If you are wondering why this post is lacking in my customary plethora of photos (sorry its my weakness, I can’t just post a couple photos – I just love food and photography too much – sorry if you hate it, thank you if you love it!), I am minutes away from walking out the door to our week long Mexican cruise and will just be getting back by the time you get this post (thank you auto scheduler). But I had to post this Best BBQ Pulled Pork recipe before I leave so you can sink your teeth into the sweet BBQ tender pork sooner rather than later. Its that good.
Patrick ‘s 50 minute work commutes has its perks (he is such a champ, never complains). He works within 10 minutes of his parent’s home which means special days like when he brought home the best BBQ pork I had ever devoured – made by his mom, spruced up by his dad. Patrick was telling me how “perfect” the pork was on his drive home and even though Patrick never exaggerates when it comes to food – he is my very honest food critic – I still couldn’t imagine just how good it was until I ate it for myself. No bun, no sandwich, no distractions, just straight up pork, because it was straight up ah-mazing. After I had devoured every last bite of BBQ pork, I knew I had to make it again – soon. Very soon. (and that’s when I made these adorable Easy, Cheesy, BBQ Pork Sliders with Bacon Broccoli Slaw – click HERE for recipe)
I based my BBQ pork after my mother-in-laws version of slow cooking the pork in Cherry Coke with a splash of orange zest and liquid smoke. I added seasonings including ground ginger, smoked paprika and red pepper flakes and finished it off with green chilies. Once the pork is fall apart tender, you smother it with your favorite barbecue sauce for multi-dimensional flavorful pork that is so easy you can satisfy your cravings any day of the week. Or every day of the week.
I suggest you start tomorrow.
Carlsbad Cravings original inspired by my mother-in-law, Marcia
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