve pork on Bakery French (or regular) hamburger rolls. Total Time: 15 minutes; Servings: 6

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