Friday, April 24, 2015

Brown Sugar Pulled Pork

Isn't friendship amazing? I know, what you're thinking, what does a pulled pork recipe have to do with friendship, but seeing as this blog is also my diary, sometimes I just have to get a little personal with you guys. I'm going to take you on a long journey, in a short amount of time. I have talked about Andrew and I's wedding planners, from Konsider it Done, before. But they are anything but just wedding planners to us. I have known Kris since our wild and crazy college days, singing and dancing at a local piano bar. Kris, well she was a bit of a nomad, and moved plenty of times throughout the years, and when she made her trek back to AZ after a stint in LA and Texas, she was looking for a place to live. I just happened to be going back to school after college and living in my parent's basement (trust me, it was much cooler than it sounds). My parents gracefully let her move in with us, where we shared many laughs, and coincidentally enough, that is when I started this here blog. Fast forward a bit, and Kris and I moved out of the basement and into a townhouse with Kris' little sister that I bought in Phoenix. Us 3 girls, just living life, cooking together, watching The Bachelor marathons together, and living paycheck to paycheck. Life was good. Or so we thought. Fast forward a bit more, and now Kris is married to her husband and business partner, Tyler. Kris' little sister and I are both engaged and life is even better than any of us could have imagined. These days we are replacing our dinners in the basement with hosting dinners at each other's houses, sharing life and wedding tips, recipes, and a whole lot of laughs. Like I said. Isn't friendship amazing? And so it this pulled pork. But I don't need to tell you a long run on story about that, because it's just a fact. For an added kick, try serving this pork on a pretzel bun with some of this blackberry honey mustard.

Brown Sugar Pulled Pork

  • 3 lb. pork shoulder 
  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. liquid smoke
  • 1/2 cup bbq sauce
  • 6 oz. light beer
Mix together the sugar, mustard, chili powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Rub all over the pork and then place it into a crockpot. Pour the liquid smoke, bbq sauce, and beer over the seasoned pork. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.

The pork should easily shred with a fork, or take the easy way out and transfer the meat to a stand mixer on low. You can thank me later.

1 comment:

  1. That's so nice that you've kept your friendship going strong all these years! And this sandwich is mouth watering!!!



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