BBQ Pork Sandwich

Total Time:
6 hr 30 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
2 hr 20 min
Cook:
4 hr

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Dry rub:
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon cayenne
  • 4 pound shoulder pork roast
  • 2 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire
  • 1/2 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 6 soft hamburger buns with seeds
  • Bbq sauce
  • Cole slaw
Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Mix the dry rub ingredients in small bowl. Sprinkle dry rub all over the pork roast, pressing into the pork. Cover with plastic and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Combine liquid ingredients and the garlic powder in a medium bowl and pour into a large Dutch oven. Place pork in the oven and tightly cover with aluminum foil then lid. Roast for 4 hours or until fork tender and shreds easily. Brush the roast with cooking liquid every hour.

Remove from oven and let stand until cool enough to handle. Shred the pork with a fork or tongs into bite size pieces.

Serve on hamburger buns topped with BBQ sauce and cole slaw.


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This was TOO HOT. So hot, in fact, that we couldn't let my 16-month old touch the stuff. I'd say half of the listed cayenne would be sufficient. The meat was tender and juicy but this was just too spicy to be pleasant. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is easy and delicious. But watch the cooking time! My tenderloin was cooked in 75 minutes and overcooked at 1.5 hours. Four hours at 325 is CRAZY! Either cut the temp to 250 or less, or cut the cooking time by 60% or more... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so easy and it was delicious! Made it in a 5 qt LC round french (dutch) oven and it fit nicely with room to spare along the sides. Thanks Paula for the great recipe, I will be making this a lot! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe in my crockpot but otherwise followed the directions. So delicious! :) I think quality of taste has a lot to do with what BBQ you choose so choose wisely! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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Excellent recipe! I used an 8 lb pork tenderloin and doubled the recipe. Instead of cooking in the oven for 4 hours, I put it in the slow cooker for 8 hours on low. The meat was extremely tender and juicy. This recipe was a hit with my entire family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had a 4lb roast, made half of the rub (in the video she states that she makes so much to use later on in other dishes and let it sit in the fridge overnight. I browned the roast on all sides before putting it in the crock pot and only put half of the liquid ingredients as well and cooked it on low for 7 hours. It came out perfect. It fell right off of the bone and had a great flavor. I was worried about adding all of the apple cider vinegar and liquid smoke that the recipe called for but the flavors all blended really well and I'm glad I prepared the seasonings as listed. Served it on hawaiian rolls and plain burger buns. I will definitely make this again and maybe double it for a potluck. The 4lb roast made enough to fill an 8x8 glass baking dish loosely, almost to the top. Thanks FN! <3 item not reviewed by moderator and published
Most delicous pulled pork sandwiches I have ever had! And the slaw just makes it over the top! Can't get enough! It tastes even better the second day! item not reviewed by moderator and published
All I can say is mmmm good! you never disappoint item not reviewed by moderator and published
Could not figure out what I felt was missing. It was okay but not great in my opinion. Gonna try The Pioneer Woman recipe and see which I think is best. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this. Making it for my Mother-in-laws 98 birthday party. BBQ sandwich is one of her favorite foods. She puts more slaw than pulled pork on her bun. Everyone else loves the meat best. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was okay but not really worth the time and effort. I have had much better.I was looking for a great pulled pork sandwich recipe..and this wasn't it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fingerlick'n good! Perfect balance of flavors without overwhelming your senses. No BBQ sauce needed! Just pour the juices on top and let the pork get happy. I added the garlic powder to my rub and it definitely enhanced the flavor. Definitely worth waiting for. Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was okay. I actually only put half of the ingredients for the dry rub except for the brown sugar of which I put all : I just couldnt bring myself to add that much salt. I let in sit in frig all night with the dry rub and cooked it the next day. It was pretty spicy, even though I had halved the cayenne, but I like spicy. It did have a lot of flavor. I dont think I would have liked it so much with all of the salt, pepper and cayenne. It was good, I just like my pulled pork with more bbq sauce cooked in . item not reviewed by moderator and published
One of the best I have ever tried! item not reviewed by moderator and published
