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Barbecue Pulled Pork Shoulder

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This video will show you how to make two meals out of a very inexpensive piece of pork. You will be able to make pulled pork sandwiches and eat the other half as braised pork with mashed potatoes.
  Pork shoulder 4 Pound
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  White onion 1 Large, sliced
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), smashed
  Thyme sprigs 8 Medium, tied with kitchen twine
  Beef stock 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Red wine 1 Cup (16 tbs) (inexpensive)
  Barbecue sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (to taste)
  Pepper 1 Teaspoon (to taste)
  Cumin 1 Teaspoon

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Rinse and pat dry the pork.
3. Rub the pork liberally with salt, pepper and cumin.

4. Heat a large Dutch oven or ovenproof braising pan. Add the
olive oil and heat it.
5. Sear pork evenly on all sides and allow it to brown.
6. Carefully remove excess oil from pan and discard. Leave about 2 tablespoons in it.
7. Add the onion, garlic, thyme, broth and red wine.
8. Bring pan to a boil and cover.
9. Place pan in oven and cook for 3 hours.
10. Remove pork from oven and cool down.
11. Shred pork and place in a large skillet.
12. Add the barbecue sauce and mix well. Heat through.

13. This can be served in sandwich with Cole slaw and pickle or as braised pork with mashed potatoes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
180 Minutes
Ready In: 
190 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1035 Calories from Fat 577

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 64 g98.7%

Saturated Fat 20.9 g104.4%

Trans Fat 0.5 g

Cholesterol 281.3 mg93.8%

Sodium 1041.4 mg43.4%

Total Carbohydrates 16 g5.2%

Dietary Fiber 2.2 g8.7%

Sugars 5.4 g

Protein 83 g166.2%

Vitamin A 5.9% Vitamin C 23.9%

Calcium 13.7% Iron 40.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Barbecue Pulled Pork Shoulder Recipe Video