Delicious tender pulled pork. The recipe is easy, but it does require some time. There is two parts to the recipe. The first is the spice rub that goes on the meat. The second is the BBQ style sauce the meat is covered with.
Made this for a family picnic. Everyone seemed to love it. It does, however, make for a lot of pork. Adjust quantities as you see fit.
2 kg of pork shoulder, in two pieces of roughly 1kg each
1 Boston lettuce
6-12 buns of your choice
For the rub :
2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds, freshly ground
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground coriander seeds
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground cumin
For sauce :
1 cup ketchup
3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup cola
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 heaping tea spoon of brown sugar.
4. About 30 minutes before the pork is done cooking, mix together all the sauce ingredients plus the reserved spice mix in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer until the sauce darkens and has reduced.
** Optional step : drive 2 hours to picnic.