Ever since I went to Nashville, Tennessee, I have had a craving for pulled pork; I just can’t get it out of my mind. Whenever I see pulled pork on the menu I must order it. I have had some really bad tasting, dry pulled pork since that trip. So, last weekend I decided to take the pulled pork challenge on! A friend in Nashville said soda, and slow cooking was the secret to great pulled pork. So here is what I came up with.
1 boneless pork shoulder (pork butt) 4 to 5 pounds
1-teaspoon black pepper
1-teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
4 shakes Tapatio Hot Sauce
12 ounces dark soda (I had Dr. Pepper on hand)
Pre heat oven to 400 degrees
Place pork into a baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle, salt, pepper, and garlic powder over the pork, both sides. Mix together Worcestershire, hot sauce and soda together and pour over pork. Cover with foil. Place pork in oven, after an hour, turn oven down to 300 degrees and continue cooking for another 3 hours or until pork is tender and easy to pull apart with a fork.
Serve pork on soft rolls with or without your favorite barbecue sauce.