Sunday, February 21, 2016

Pulled Pork With Coleslaw For Two

I have tried a lot of bbq pulled pork recipes but none of them come close to being as good as this recipe. It is a must try! 

Here is what you need to make this perfect Sunday dinner. :)

I also made homemade hamburger buns for this meal. It made the meal even better. Here is the link to the recipe for homemade hamburger buns


Pulled Pork

2 Pounds Pork Chops; Cut Into Long, 1-Inch Thick Strips

2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar; Divided

2 Teaspoons Smoked Paprika

1 Teaspoon Ground Chili Powder

1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin

1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

1 Teaspoon Onion Powder

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

2 Slices Raw Bacon; Chopped Fine

1 Small Onion; Chopped

1/2 Cup Ketchup 

2 Tablespoons White Distilled Vinegar

2 Tablespoons Honey

2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste

2 Teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce


2 Cups Shredded Cabbage 

1 Small Carrot; Peeled And Shredded

1 Tablespoon Chopped Onion

1/4 Cup Mayonnaise

1 Tablespoon Milk

1 Teaspoon White Distilled Vinegar

1/2 Teaspoon Sugar


Pulled Pork

Preheat oven to 300F degrees.

In a small bowl, whisk together 1 tablespoon brown sugar, paprika, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Pat pork pieces dry with a paper towel then rub with spice mixture.

In a large ovenproof Dutch oven or other large pot with a lid, cook the bacon until crisp, 4-6 minutes. Remove the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Add half of the pork to the pot and brown on both sides, roughly 3-4 minutes per side. Remove to a plate. Repeat with the remaining pork.

If there isn't a lot of grease left in the pot, add 1 tablespoon cooking oil and heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, roughly 3-5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar, honey, tomato paste, and Worcestershire sauce, scraping up any browned bits. Bring to a boil.

Return the bacon and pork to the pot and cover with a lid. Bake in the oven for 1 hours or until the pork is fork-tender. Cool for 10 minutes then shred into bite-size pieces using two forks. 

Serve on hamburger buns with coleslaw.


While the pork is baking, make the coleslaw. 

In a medium bowl, combine the cabbage, carrot, and onion. Whisk together the mayonnaise, milk, vinegar, and sugar then add to the cabbage mixture. 

Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.