Pulled PorkFrom sunrae 8 years ago
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil shopping list
- 2 medium yellow onions, diced shopping list
- 2 tablespoons chili powder shopping list
- 1 tablespoon cumin shopping list
- 2 teaspoons paprika shopping list
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper shopping list
- 12 ounces beer, preferably lager (1 1/2 cups) shopping list
- 3/4 cup ketchup shopping list
- 3/4 cup cider vinegar shopping list
- 1/2 cup whole-grain mustard shopping list
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste (see Ingredient notes) shopping list
- 1 canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced, plus 1 tablespoon adobo sauce shopping list
- 1 5-pound bone-in Boston butt (see Ingredient notes) shopping list
How to make it
- 1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned and very soft, about 20 minutes.
- 2. Increase heat to high; add chili powder, cumin, paprika and cayenne and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 minute. Add beer, ketchup, vinegar, mustard, tomato paste, chipotle pepper and adobo sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is slightly thickened, 10 minutes. Meanwhile, trim all visible fat from the pork.
- 3. Remove the pan from the heat and add the pork, spooning sauce over it. Cover the pan, transfer to the oven and bake for 1 1/2 hours. Turn the pork over, cover, and bake for 1 1/2 hours more. Uncover and bake until a fork inserted into the meat turns easily, 1 to 2 hours more.
- 4. Transfer the pork to a large bowl and cover with foil. Pour the sauce into a large measuring cup or glass bowl and refrigerate until the fat and sauce begin to separate, 15 minutes. Skim off the fat. Return the sauce to the pan and heat over medium-high until hot, about 4 minutes.
- 5. Remove the bone and any remaining pieces of fat from the meat. The bone should easily slip away from the tender meat. Pull the pork apart into long shreds using two forks. Add the hot sauce to the meat; stir to combine. Serve hot.
- NUTRITION INFORMATION: Per serving: 281 calories; 14 g fat
- Boston butt (or "Boston-style butt," "fresh pork butt," "pork shoulder") can weigh upwards of 10 pounds, so you may have to ask your butcher to cut one down for this recipe.
- MAKE AHEAD TIP: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months.
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