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Hickory Pulled Pork

Hickory Pulled Pork
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Yield:
Serves 12

Prep Time:
2 hours

Cooking Time:
4 hours

Ingredients:

  • 1 boneless Ontario pork shoulder/butt/blade roast, about 4 lb/2 kg
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) paprika
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) dried thyme leaves
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) salt
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each garlic powder and pepper
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil

Hickory Barbecue Sauce:

  • 1 bottle (500 mL) hickory or western smokehouse barbecue sauce
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) brown sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) hot pepper sauce

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Remove strings from roast, if any. Pat roast dry with paper towel.
  2. In a bowl, stir together sugar, paprika, thyme, salt, cumin, garlic powder and pepper. Rub all over the pork roast and place in large bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 12 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 F (160 C). In a large ovenproof skillet or saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown roast on all sides.
  4. Place roast in oven for about 4 hours or until thermometer reaches 200F (93 C) in thickest part of roast. Remove from oven and place roast in a large shallow dish; let stand for 20 minutes before pulling with heat resistant silicone gloves or 2 forks.
  5. Hickory Barbecue Sauce: Meanwhile, stir together barbecue sauce, brown sugar, vinegar and hot sauce in roasting pan. Bring to a gently simmer and cook for 10 minutes for flavours to combine. Add pulled pork into pan and coat well with sauce.

Tip: If you are not a fan of a deep bark on your pulled pork, simply cook the pork roast in a covered Dutch oven.

Tip: This can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to 4 days or frozen for up to 2 weeks. Thaw and reheat before serving.

Nutritional Information
Hickory Pulled Pork
Protein 31g
Calories 440
Sugar 17g
Fat 23g
  Saturated 8g
  Monounsaturated
  Polyunsaturated
Cholesterol 110mg
Sodium 1060mg
Potassium
Calcium 20mg
Carbohydrate 22g
Fibre 0g

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