In spite of the trauma and drama involved it getting this recipe completed, it really was the best pulled pork I’ve ever eaten. A big thank you to The Cuz! This is definitely cookbook worthy. I took some over to Mr. Wii’s parents and they loved it too. Here is the recipe:
For the dry rub:
2 Tablespoons salt
40 grinds of black pepper (about 1/2 teaspoon)
2 Tablespoons chili powder
1 Tablespoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons ground coriander seeds
2 teaspoons ground mustard seed
Combine the rub ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Rub all over the pork butt. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour and as long as overnight. You can also use your own rub in place of this one.
After the pork butt has soaked in the rub, preheat the oven to 500 degrees. Unwrap the pork and place in a roasting pan. Cook 45 minutes until darkly browned and even blackening in places. (It will look like this, hopefully your pan will not break in the oven)
12 ounces of your favorite beer. Dark works well.
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
Remove from the oven. Lower the temperature in the oven to 325 degrees. Pour the beer over the top and add the chopped garlic around the pork. Cover tightly with heavy duty aluminum foil or cover twice with regular foil. Poke about ten holes all over the top of the foil. Cook the pork butt three hours until so tender that it comes away very easily from the center bone. Isn’t this a nice butt?
1/2 cup ketchup
2 Tablespoons whole grain Dijon mustard
3 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
Bring to a simmer until reduced by half, about 20 minutes. While the sauce is simmering, pull apart the pork with two forks. Remove any large pieces of fat. Pour the sauce over the pulled pork and work through until fully absorbed. I didn’t use all of the sauce. Serve with buns.
This is the last picture I was able to get of the pork. Mr. Wii did the pork pulling and I went and got ready. We went over to the daughter’s for Super Bowl watching. It was the best Super Bowl game I had ever watched. Too bad Arizona didn’t win. That’s all I’m going to say.
After thought: It took a week for my house to smell somewhat normal. In fact, I even baked a dessert with lots of cinnamon, hoping that it could mask the burned, smokey, barbeque smell that had permeated my entire house. It helped a little.