Barbecued pulled pork sandwiches with homemade BBQ sauce and pickles

  • 1 boneless pork butt, about 4 pounds
  • 3 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Essence, recipe follows
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp cayenne
  • Wet Mop Basting Sauce, recipe follows
  • Barbecue Sauce, recipe follows
  • 1 (16-ounce) jar thin sliced dill pickles
  • Brioche
1) Place the pork in a baking dish. In a bowl, combine the sugar, Essence, salt, cumin, paprika, pepper, and cayenne. Rub the seasoning evenly over the pork to coat. Cover with plastic and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.

2) Preheat an oven or smoker to 140C/Gas Mark 1.

3) Bring the pork to room temperature and place in a roasting pan, fat side up. Slow cook in the oven, basting with the Wet Mop Basting Sauce every 45 minutes, until tender and the internal temperature reaches 70C. (The cooking should take about 6 to 7 hours.) Remove from the oven and let rest for 20 to 30 minutes.

4) With a knife and fork or two forks, pull the meat apart into small slices or chunks. Toss with the Barbecue Sauce, to taste, and divide among the hamburger buns. Top with the coleslaw. Serve with the pickles and additional Barbecue Sauce on the side.

Rule the Kitchen with More Recipe Faves

'Cue the Pulled Pork
'Cue the Pulled Pork
Time
180
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
Spicy Pop Pulled Pork
Spicy Pop Pulled Pork
Time
360
Serves
18
Difficulty
Med
Pulled Pork and Chilli Burritos
Pulled Pork and Chilli Burritos
Time
480
Serves
4-6
Difficulty
Easy
Shredded Pork Tacos
Shredded Pork Tacos
Time
300
Serves
10
Difficulty
Med