Lunch / Dinner
Bourbon BBQ Pulled Pork
This Bourbon BBQ Pulled Pork sandwich is not only delicious, it’s fuss-free thanks to the slow cooker.
Combine black pepper, salt, garlic powder, 1 Tbsp. brown sugar, chili powder, thyme, oregano, and cayenne. Rub seasoning on all sides of pork.
Heat 2 Tbsp. oil in a sauté pan over medium-high until shimmering. Add pork and brown on all sides, about 10 minutes; transfer to a 7- to 8-qt. slow cooker. Deglaze pan with broth, scraping up any brown bits; add to slow cooker.
Cover slow cooker and cook pork until fork-tender on high setting, 5–6 hours, or low setting, 8–9 hours. Transfer pork to a bowl; when cool enough to handle, shred pork using two forks.
Pour cooking liquid into a fat separator or a large measuring cup with a pour spout; separate fat from cooking liquid and discard fat. Pour cooking liquid over meat to moisten.
Deglaze pan with bourbon, scraping up any brown bits. Cook bourbon until reduced by half. Add ketchup, ½ cup brown sugar, tomato paste, vinegar, Dijon, and Worcestershire; simmer until thickened, about 20 minutes. Season sauce with salt and black pepper.
Serve pulled pork on buns with desired amount of sauce.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 152mg 50%
Sodium 989mg 41%
Carbs 21g 7%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.