wow! I made this last night for the superbowl and it was a huge hit! I used 3 pork loin's from trader joes and refrigerated them with the dry rub overnight! I actually didnt use the red wine vinegar, but I did add a little of red wine that I was drinking. i was able the shred the pork with a spoon! UNBELIEVABLE item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really liked this recipe, it was quick and simple and the end flavor was delicious. I added a few more spices to my dry rub (garlic powder, onion powder and dried ground chipotle pepper but that was it and everyone loved it. We doubled the recipe to serve a big crowd and it was enjoyed by all!! Make sure to serve it with coleslaw it really goes well with it and adds a nice crunch and coolness to the spices of the meat. Cooking in oven results are better than crock pot by far!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent! I have made several different recipes for this kind of sandwich. I would say this is the best so far. I believe it is worth the work to cook in the oven rather than the crock pot. The heat is different and produces a better result. I let the rub stay on overnight. Used two 3.5 lb shoulder roasts for 12 people. Still had somr leftovers. I made 1.5 times the rub but did not need to alter the amount of the liquid ingredients. You will not be disappointed with the marriage of these flavors on your meat. Try it for sure item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great flavor! I made mine in the crock pot instead of roasting it in the oven and it came out great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is easy, and wonderfully delicious !! The pork was so tender it literally fell off the bone. I couldn't believe the taste ! I have made this so many times I don't even need the recipe anymore. I have given the reciipe away as well. I made a huge amount of the rub and put it in glass containers with ribbons as Christmas gifts for all the bbq / pulled pork fans in my family. They all loved it. Way to go Paula ! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was on point. My family (5adults and (2 children could'nt get enough. There were no leftovers even though my pork roast was 6 pounds. I would have given this 5 stars but the pullednpork/barbeque in Rocky Mount, NC is the best! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This pulled pork was so good. I needed to make lunch for several people and they all cook good. They loved it. The pulled pork was so moist and flavorful. I put the dry rub on late in the evening and let it marinate overnight. I used less cayenne pepper but it wasn't noticeable. It smells so good baking. I was concerned about the aluminum foil only because I thought well the dutch oven has a lid but I used both and it was perfect. I am going to try this with tacos next. Oh and I just used store bought coleslaw. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and excellent taste. An easy dish for entertaining a large family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG this was fabulous. I followed the direction exactly and would not change a thing. This is my first time making pulled pork but it won't be the last. I did thicken the sauce a little but did not need BBQ sauce. The family is still talking about how good it was. A real keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
AWESOME! This is a fantastic easy change up for little league snack bars everywhere! Hamburgers, hotdogs and nachos are good, but sales suffer over the season. Make 10 lbs of this and sell them for 3-4 bucks each and get use to bringing in some fundraising cash for the kids and even umpires that volunteer...WHOLLY SMOKE! Thanks Ms Deen, We love you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this a few times in the dutch oven and loved it! I tried it in a crock pot on low for 8 hours while I was gone and it turned out even better than the dutch oven! I even tried the leftovers in breakfast burritos! Very tasty!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this last weekend and just let it sit overnight with the marinade. In the morning I placed it in my crockpot and let it cook all day on low until it was just falling off the bone!!! My husband and kids (and I as well usually do not like eating leftovers the next day, but with this we couldn't get enough!!! We ate this for lunch and dinner almost 3 days in a row (first two days as sandwiches, 3rd day as pulled pork tacos! We made deviled eggs to go along with, not your typical side but it was delicious! One thing I would say is to cut down on the apple cider just a bit as it may overpower the meat (although if you cook it all day like I did, it cooks out that strong flavor. Aside from that it was so delicious!! We couldn't get enough and are making it again today, can't wait till it's done! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband LOVED this recipe, although the rub was a bit hot for me. However, when doused with bbq sauce, it mellows it out just fine. SUPER tasty and SUPER easy! Will definitely be making it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good sandwich. Next time my only change will be to cut the cayenne in half and use a little less black pepper. Even my spice loving husband noticed the "kick" in the rub. We used a sweet bbq sauce to counteract the heat and it turned out very tasty. Very easy too. You will end up with a lot of meat so invite some friends over or be prepared for leftovers all week. