Love having pork when you eat out, but have no idea how to make a tasty, juicy version at home? Turns out you're not alone — according to a recent Ipsos survey, 27 per cent of consumers ordered pulled pork the last time they selected a pork dish at a restaurant, but only one per cent identified pork shoulder, typically used for pulled pork, as a preferred fresh pork product. Try out this easy recipe to enjoy the perfect pulled pork sandwich right in the comfort of your own home.
- 1 Ontario pork shoulder roast (approximately 4 lbs./1.8 kg)
- 3 tbsp (45 ml) brown sugar
- 2 tbsp (30 ml) paprika
- 1 tbsp (15 ml) onion powder
- 1 tbsp (15 ml) salt
- 2 cups (500 ml) your favourite barbecue sauce
- 8-10 Kaiser or hamburger buns, split and lightly toasted
- Mix brown sugar, paprika, onion powder and salt in a small bowl. Rub on all sides of the pork shoulder roast. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 1 hour.
- Turn the barbecue on high heat and place the pork shoulder on the grill, directly over the heat. Sear the pork for 2-3 minutes on all sides.
- Turn one side of the barbecue off, leaving the other side of the grill on so that the barbecue's temperature is between 250-300 °F. Move the pork shoulder to the side of the barbecue that is off.
- Grill until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 190-195 °F, about 6 to 8 hours.
- Carefully remove pork from the barbecue, wrap it in aluminum foil and let it rest for 20 minutes.
- Shred the pork with two forks. Stir in barbecue sauce. Serve on buns.
Discover more delicious recipes at www.ontariopork.on.ca.
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