Delicious Pulled Pork Recipe - Celebrate Labor Day With This Perfect Comfort Food

Impulsive Culinarian’s Labor Day Pulled Pork Recipe With Homemade Canadian BBQ Sauce

Pulled Pork Ingredients
  • 4 pound Pork Shoulder (bone-in)
    • (alternately you can use a 3 pound boneless cut of pork)
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Crushed Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 5 or 6 Garlic Cloves, peeled & smashed
  • 2 cups Apple Cider Vinegar
    • (alternately, you use 1 cup of vinegar and top up with water until you have 2 cups)

 

Pulled Pork Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 325°
  • Trim any excess fat from the pork shoulder
  • Place trimmed pork shoulder in a dutch oven
  • Add brown sugar, crushed pepper flakes, salt & pepper to the dutch oven and rub dry mix all over the pork shoulder
  • Add smashed garlic and cider vinegar to the dutch oven
  • Cover and place in the 325° oven
  • Let it cook undisturbed for 4 hours
  • Once cooked, transfer the cooked pork to a large cutting board or work surface
  • Shred the pork using two sturdy forks, setting aside the final shreds in a large mixing bowl
  • Discard the bones and fatty pieces
  • Strain approximately 1/3 cup of the brine from your dutch oven and add it to the pulled pork
  • Add enough juice so that the pork seems moist without any additional juice collecting at the bottom of the bowl
  • Keep pulled pork warm until ready to serve
  • Top with BBQ sauce

 

Impulsive Culinarian’s Homemade Canadian BBQ Sauce

BBQ Sauce Ingredients
  • 3 tbsp Dairy Free Margarine
  • 1 Shallot, finely minced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, finely minced
  • 2 tbsp Canadian Rye Whiskey
  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Real Maple Syrup
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper

 

BBQ Sauce Instructions
  • Place a standard sauce pan over medium heat
  • Add margarine to the sauce pan
  • Add minced onion to the sauce pan and saute for around 3 or 4 minutes until softened
  • Add minced garlic to the sauce pan and saute until fragrant
  • Remove pan from heat and carefully add rye whiskey to the onions and garlic
  • Return sauce pan to the heat and simmer for another couple minutes
  • Add all remaining ingredients and reduce heat to low
  • Simmer for an additional 20 minutes
  • Remove from heat and set aside to cool
  • Reheat just before serving and spoon over pulled pork as desired
Succulent slow-roasted pulled pork ready to receive some delicious home made BBQ sauce

Succulent slow-roasted pulled pork ready to receive some delicious home made BBQ sauce

 

Celebrate Labor Day, Or Any Day, With The Comforting Taste Of Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork

Probably one of the most satisfying taste sensations for any carnivore is the mouth-watering satisfaction of a delicious pulled pork sandwich slathered in a sweet homemade BBQ sauce. I can’t imagine a more appropriate way t celebrate the last long weekend of summer than with this incredible comfort food on the menu.

Here’s hoping that this pulled pork recipe features prominently as a key part of your labor day party ideas, cheers and happy long weekend!