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I’m pretty sure this barbeque pulled pork marks the best thing I have ever made in a crockpot. Or maybe the best thing I have ever made, period? Thank you Paula Deen, thank you. I thought that three parts Sweet Baby Ray’s mixed with one part Open Pit made the perfect sweet and savory sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You did it again, Paula! Ever since I tried your pot roast recipe, I have tried 6 others and they were all WOW. This was sooooo good. I was afraid of the vinegar per other reviewers, but it was fine. Best pulled pork ever!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this last night for my family.It was wonderful!!I only had a 2 pound boneless roast so I reduced the liquids.When I went to tear it apart,it just fell apart with no effort involved.This recipe was so easy.The flavor was outstanding.My husband ate his with BBQ sauce.I ate mine with no sauce at all.I tried his sandwich and it seemed like the BBq sauce covered up the great taste of the meat.I will be using this recipe over and over.Thank you Paula!!Delicious!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you follow only 1 Paula Deen recipe... make it this one! I have always gotten rav reviews on my pulled pork, but saw this one on her show and decided to try it. My family barely even spoke or looked up from their plates when I served this, it was so delicious... we couldn't stop eating! I pulled the pork and instead of serving as sandwiches, I served the meat over homemade garlic mashed potatoes... HEAVEN. The rub is so good... just the right mix of sweet and kick! Home run! The next night, we had a little leftover, so I made it into enchiladas, with cheese and a little of the juice from the pork that I reserved. Double Wow! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm making it now in a lodge Dutch oven and I'm a little confused. It says to cover tightly with aluminum foil... Do I put it over the meat then put the lid on? Or put it over the top of the pan and put the lid on? item not reviewed by moderator and published
this has become a staple dish in my kitchen. i cut back on the vinegar for my family though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome! This is the best BBQ I have ever had. Moist, tasty, easy to make. I have also used the slow cooker instead of the oven and it works great. .I just reduce the liquid by half. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best pulled pork I have ever had, made it for 4th of July celebration and everyone loved it. Great as sandwiches with BBQ sauce, sliced jalapenos, and as breakfast burritos with cilantro and eggs, and yummy as tacos. Freezes well! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! My husband is a picky eater AND loves pulled pork. I was a little skeptical. He loved it. I think it was super easy to make. I forgot the liquid smoke and it still turned out perfect. Also, I used a crock pot instead of a dutch over. Fantastic!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for the first time about a month ago and am making it again for our Labor Day picnic for the 3rd time!! Two of my friends have also asked for the recipe and made it for their families. It is THE BEST Pulled Pork I've ever had and needs no sauce. Abs delicious. The only change I made was to let it sit with the rub overnight and I added more liquid smoke. Try it, you'll love it! Thanks Paula : item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow!!!! My husband loves bbq and is very picky about it. He loved this!!! This meat just fell apart, it was so easy. I put the braising liquid on the pork which is amazing, but still used bbq sauce. This was an amazing meal.I can not wait to wow my family and friends with this recipe. Never eating at another BBQ place again. Thanks Paula!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've always been afraid of pork - but fear not, this is soooo easy and you'll be the talk of the table. Made this for a surprise b-day party and the left overs were better the 2nd day (if you get that lucky! Only changes to the recipe was a little less cayenne (I love it spicy-but some at the party did not and added the garlic powder to the rub as suggested below. No need for BBQ sauce as it was "DE-LISH-US" just outta the pan! Not sure what the issue is w/the "smell" as my house smelled like a BBQ restaurant-my husband and the pups loved the way it smelled! PS - it was the Mother in Law's Surprise Party - I was the one surprised when she called the next day to compliment me and ask for the recipe - all the "cred" went to Paula - thanks for making me look like a rockstar (or chef! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious. Marinated the pork overnight, then cooked it in a crock pot on high for 6 hours. No need for BBQ sauce as the braising liquid is the bomb. One thing though, I forgot the cayenne on the dry rub and was so very glad I did. The amount of black pepper was more than enough spice for this dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My wife and I loved this recipe. Forget the BBQ sauce, don't miss out on using the braising liquid to make a great sauce for the meat. Here's what I did: I cooked the pork in a cast iron dutch oven. Once it was done I pulled it from the liquid, shredded it, and discarded some of the fat. I then strained the liquid and skimmed some of the fat from it and put it back in the pot on high heat. Bring it to a boil, then drop the heat a bit. Reduce down until it thickens a bit and mix the pork back in. This completely eliminated the need for BBQ sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The flavor of this meat is to die for! We made a loaded baked potato and then piled the pork on top, and it was too delicious for words. It was a meal in itself! I let the pork cook in the crockpot for about 6 hours. The flavor was so good we didn't want to ruin it with barbecue sauce! