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Neely's BBQ Pasta Salad

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

1 pound fusilli pasta

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon hot sauce

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Pinch cayenne pepper

1 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup Neely's BBQ Sauce, recipe follows

1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped fine

2 ribs celery, chopped fine

2 whole scallions, sliced thin

8 ounces pulled pork

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Chopped parsley leaves, for garnish

Neely's BBQ Sauce:

2 cups ketchup

1 cup water

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

5 tablespoons light brown sugar

5 tablespoons sugar

1/2 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper

1/2 tablespoon onion powder

1/2 tablespoon ground mustard

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Directions

  1. Bring 4 quarts water to boil, in large pot, over high heat. Salt the water, add the pasta and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain in a colander and allow to cool, then transfer to large bowl.
  2. In another large bowl, mix together vinegar, hot sauce, chili powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, mayonnaise and BBQ sauce. Add chopped vegetables and toss to coat. Pour BBQ dressing over pasta and mix well. Place the pork on top and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve, then garnish with parsley.

Neely's BBQ Sauce:

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to simmer. Cook uncovered, stirring frequently, for 1 hour 15 minutes.
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