Drunk Porky (recipe of the year #1)

So after a friend advised that I not share my secret egg roll recipe with the general public (especially since I’m hard at work getting it into a state fair near you), I decided to use a 6th recipe emailed in and cook that for my first “Recipe of the Year”.  Typically, 4+ hours isn’t a good cook time but since this is a slow-cooker/crock pot recipe and can literally just be left to cook, the four hour time is actually reduced to 15 minutes of total prep time, which is excellent.  This was a surprisingly easy recipe to make and it ended up being the most tender pork I’ve ever tasted in my life…by a landslide.

Without further ado, here is the recipe for “Drunk Porky”.

INGREDIENT LIST:

2 TBSP smoked paprika

2 cups whiskey or scotch

2 tablespoons garlic powder

3 cups chicken stock

2 tablespoons onion powder

18 ounces bottle barbecue sauce (use your favorite)

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

4 tablespoons salt

1 cup brown sugar

2 tablespoons ground coffee

4 tablespoons molasses

4 pounds pork butt, cut into 3 pieces of equal size

8 6-inch buns

6 tablespoons vegetable oil, or canola oil (for searing the pork)

1/2 chopped onion (can leave out if you’re picky)

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • 1 In a small bowl, combine the smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, salt, and coffee to make a spice rub for the pork.Generously rub the spices over the 3 pieces of pork.
  • 2
    In an 8-quart sauce pot, heat 6 tablespoons of vegetable oil on high until the oil begins to shimmer. Sear each piece of pork, just until brown, on all four sides. Transfer the pork to the crock pot.3
  • 3
    Discard the excess oil in the saucepan, but leave behind any remnants of the meat.
  • 4
    In a medium bowl, combine the liquor, chicken stock, barbecue sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, and molasses. Whisk well.
  • 5 When the pot is no longer hot, add the sauce mixture to the pot. Cook on medium heat, and bring the sauce to a boil.
  • 6Pour the sauce over the pork (in the crock pot), and cook on low for 4 hours. Turn off the pot and let the pork rest in the sauce for 15 minutes.
  • 7
    Once the pork is done, place it on a cutting board or in a walled container (with a little juice) and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  • 8
    With two forks, pull the meat apart until it’s all shredded. Add the pork back into the sauce, and let simmer for 10 minutes. Top with BBQ sauce and serve on your favorite bread. Hamburger rolls are great too.

    This was an incredible sandwich and is great for the entire family.  The alcohol cooks out and evaporates so parents don’t need to worry about kids getting all wasted on scotch and getting into living room brawls or anything.

    FINAL RATING

  • Sean:  Thumbs up.
  • Olivia: Thumbs up.

    PREP TIME (including clean up)

  • Excellent @ 21 min.

    EXPENSE

  • Excellent ($15 including chips and some veggies..assuming spices are already owned..otherwise $27)
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