Blackberry Bourbon Pulled Pork

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Blackberry Bourbon Pulled Pork
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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
982
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
56g
86%
Sugar
39g
N/A
Saturated Fat
19g
97%
Cholesterol
217mg
72%
Protein
54g
100%
Carbs
51g
17%
Vitamin A
16µg
2%
Vitamin B12
2µg
38%
Vitamin B6
1mg
59%
Vitamin C
6mg
10%
Vitamin D
5µg
1%
Vitamin E
0.7mg
3.6%
Vitamin K
59µg
74%
Calcium
141mg
14%
Fiber
2g
6%
Folate (food)
29µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
29µg
7%
Iron
6mg
34%
Magnesium
76mg
19%
Monounsaturated
25g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
12mg
60%
Phosphorus
579mg
83%
Polyunsaturated
6g
N/A
Potassium
1041mg
30%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.9mg
52.2%
Sodium
216mg
9%
Sugars, added
39g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
2mg
100%
Zinc
9mg
57%

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