Mean Chef's Pulled Pork

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Another favorite from recipiezaar: This is a lot of work but it yields the best pulled pork I've ever tasted!

Preparation time: 1 day
Cooking time: 7-8 hours

Serves: 8-10


1 whole pork butt

Pork rub
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup paprika
1/4 cup turbinado sugar
2 tablespoons salt
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1 teaspoon cayenne

Molasses Barbecue Sauce
6 cups chicken stock
2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup chopped plum tomatoes
6 tablespoons shallots, minced
4 tablespoons pitted dates, minced
2 tablespoon garlic, minced


For rub: mix all ingredients in a bowl.

For sauce: Combine in nonreactive saucepan, bring to boil and simmer until it reduces to 1 1/2 cups. It will not be very thick. This step will take a few hours.

For pork: Rub pork with rub.
Place in Plastic bag and refrigerate overnight.
Take out pork and re-rub.
Let sit at room temperature for 2 hours.
Roast on rack uncovered in oven at 250-275 degrees until falling apart tender.
It will take 7-8 hours, the internal temperature of the pork when done should be between 195 and 200 degrees.
Pull pork into pieces, toss with sauce.
Serve with extra sauce


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