Despite how tasty the crockpot kalua turned out, my mind immediately turned to how to make a BBQ version. A few months ago, Sean introduced us to his poorman version of pulled pork BBQ and the great thing was that it was super easy — Trader Joe’s carnitas, mustard and hot sauce. It definitely gives the flavor of BBQ without the sugars. After some searching around, I found that Carolina BBQ sauces are more mustard-based, so I figured that would be a good starting point for my own recipe as it should hold up well without the sugars.

You’ll notice that the beginning preparation is much like the kalua pig and you finish by adding the “BBQ sauce”.

  1. First, pierce the pork roast all over with a carving fork. Rub the roast with 1 Tbsp kosher salt and 1 Tbsp liquid smoke.
  2. Cook for ~8 hours on the fat cap, then flip and cook another ~8 hours on the other side.
  3. Remove the roast from the crockpot and shred. Pour out the remaining liquid and set aside.
  4. Then add to the empty heated crockpot (measurements are estimated, based on memory):
  • ~9oz yellow mustard (whole bottle)
  • 1/2c balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4c apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 jalapeños
  • a few shakes of hot pepper sauce
  • juice of 1/2 lemon

5.     Mix all ingredients together then stir in the shredded pork and top with the liquid drippings.
6.     Stir well and let cook on low for another 2-3 hrs before serving.

Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Also a very happy birthday to Ali! Welcome back and enjoy your birthday!!

WOD 1.28.11

Clean & Jerk 1-1-1-1-1

11 Responses to “Carolina BBQ Pulled Pork”

January 28, 2011 at 7:33 AM

Definately trying this one out.

Good luck to nick, holley, and mike tmrw at the utc!!!!!

January 28, 2011 at 8:26 AM

Happy Birthday Ali! Its been a long time, good to see you back!

January 28, 2011 at 8:50 AM

Good luck tomorrow ladies and gentleman!! U guys are gonna kill it!
happy birthday Ali! glad you made it back to CFI.

January 28, 2011 at 9:45 AM

Ali? You’re back! Happy Birthday!

I can’t wait to cheer on the Intrepid All-Stars tomorrow. I’m so anxious for you!

January 28, 2011 at 10:02 AM

Happy Birthday Ali! Never met ya but I’m sure one day I will. =D

Team Intrepid at UTC, KICK ASS!

January 28, 2011 at 10:20 AM

Happy Birthday Ali! I look forward to meeting you! :)

I am so excited about this post, can’t wait to cook this! Thanks Marcus!

Thanks for the encouraging wishes everyone…I’m super nervous, but hopefully we’ll just have fun!

January 28, 2011 at 10:42 AM

YUMMERS. i’ll probably be making that this weekend.

gooooood luck tomorrow, intrepids! i’m thinking good thoughts!

and happy birthday, ali! i don’t know you yet, but i’m sure you’re super rad, so i hope your birthday is super rad, as well. :)

January 28, 2011 at 11:24 AM

Thank you everyone for all the well wishes.

Michael H
January 28, 2011 at 12:02 PM

This looks great, can’t wait for samples, I’ll supply my own tupperware this time :P

Happy Bday Ali, looking forward to meeting you.

Can’t wait for UTC tomorrow thanks for all the support!

January 28, 2011 at 2:10 PM

Happy Birthday Ali!!!!

And to the Intreprids….Kick Ass Tomorrow!!!!!!

Jason Beattie
January 28, 2011 at 4:04 PM

Happy Birthday, Ali! Hope you have a fun day and great weekend!