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I give it 4 star because there was no mention about the spiciness. I suppose if I had more experience cooking I would have realized. I like spicy, but not in my pulled pork. Not THAT much. Point of reference for whomever reads this...I love horseradish raw on my roast beef, I love Wasabi straight on my Sushi...pulled pork....not so much. It is delicious, but I feel I can't taste all the other spices because of the cayenne. Just my humble opinion. Otherwise...cooking time..other ingredients...spot on. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for my daughter's birthday party and it was a big hit (even for the kids. I added spices to pork and let it sit overnight. Cooked pork in a crock pot the day prior to serving, refrigerated, then just reheated with bbq sauce in the crock pot a few hours before the party. Served with Hawaiian rolls and Ina's coleslaw. Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
AMAZING. I have yet to find a pulled pork sandwich that is as tasty as this one. It's a lot of work to cook but it sooooo tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
What a wonderful recipe! I cannot believe what good, smoky flavor it creates. The pork was moist, tender, smoky, aromatic, and delicious. (Tip: Bullseye original BBQ sauce is the ultimate topping to make this perfect, and Wright's hickory liquid smoke is the best. I did apply the rub (including the garlic powder the night before, put the meat in a dish and covered tightly with plastic wrap. My oven runs a little on the cool side, so I cooked it an additional 45 minutes (4-lb. roast. My husband and I think this is as good as any BBQ we've ever had, and this recipe is now a part of my permanent repertoire. I will make it over and over again. Can't wait to try it with beef! Thank you, Paula. Oh, yes....I used 1T liquid smoke. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for a Memorial Weekend Dinner Party and it was fantastic. I did however make two changes which I recommend: In place of garlic powder, I chopped 2 cloves of garlic; in place of liquid smoke and paprika, I used Spanish smoked paprika. I am not a fan of garlic powder or liquid smoke as they taste chemically to me and this substitution was perfect. I also made the pork a day ahead and skimmed off the fat after it rose to the top and solidified in the fridge. I think this is a must as I took off a good 1/2 inch of fat. I served with homemade coleslaw, a tomato catsup based homemade bbq sauce and sauteed fresh corn with red peppers. Everyone loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe. On a whim I made it for a potluck at work and since then I have made it twice more. It is really a recipe of diplomacy, it makes everyone comfortable and happy. Mmmm...seconds please! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I absolutely LOVE this recipe! I make it often. And I am often asked for the recipe. I will pass this recipe on to my children. Love, Love, Love Paula Deen!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this recipe several times and I keep coming back to it! It's excellent my whole family loves it with the cole slaw. The BBQ sauce I use is "Sweet Baby Ray's." YUM-MY! item not reviewed by moderator and published
AWESOME! My whole family loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful recipe for the winter month's when we can't control the heat on the outdoor smoker. Only change is that I would increase the amount of liquid smoke for a smokier flavor. Leftovers were great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this today for dinner and it was great. My husband and I can't wait to have left overs tomorrow ;) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe for the oven. I used a wild boar shoulder from a pig I killed a few days ago down in South Carolina. Changed a few things: Soaked the meat in apple cider vinegar, salt, pepper, and cayenne for about a day, added a little extra cayenne to the dry rub, and made my own bbq sauce from joy of cooking. Turned out fabulous. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe. This is actually the very 1st recipe I tried from foodnetwork and Paula Deen. Now, I am hooked! I watch everyday for new recipes to add to my cookbook and to keep dinner from becoming routine. My husband and I moved to Sheppard AFB and couldn't find any good pulled pork. I happened to be flipping through the channels one day and there it was my savior recipe! Thank you Paula and thank you food network! