Oh my oh my. Sin in a 5 1/2 lb butt. Simply amazing!
In the smoker:
Out of the cooler and ready to be pulled:
Tore into it and it just fell to pieces:
Added some pan juices:
I made a challah loaf in the breadmaker today just for this occasion:
Plated up with cooked red cabbage and some extra pork on the side with my homemade BBQ sauce:
Yes, it was a bit surreal. I'd had pulled pork once many years ago and it was grainy, tough, and just plain nasty. This was just beautiful.
The butt was just shy of 5 1/2 lbs. I gave it a rub daown last night and then put it in the smoker at 8:30 am. It hit 200F at around 4:45pm and I took it out, foiled it, and left it in the cooler wrapped in a towel for about an hour while I prepared the cabbage and sauce. The bread was made earlier and kept warm in the breadmaker until serving. I basted with apple juice (til I ran out) and orangeade (the only thing I had on hand).
This was a huge hit. My grandmother wouldn't let my mother take her plate away! She wanted every last scrap and dripping, lol.
Thanks for looking!