The method of slow cooking traditionally tough cuts of pork to make the meat more tender has made pulled pork one of the UK’s most popular BBQ dishes today. Now White Stores reveal five of the most delicious BBQ pulled pork recipes that you simply must try in 2015.
BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich
BBC Good Food Magazine’s recipe uses a combination of onions, bay leaves, ground black pepper, salt, mustard powder, smoked paprika, tomato ketchup, red wine vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and soft dark brown sugar to flavour their BBQ pulled pork. They recommend serving this dish with coleslaw in French bread sticks sliced into rolls.
Ingredients to serve eight people:
2 sliced onions
3 bay leaves
1 tablespoon mustard powder
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1.5kg to 2kg of pork shoulder, boned with rind attached and tied
140g tomato ketchup
4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Worchestershire sauce
3 tablespoons soft dark brown sugar
Perfect Pulled Pork
According to the barbecue experts at AmazingRibs.com, the perfect pulled pork sandwich shouldn’t have too much BBQ sauce smothered all over it. “So many people make the mistake of dumping a bottle of sauce over the meat,” they lament. “Please don’t. The taste unadorned and unadulterated, hot from the smoker, is unmatched in the culinary world.”
Ingredients to make 12 to 14 sandwiches:
1 pork shoulder or mixed cuts (around 2.25kg)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/3 cup Meathead’s Memphis Dust
1/2 teaspoon of salt per 450g of meat
1 cup BBQ sauce
Pulled Pork Reuben
Simply follow AmazingRibs.com’s recipe above, but serve the pulled pork on thick slices of bread or hamburger buns topped with sauerkraut, melted Swiss cheese and thousand island dressing. Kate’s Kitchen also like to add some chopped green chillies to the dressing. “The pulled pork absorbed some of the sauerkraut flavour and stayed very moist,” reveals Kate on her blog. “The thousand island dressing with chillies was a great addition. I’d not change a thing!”
Smoked Pulled Pork
With names like Southern Succor Rub and Southern Sop in the ingredients, you immediately know this smoked pulled pork recipe by Pass the Sushi & Smoke and Spice is full of Southern charm and heat. The Succor Rub includes paprika, dry mustard, cayenne and ground black pepper. The Sop then adds some cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and water to moisten things up.
2.5kg to 3.5kg of pork shoulder
Southern Succor Rub
Optional BBQ sauce for serving
Low-Carb Southern BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe
Packed with protein but low on carbs, this leaner version of BBQ pulled pork comes in at just 258 calories per serving. The secret to making this a healthier adaption to the typical pulled pork dish is using tenderloin, as this boasts less fat than most other cuts of pork. Of course, be aware that your carb count will increase if you serve this up in a roll or bun.
680g pork tenderloin
3 whole cloves
1 1/2 tablespoons smokey spice seasoning
1 thinly sliced red onion
1 cup water
170g BBQ sauce
Freshly ground black pepper
Five BBQ Pulled Pork Facts
- The term pulled pork originates from before the American Civil War in 1861, when plantation slaves in the southern states were so hungry they literally “pulled pork” from coal fires
- The shoulder cut of pork is also known as a Boston butt or pork butt in the USA
- BBQers in North Carolina like to slice or chop the pulled pork rather than shred it
- In South Carolina pulled pork is usually served with a mustard sauce, whereas the state of Georgia prefers a tomato-based sauce
- Leftover pulled pork that’s dry and tough can be revived the following day with a splash of water or apple juice
Can You Beat Our Meat?
Do you have a delicious BBQ pulled pork recipe that puts this fantastic finger lickin’ five to shame? If so, we’d love to share your recipe here on our blog! Please post the details of your culinary masterpiece in the ‘Leave a Reply’ box below.