Perfect Pulled Pork
Pulled pork, the perfect super bowl food, although time consuming, is easy to make. Follow these instructions for the perfect pulled pork that you can serve on buns with coleslaw for yummy sandwiches or serve in a corn tortilla with salsa for delicious tacos.
- Pork butt or picnic work best (our's is 8 lbs so adjust your recipe accordingly)
- Fresco Pork Rub
- Your favorite BBQ Sauce
- 2 quarts water
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup salt
- 2 tablespoons Fresco Pork Rub
Begin by combining all the brine ingredients. Next, open your pork and rinse it thoroughly. Insert your pork into a large 2 gallon zip top bag and pour in your brine solution. Allow your pork to brine overnight in your fridge.
After the brining process is complete, remove your pork from the bag and again rinse. After the pork is rinsed, place it, fat side up, in a roasting pan. Using paper towels, pat the pork dry. Season the ENTIRE cut of meat with Fresco Pork Rub and place in a preheated 250 degree oven.
The pork needs to roast for about an hour per pound or until it reaches 190 degrees. Remember, for the perfect pulled pork you need to go LOW and SLOW. (One this size would take about 8-9 hours).
When your pork has internally reached 190 degrees, remove it from the oven and cover it with foil. I would recommend thirty minutes. Allow your pork to rest and reabsorb all those delicious juices.
Now let the fun begin! Get another family member to grab two forks along with you. Insert forks and start pulling your pork. Some people choose to remove a bit of the fat before pulling but that is totally up to your taste.
Soon, you will have a pan full of beautiful pulled pork. ( In our home we like to serve it plain with a little BBQ on the side, and of course, a big dollop of coleslaw on the top!) But again that is a personal preference. If you are serving this for a large gathering, I would transfer all the meat into your slow cooker, coat it with BBQ, and keep it heated on warm. It will stay warm during the entire football game and keep your guests happy and satisfied.