Mean Chef’s Pulled Pork

Preparation time: 1 day Cooking time: 7-8 hours Serves: 8-10


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


  • 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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