Blackberry Bourbon Pulled Pork

Blackberry Bourbon Pulled Pork
Staff Writer
www.biteandbooze.com

This award-winning recipe for pulled pork combines Bourbon whiskey with the tart flavor of blackberries. Don't have a smoker? That's ok, because this recipe offers the option of slow cooking the pork in the oven, as well. 

10
Servings
195
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • One 8 to 10-pound pork shoulder
  • 1 Cup Bourbon whiskey
  • 1 Cup blackberry jam
  • 1/3 Cup honey
  • 2 Tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 1 Cup Cajun seasoning, preferably Slap Ya Mama
  • 1 Cup dark brown sugar

Directions

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the honey, blackberry jam, bourbon, and black pepper.

Inject the mixture into the pork on all sides, getting it around the bone and throughout the meat. Alternative, rub the pork in the mixture generously and let marinate overnight. 

Combine the brown sugar and Cajun seasoning in a bowl and blend. Rub the outside of the pork shoulder with the mixture, making sure to coat all of the sides liberally with the rub. Allow the shoulder to rest for a couple hours.

Preheat an outdoor smoker to 225-240 degrees and add Louisiana pecan wood chips. Smoke the pork shoulder over Louisiana pecan wood for up to 12 hours.  

Alternatively, preheat the oven to 275 degrees and place the pork in a Dutch oven. Slow cook the pork for around 6 to 8 hours.  Add a couple drops of pecan flavored liquid smoke to the pork if you want the smoke flavor.

Allow the pork to cool until it is comfortable enough to handle.  Using forks, tongs, or your hands, shred the pork apart.  Eat it on its own or serve on buns as pulled pork sandwiches.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
11%
Sugar
12g
13%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
31mg
10%
Carbohydrate, by difference
18g
14%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
86µg
12%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
101mg
10%
Choline, total
13mg
3%
Folate, total
31µg
8%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
19mg
6%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
133mg
19%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
10µg
18%
Sodium, Na
276mg
18%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
51g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Blackberry Shopping Tip

Sharon Tyler Herbst of The Food Lover's Companion says to “look for plump, deep-colored berries sans hull.”

Blackberry Cooking Tip

Blackberries are best kept in a single layer in the refrigerator and should be used within 1-2 days of purchase.