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Pulled Pork with BBQ Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 5 lb pork shoulder
  • 2 thinly sliced yellow onions
  • 6 garlic cloves sliced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp chili powder or cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup kosher salt
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup vinegar

Directions:

  1. Add the onions, garlic and chicken broth to the slow cooker
  2. Combine all of the spices into a small bowl
  3. Take about 1/4 cup of the rub and thoroughly coat the meat, get into every crevice!  Use more or less as needed
  4. Now, put the meat in the slow cooker and put on low for 9 hours
  5. After it has completed cooking remove the meat from the slow cooker
  6. Drain the veggies and set the liquid aside and allow to cool
  7. Using two forks, shred the pork and return to the slow cooker with the onion and garlic
  8. Cover with 1/4 cup of the remaining liquid
  9. Now, to make the BBQ sauce
  10. Melt the butter in a pan and cook until it is brown, but not burnt
  11.  Add the left over meat juice and 1/2 cup of spice and cook until it has reduced by a third (about 20 minutes)
  12. Remove from the heat, stir in the vinegar and season as needed
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Leftover BBQ Pork Pizza

So check it out.  This is kind of a general direction recipe.  I LOVE repurposing leftovers.  In this case, I had made Sweet and Spicy Ribs from Bon Appetit magazine and was left with about 8 ribs.  But you could do this with any kind of leftover bbq meats!  This is not a precise recipe, so bear with me.  Just wanted to share an awesome meal!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup shredded rib meat (I grilled up some ribs, but you could use pulled pork, pulled chicken, brisket... whatever!)
  • 1 cup cooked veggies (again, utilized my leftovers from dinner, I grilled up some zucchini, onion, and asparagus)
  • 1/2 cup bbq sauce (if you use the bon appetit recipe, use that bbq sauce, it's amazing!)
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro
  • 1 bag of Trader Joe's pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees
  2. Follow the directions on the pizza bag to let the dough rest and then roll it out to either a large circle or a rectangle
  3. Take half of the bbq sauce and use a spoon to spread it over the crust
  4. Evenly spread out the meat and veggies on the crust
  5. Sprinkle the cheese over the toppings
  6. Cover with the rest of the bbq sauce and cilantro
  7. Bake until the crust turns golden brown(about 20 minutes)
  8. Enjoy!
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