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Barbecue BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

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Barbecue BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Barbecue BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Prep Time: 30 minutes - 1 hour | Cook Time: 3 hours | Serves: 8
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There isn't anything else I love better than a good pulled pork BBQ sandwich made by someone who knows what they're doing. Ever since Big City BBQ opened up by my work I have been obsessed with doing it myself.

The problem is, I live in a bad part of town. Any sort of specialty smoker or gas grill would get stolen in no time, so all of my BBQ endeavors are handicapped by the fact that all I can have on my porch is a $49 cheap walkabout grill that nobody would want to steal. This is a problem because if you know real BBQ, it's all about doing it slowly. Charcoal grills burn out in about three hours, and this is not enough time to fully cook BBQ properly. It is, however, enough time to smoke meat well, and so, through many trials, tribulations and misfires (seriously, I've been working on this technique for like a year) I have finally discovered the way to heavenly (reproduceable) results. I will document them for you here, in case you are interested in doing it yourself. I know I wish someone would have done this for me.

Authentic Pulled Pork Barbecue
You're going to need:

About 5lb of cheap bone-in pork roast: butt or shoulder (whichever is cheaper)
Wood chips
BBQ buns
BBQ marinade
BBQ spice rub
BBQ sauce (optional)

Let me talk about these ingredients a bit. Tough, otherwise bottom choice meat is perfect for BBQ. The slow cooking process breaks it down and makes it nice and tender. The cut in this thread is a butt. It cost about $6. Crazy, ain't it?

In regards to the rest: I like match-light charcoal. It's just easier to start and it ensures an even burn. I like apple wood. It has the best smoke flavor I've tried and doesn't taste gimmicky like mesquite does to me. BBQ buns must be big, and have sesame seeds. Just because, OK?

Sauces, marinades and rubs can be made at home with your own ingredients with a little research and time. Otherwise, pick to suit your preference, but I can highly recommend Stubbs. I'm so in love with Stubbs I don't even bother making my own stuff right now - although I am planning on doing so in the future. This recipe uses Stubbs pork marinade, Stubbs BBQ Spice Rub and Stubbs Spicy BBQ sauce to finish things off.

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