August 07, 2008

My Southern Style BBQ Shredded Pork

When I purchased the boneless pork at Costco last week my intention was to grill them and slather them in a delicious bbq sauce and serve them along side some mashed potatoes and corn on the cob. My intentions were honorable but you know what they say about the best laid plans.... I thawed the pork ribs yesterday and decided to precook them in the crockpot for a bit. They smelled so good! But all I could think about was my 'Southern' style BBQ sauce - the one that doesn't use tomato products.

My plans suddenly changed and out came the bottles of vinegar. The sauce was made and added to the pork and then I set to work on the homemade buns. The end result? Delicious, as usual. LOL.

My Southern Style BBQ Shredded Pork

1 c white vinegar
1 c apple cider vinegar
1 T white sugar
1/4 c brown sugar
1 t liquid smoke
1 T red pepper flakes (dried)
1 T cayenne pepper
1 - 2 t mustard of your favorite flavor
salt and pepper
1 pork roast or boneless pork ribs

I've never weighed the roast or ribs so whatever you buy is fine. A large family package of boneless ribs (I think I had about 12 of them) or a regular sized grocery store boneless pork loin or roast. Salt and pepper the pork, add the seasonings and cook on high in the crockpot for 4-5 hours or on low 8 hours. The pork will be fork tender. Grab two large forks and start shredding the meat. There will be a lot of liquid - don't pour it off! As you shred the meat it will start to soak up the liquid. By the time you are done shredding about 1/2 to 3/4 of it will be absorbed. Serve the meat with buns (I like mine plain on the plate without a bun too!) serve with dill pickles, coleslaw and well, ketchup for the kids.

The seasonings;

Pour over the pork and cook until tender

Delicious served with my homemade buns!

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