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Jun 13, 2007 10:43 AM

Pulled pork (BBQ) - can you make this w/o a grill or smoker?

I bought a 2lb hunk of pork shoulder/butt something roast - a cut I haven't worked with, because my d.h. asked for pulled pork. Grabbed a BBQ Bon Appetite and then it hit me - I don't have a way to grill or smoke this meat. Can it be done in the oven? Even if it won't bring the same bbq/smokey results, will it be any good? Or should I change courses altogether and do a braise - maybe some latin flavors (ala onion, garlic, vinegar)?

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  1. I once made it in my slow cooker and it turned out amazing. I think the next time I'll do a couple hours in my BBQ with wood chips and finish it in the slow cooker.

    I had a 8 lb shoulder last time and left it overnight.
    Good luck !

    1. Tyler Florence has an oven recipe on the Food Network. Just search pulled pork.

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      1. re: bolivarez

        The Tyler Florence recipe is absolutely fabulous. Here it is:

        For what it is worth, I serve it with a balsamic vinagrette covered cole slaw, which I prefer to the traditional creamy kind. There is a great recipe for one in How To Cook Everything.

      2. I like to make pulled pork in a crockput. Add the meat with a bottle of BBQ sauce and some water or beer. Cook on low for 8 hours, start pulling the meat apart, and then cook another 2.

        1. Yes, you can do it...this recipe is greatly praised at finerkitchens and it is delicious:

          1. Slow roasted pork in the oven is great and comes out similar in texture to a grill smoked pork roast but without the same flavor. Your two pound roast is kind of small but google the recipe for "napa style forever roasted pork." And make sure to make the fennel/coriander/sea salt rub that goes with it. It is delicious and makes the entire house smell wonderful. Just make sure to adjust the cooking time for your smaller roast.