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Easy Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Published by: Sarah

  • Nov
  • 2

Begin 1-2 Days Ahead

1/2 cup paprika
1/4 cup kosher salt plus extra for seasoning
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons mustard powder
1/4 cup chili powder
1/4 cup ground cumin
2 tablespoons ground black pepper
1/4 cup granulated garlic
2 tablespoons cayenne
4-5# Pork Shoulder (also known as pork butt)
1 c. Angry Orchard Original or Apple Juice
BBQ Sauce of Choice

Special Equipment (this is not absolutely necessary – SEE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW)
Stove Top Smoker
Cherry, Hickory  & Apple Wood Chips or your choice of flavors

Combine all dry ingredients and mix well.
Season the meat all over with salt.
Massage the rub well into every part of  the meat.
Wrap in plastic wrap & refrigerate 24 – 48 hours.

Remove meat from refrigerator 1 hour before beginning cooking process.
Prepare your smoker by putting a mix of the 3 wood chips on the bottom.
Place the drip pan on top of the chips.
Place 4 single serve tart pans on the drip pan.
Fill  tart pans half way with warm water.
Spray the rack with cooking spray.
Place the rack on tart pans.
Your smoker is now ready.
NOTE: If you do not have a smoker, combine 1 tsp. hickory or mesquite liquid smoke with the Angry Orchard before adding to the crock pot.

Place the smoker on the largest burner of your stove.
Cover the smoker leaving a gap of 2 inches & turn the burner to high.
When you see smoke rising from the smoker, remove the top, place the meat on the rack & cover tightly with foil.
Reduce the heat to medium low.
Smoke meat for  1 1/2 hours.

During this time, fill the crock pot with hot tap water.
Turn to high & cover (this will preheat the crock pot).

When meat is done smoking, dump the water from the crock pot, and place the meat it.
Add the Angry Orchard and liquid smoke (if using).
Cover and cook on high for 6 – 7 hours.
Shred the meat with tongs.
Serve on warm Hawaiian Sweet Rolls** with your favorite BBQ sauce or just as is – YUM!

**If you like to bake your own bread & rolls look for my Hawaiian Sweet Roll Recipe on this site. Store bought is also fine. “Kings” brand is recommended.




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