Make it Paleo – Pulled Pork Barbecue

YUM!  Well, that sums up this post!  Flipping through Make it Paleo gave me the inspiration to try foods that I never eat and that looked complicated like pulled pork and homemade barbecue sauce.  I can’t get over the ease of every recipe in this book.  The recipes are simple, the ingredients are simple, but you end up with great food!  Great food accompanied with pretty photography.

I have never made pulled pork in my life.  I’ve eaten it maybe twice??  I remember eating it at a restaurant and at a Christmas party.  The pulled pork at the Christmas party was made by my cousin’s cousin, Ryan.  If a guy who is not known for his cooking skills can make it, surely I can make it too!  Seriously, no one in my family makes this stuff.  After making it Victoria Day weekend, I’m left wondering what is wrong with my family!  This recipe is amazing!

Now on to the best part…

Makeit Paleo – Pulled Pork Barbecue Recipe

*From page 150

  • 3 pounds of “Boston Butt” pork shoulder (I think I bought 2 pounds)
  • 1 fist of garlic, peeled
  • 3 cups chicken broth *I did 2 cups of low sodium store bought chicken broth, and 1 cup of water
  • Barbecue sauce *Recipe below

Instructions

  1. Rinse the pork and dry the water off.
  2. Using a knife, cut diagonal lines throughout the pork shoulder.
  3. Put garlic in the cuts.  *I took my already minced garlic and rubbed it all over the pork.
  4. Place the pork in the crock pot and cover with chicken broth.
  5. Cook for 8 hours on low.  *1 hour on high = 2 hours on low, I did 1 hour on high, 6 hours on low.
  6. Start making your barbecue sauce when you have 1 hour left of cooking.
  7. After the pork is finished cooking, take it out of the broth, and let it cool.  Discard all the fat and veins.
  8. Shred the pork by pulling the meat apart with two forks.
  9. Mix all the pulled pork with the barbecue sauce.
  10. *I suggest leaving the pork to sit in the sauce at least an hour on low heat.  The pork soaks up the flavour!
  11. Eat!

Make it Paleo – Barbecue Sauce Recipe

*From page 306

  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil *I used extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp chipotle seasoning *I didn’t have this spice
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ¼ cup of chicken broth *I used 1 cup of salted reduced store bought chicken broth and ¼ cup of water
  • Juice of 1.5 limes *I used 3 tbsp of bottled lime juice
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup ~ optional *I didn’t use
  • 6 oz can of tomato paste ~ no salt *I used 1 cup of ground tomatoes

Instructions

  1. On medium heat, sauté the garlic, shallots using the cooking fat, until soft and translucent.
  2. Add mustard, smoked paprika, chipotle, cumin, and salt.  Continue to sauté for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the chicken broth, lime juice, maple syrup, and tomato paste.
  4. Whisk all the ingredients together until smooth.
  5. Bring the sauce to a light boil and reduce to simmer, and slightly cover with a lid.
  6. Simmer for 45 minutes, and let cool.  *Instead, I kept the sauce on med-high, and continued to boil without the lid on.  My sauce was very thick within 15-20 minutes.

Make it Paleo – Pulled Pork Barbecue

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds of “Boston Butt” pork shoulder (I think I bought 2 pounds)
  • 1 fist of garlic, peeled
  • 3 cups chicken broth *I did 2 cups of low sodium store bought chicken broth, and 1 cup of water
  • Make it Paleo - Barbecue Sauce Recipe
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil *I used extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp chipotle seasoning *I didn’t have this spice
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ¼ cup of chicken broth *I used 1 cup of salted reduced store bought chicken broth and ¼ cup of water
  • Juice of 1.5 limes *I used 3 tbsp of bottled lime juice
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup ~ optional *I didn’t use
  • 6 oz can of tomato paste ~ no salt *I used 1 cup of ground tomatoes
  • .

Instructions

  1. Rinse the pork and dry the water off.
  2. Using a knife, cut diagonal lines throughout the pork shoulder.
  3. Put garlic in the cuts. *I took my already minced garlic and rubbed it all over the pork.
  4. Place the pork in the crock pot and cover with chicken broth.
  5. Cook for 8 hours on low. *1 hour on high = 2 hours on low, I did 1 hour on high, 6 hours on low.
  6. Start making your barbecue sauce when you have 1 hour left of cooking.
  7. After the pork is finished cooking, take it out of the broth, and let it cool. Discard all the fat and veins.
  8. Shred the pork by pulling the meat apart with two forks.
  9. Mix all the pulled pork with the barbecue sauce.
  10. *I suggest leaving the pork to sit in the sauce at least an hour on low heat. The pork soaks up the flavour!
  11. Eat!
  12. Make it Paleo - Barbecue Sauce Instructions
  13. On medium heat, sauté the garlic, shallots using the cooking fat, until soft and translucent.
  14. Add mustard, smoked paprika, chipotle, cumin, and salt. Continue to sauté for about 30 seconds.
  15. Add the chicken broth, lime juice, maple syrup, and tomato paste.
  16. Whisk all the ingredients together until smooth.
  17. Bring the sauce to a light boil and reduce to simmer, and slightly cover with a lid.
  18. Simmer for 45 minutes, and let cool. *Instead, I kept the sauce on med-high, and continued to boil without the lid on. My sauce was very thick within 15-20 minutes.

Notes

Author: Make it Paleo - Adapted Version by Carol Lovett

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How to Make Paleo Pulled Pork By the Authors of Make it Paleo

 

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Enjoy,

Carol

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Comments

  1. says

    Hi, Carol! I'm popping over from Kristina's post…loved your bars :) I made pulled pork for the first time last week, too. I don't know why I waited so long…we were fighting over the leftovers! I'll have to try your recipe next :)

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