Sunday, February 21, 2016

Pulled Pork With Coleslaw For Two

I have tried a lot of bbq pulled pork recipes but none of them come close to being as good as this recipe. It is a must try! 

Here is what you need to make this perfect Sunday dinner. :)

I also made homemade hamburger buns for this meal. It made the meal even better. Here is the link to the recipe for homemade hamburger buns

Ingredients:

Pulled Pork

2 Pounds Pork Chops; Cut Into Long, 1-Inch Thick Strips

2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar; Divided

2 Teaspoons Smoked Paprika

1 Teaspoon Ground Chili Powder

1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin

1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

1 Teaspoon Onion Powder

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

2 Slices Raw Bacon; Chopped Fine

1 Small Onion; Chopped

1/2 Cup Ketchup 

2 Tablespoons White Distilled Vinegar

2 Tablespoons Honey

2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste

2 Teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce

Coleslaw

2 Cups Shredded Cabbage 

1 Small Carrot; Peeled And Shredded

1 Tablespoon Chopped Onion

1/4 Cup Mayonnaise

1 Tablespoon Milk

1 Teaspoon White Distilled Vinegar

1/2 Teaspoon Sugar

Directions:

Pulled Pork


Preheat oven to 300F degrees.

In a small bowl, whisk together 1 tablespoon brown sugar, paprika, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Pat pork pieces dry with a paper towel then rub with spice mixture.

In a large ovenproof Dutch oven or other large pot with a lid, cook the bacon until crisp, 4-6 minutes. Remove the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Add half of the pork to the pot and brown on both sides, roughly 3-4 minutes per side. Remove to a plate. Repeat with the remaining pork.

If there isn't a lot of grease left in the pot, add 1 tablespoon cooking oil and heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, roughly 3-5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar, honey, tomato paste, and Worcestershire sauce, scraping up any browned bits. Bring to a boil.

Return the bacon and pork to the pot and cover with a lid. Bake in the oven for 1 hours or until the pork is fork-tender. Cool for 10 minutes then shred into bite-size pieces using two forks. 

Serve on hamburger buns with coleslaw.

Coleslaw

While the pork is baking, make the coleslaw. 

In a medium bowl, combine the cabbage, carrot, and onion. Whisk together the mayonnaise, milk, vinegar, and sugar then add to the cabbage mixture. 

Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Enjoy!