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Pulled Pork Sandwiches

January 3, 2013 12:23 pm · Posted by Lauren G

Being home for the holidays means lots of eating. It also means BBQ! Since there are plenty of people around, my mom decided to roast a whole pork shoulder so we could make pulled pork sandwiches. I missed some pictures of the process, but I wanted to share this anyway. It's a little time consuming but it was still absolutely delicious!

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (4 pound) pork shoulder
  • 16 oz. bottle of BBQ sauce

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Spread the mixture all over the pork shoulder (not skin).

<span>Wipe skin clean, then rub with remaining teaspoon kosher salt (to help it crisp).

Put pork, skin side up, in a flameproof roasting pan, and bring to room temperature, about 1 hour.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F with rack in middle.

Cover pork with parchment paper and then tightly with foil and roast 2 1/2 hours.

Discard foil and parchment, then add 1/2 cup water to pan and roast, uncovered, adding more water when liquid in pan evaporates (check about every half hour), until skin is browned and crisp and meat is fork-tender, 2 to 2 1/2 hours more.

Transfer to a cutting board or platter, reserving juices in pan, and let stand 30 minutes.

Using two forks, shred pork finely.

Meanwhile, pour pan juices through a sieve into a fat separator or bowl and discard fat. 

Heat 1/2 cup of pan juices, 1/2 cup of water, and 16 oz. of bbq sauce in a small sauce pan until warm.

Combine pulled pork with bbq sauce and enjoy!

(Inspired by Epicurious

Filed under: Yum, recipe, Food Tagged with: Pulled Pork, bbq
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