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is delicious. I cooked this in the crock pot all day while at work. It is so easy, my whole family loves it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made it for the first time and it was too easy for how good it was. I would recommend marinating a bit longer than 2 hours but even then it was real good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Anytime I want to catch all the raves from my family I make this. I keep the rub on overnight and it is AWSOME! I don't even use bbq sauce it is so great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMGosh....I'd like to think that she's I'm her namesake but I'm from Canada and I'm French Canadian. I have one in the oven right now and the aroma and flavour of the basting is out of this world. Tasted my midnight snake. You rock Paula! Paula from Ottawa. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I second one of the previous comments "Falling off the bone!". item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great rub. I was going to make the shoulder, but decided to put the rub and some chicken wings and they were great. I had pulled the recipe for Pat's famous hot wings, but i have used their rub before and i did not like it, so i used Paula's glad i did. This rub is good for more than just one thing. Thanks Paula item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fall off the bone tender. item not reviewed by moderator and published
OUTSTANDING!!! One of the best recipes ever! I have been cooking for a long time and this is really one of the best meals I have ever made. The pork was so tender that it fell apart when I tried to move it out of the dutch oven and onto a platter. I did not use bbq sauce bc the sauce it cooked in was good enough. The pork had a kick to it, so if you don't like spicy you probably want to cut the cayenne pepper in half. I loved it just the way it was and so did my 7 year old son. I will go to bed tonight dreaming of this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Well worth the time! Made it for a birthday get together, EVERYONE LOVED IT! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I also made it for a University tailgate party a few weeks ago. The flavor was great!! It was easy to take along and serve. I live in a small townhouse so the smell was a little overwhelming, but it was well worth it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! I made this Barbeque for our tailgate party when we were celebrating University's Homecoming. Everyone raved out this BBQ sandwich. I intend to use this recipe again and again. As stated by other reviewers marinate overnight or as long as you can and cook the pork low and slow, don't rush it. You will definitely enjoy the final product. Bon Appetit! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for a football party and everyone loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Doubled the recipe to make for a crowd and it was delicious. I agree about the marinating and SLOW cooking. I marinated overnight and cooked all day. It was so tender and easy to pull apart. Everyone raved! Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
just make sure to let it marinate for at least an hour and DONT RUSH THE COOK TIME... the lower and slower the better item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've never prepared pulled-pork before but the recipe looked so good and Paula made it seem so easy that I decided to give it a try. Thanks to the reviewers for the tip about the smell. I cooked the roast in a slow cooker in our detached garage. I liked the smell but it would definitely have overpowered my house. I put the rub on and refrigerated overnight, then cooked for most of the following day. It was every bit as easy as Paula said it was and absolutely delicious. My husband and I ate it for a couple of days and I froze the rest in serving sizes for later. I will be making this for family gatherings and potlucks, too, as it is also not all that expensive. Thanks for making me look good, Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Will make again and again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used this recipe with a mustard bbq sauce for a dutch oven cook-off at my family reunion. Everyone LOVED it!! And it was so easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is truly the best pulled pork I've ever eaten! The sauce is what makes it! It's not a heavy, Ketchup based sauce. It's a thinner, but medium spice " kick" that makes this pork so melt in your mouth good! Absolutely no need for any other condiment on this meat. Great recipe for larger party, and would be great made ahead of time. Just reheat! I marinated in refrigerator for 24 hrs, and cooked it the next day, low and slow! Wonderful recipe! Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a great recipe pork had great flavor. My whole family loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
