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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!

About me: My name is Paul Thibault, an impulsive home chef developing delicious gluten free recipes for family and friends regardless of their allergen restrictions or dietary limitations, visit the About Page to learn more.