First have to share, we actually pulled Paula out of the kitchen. She spent 10-15 minutes with us. She was cooking and dealing with everyone and this AFTER she became a big star. My husband could not talk he was so excited. He is from Savannah and knew her from the Best Western and he just jabbered like a little baby because he was so excited. This woman is nothing but AMAZING. NOW for this recipe. OMGoodness.We planned on having a huge party and was going to have the lunch part of the party catered. Instead we felt we should do the BBQ ourselves. 3 new crock pots later we made 60 lbs of pork later, we had the most amazing lunch. People would take one bite and then say OMGoodness who made this. After that we gave 2 of the crock pots away and made it for family get togethers, our dinners and just because it is sooooo good. Once we did not have apple juice bc I forgot it, used orange's instead. So good either way. I don't comment a lot but this recipe is so EASY and so good and you MUST try. Again, this woman is the real deal and has the heart of Texas. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i went to school in NC and ate many a pulled pork sandwich. while i enjoyed this, it lacked the melt in the mouth quality i was lucky enough to experience. now i am no chef so maybe that is the problem. this recipe had too much to do without a great end result. my girlfriend is from SC(booo) and makes a simple bbq sauce from ketchup, vinegar, water, sugar, garlic salt, chili pepper and mustard. it smells awful cooking but makes everything taste great. we use this simple recipe for all things pork: http://www.bukisa.com/articles/315364_sleepy-pig-roast but we also cave into using organic cabbage and hippie bakery rolls. now if only we could find some decent baked beans out here.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
My pork shoulder roast was about 7.5 lbs. I got it on sale for 97 cents a lb. It was a fantastic buy and it was the first time I had purchased this type of meat. This recipe was so easy and the outcome was fantastic! All my guests were impressed. One person loved it so much they had 4 pulled pork sandwiches topped with cole slaw and bbq sauce. Someone else had 3 sandwiches, and the rest of us had 1 or 2 sandwiches. It fed 19 people in all (I had sides to go with it). I will definitely serve this again, but I think this time I will cut down the apple cider vinegar a tad, as it really did smell up the house. Someone mentioned that I should boil some vinegar and water on the stove to get rid of the smell, but I will try this next time. Thank you Paula Deen! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so delicious and easy. I put mine in the slow cooker on high for 5 hours. The sauce was plentful and yummy, so I skipped the BBQ altogether. Another home-run from Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I found this recipe 2 years ago and wanted to try since I had alot of pork loins that needed used up for a large gathering. Well, can I say, after my 1st attempt at bbq of any type except for bbq beans, I've been asked to make this on many occasions. I do use the pork loin so there is very little waste from fat and bone...ALL meat. Since I have to make so much (at least 100 people) I utilize my electric roasting ovens and reduce the heat to 200 degrees and cook overnight. EASY and with GREAT results. Our last party I had 2 small containers of left over pork...ouch!!! I wanted to have some. Thank you Paula...I love ya!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe for the "lunch club" at school. Over 30 faculty participate in the "lunch club" and it was my turn to bring my part of the lunch for this group. It was an absolute hit and everyone in the group wanted my secret. I had to tell them that I was not responsible for the recipe, it was Paula Dean's recipe. I had to share the recipe and numerous faculty members are now making this delicious dish for their families. However, I did make it in the crock pot and followed the recipe. It was just so juicy and tasty. I am making it this weekend for a gathering of 25 people. Thanks Paula because this is certainly a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My kids have been wanting BBQ, and I'm not really an outdoors cooking type of person, so I was looking for a good BBQ recipe I could do indoors. Thank goodness I found this one! The only thing I did differently was use tomato juice in place of the apple juice simply because my husband likes a more tomato-ey, less sweet BBQ. Everything else was followed to the letter, and it was absolutely delicious. I now have a great recipe to use when we are craving BBQ but my husband's work schedule prevents us from firing up the smoker. Thanks Paula...you're fabulous as usual! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this at least a dozen times and everybody loves it!! It is much better than an restaurant pulled pork sandwich hands down. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this recipe as is for numerous people and occcaisions and have never had a single person say anything negative. It is delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have used this recipe half a dozen times already, and I have yet to have one person say anything bad about it. I have always doubled the recipe and it has worked perfectly. I use Simply Apple juice instead of normal apple juice. I might try the garlic powder in the dry rub next time, but I don't want to mess with perfection! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this using sirloin porkchops in a crockpot. My husband enjoyed it, but felt it was a little salty. I've had others, but this was definitely good. I added extra cayenne to the liquid while it was cooking. The meat worked well with just a dab of store barbecue sauce and coleslaw to pull it all together. Will probably make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This pulled pork sandwich is absolutely fabulous!!! Especially with Memphis cole slaw!!! Just to die for!!!! Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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I have made this recipe several times and it has become one of our favorites--definitely our favorite pulled pork recipe. I make it exactly as the recipe says, and it turns out perfectly! We have shared this with our relatives, and even the younger children love it! While there is a bit of a "kick", no one has ever complained that it is too spicy. We have used leftovers to make a saucier sandwich, using Robin Miller's Pulled Pork Sandwich recipe, and we have made Pork Lo-Mein several times by adapting one of Rachel Ray's recipe. Thanks for such a great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The only changes I made as to reduce the amount of vinegar to 3/4 cup based on other reviewers and I used a crockpot and let it cook overnight on low. The people at work LOVED it!!! One person who has a delicate palate said it was a little spicy. Other than that...everyone thought I was a pulled pork expert. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This came out great! My daughter and I thought it was a good Recipe. Will make again. Followed recipe as written. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I cooked it in a cockpot for 8 hours on low it melts in your mouth. Everybody loved it. I will be making this over and over item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I tried this recipe for the first time today and the results were fall-off-the-bone, pulled pork AMAZING. We usually make Tyler Florence's "Ultimate" Pulled Pork recipe but after using Paula's recipe, I believe we have now discovered the true ULTIMATE. First, the dry rub was easy, easy to prepare....As long as you can measure "2 Tablespoons," you are golden. (I usually use Kosher Salt when I cook but decided to use regular table salt this time around and it worked great). Same easy prep for the liquid components...1 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar; 2 Cups Apple Juice.... I went ahead and added 1 Tbsp of liquid smoke instead of the 1/2 Tbsp the recipe called for, and per an earlier post, went ahead and added the garlic powder into the dry rub instead of to the liquid. I used a 4 1/2 pound piece of meat ("Boston Butt") and cooked it for 4 1/2 hours in a 7 1/4 Qt Le Crueset dutch oven, Per the recipe, I covered it with foil before adding the lid. I was a little lazy and skipped the basting step. I was a little concerned about the "vinegar smell" that one of the other poster's mentioned but it was not a problem at all. To the contrary, my house smelled delicious. When I took the meat out, it literally fell off the bone. The flavor was so good we didn't even need to use BBQ sauce on it! Definitely a do-over. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We made these for Super Bowl Sunday and they were the rave of our gathering! You can't go wrong with Paula! The pork has a mellow, sweet BBQ flavor and is juicy and tasty! Try these, you will love them! Serve with cole slaw to top! Yum! Teri O Pinon Hills, CA item not reviewed by moderator and published
So after being trapped in my house because of the "Snowmaggeadon" my family and I wanted something really good to eat. I found this recipe and bought everything before the storm and it was unbelievable. I definitely cut back on the Vinegar and my house still smells like it but it's ok, the sandwiches are definitely worth it. The liquid smoke adds that smokey flavor that is needed from not being cooked in real smokers. I reduced the juices and added store bought bbq sauce and my family tore the sandwiches up. We ate them with Bobby's Creamy Cole Slaw. This is definitely a keeper. Thanks Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
for our Christmas dinner since we all had to work on that day. WOW!!! They loved it! I used TWO 7-8 pound pork butts and between 10 guys, it was GONE! They even asked me to copy down the recipe for them. Don't worry Paula, I gave you credit for a delicious meal. ;) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I fixed this for my son and his family and it really is the best pulled pork we have ever had. He even said our local bar-b-que place has noting on me. i fixed it with Ina's onion rings. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Followed this recipe exactly, well almost. Only difference is I didn't have liquid smoke, so did not use that. Was afraid by some of the reviews that it was going to be too hot, but is was not. Just perfect. After the pork cooked and cooled and I shredded it, I put it back into the pan with the liquid (didn't boil it down like some suggested but may do that next time if there is time). Added about 1 cup of bottled barbecue sauce and OMG it was great! Served with extra bbq sauce if people wanted, a jalapeno cole slaw and sliced jalapenos. I've tried a few bbq pork recipes and will definitely keep this one. Several said it was the best they'd had. Really, really good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so easy and so so tasty. My boyfriend was unsure that he would like it because he hates vinegar but he loved it. I've made it a couple of times. I Left out the liquid smoke because I couldn't find it but it still was wonderful. Highly recommended item not reviewed by moderator and published
that's because you used tenderloin - the recipe calls for shoulder which needs (and can stand) a much longer cook time. Much more fat in the shoulder, but that's why it's so good :) item not reviewed by moderator and published

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