Rum and coke pulled pork

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PREP TIME

30 min

TOTAL TIME

8 hrs 55 min

Serves

6

Rum and coke pulled pork

Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Inspired by the ubiquitous mixed drink, this slow cooker dish is sweet, spicy and perfectly sandwich-worthy.


Ingredients

  • 1.25 kg bone-in pork shoulder , excess fat trimmed from blade roast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 2 celery stalks , chopped
  • 2 carrots , chopped
  • 1 large onion , chopped
  • 2 - 3 jalapeños , chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 cup gold rum
  • 2 cups cola
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  • PAT meat dry with paper towels, then sprinkle with salt. Season with fresh pepper. Heat a large pot over medium. Add oil, then meat. Brown on all sides, about to 3 min per side. Transfer to slow cooker insert.
  • ADD celery, carrots, onion, jalapenos and garlic to pan. Cook, stirring often, until brown, about 6 to 8 min. Stir in allspice, 1 min. Add rum. Using a wooden spoon, scrape up any brown bits from pot bottom and cook, 1 min. Scrape mixture into slow cooker. Add cola, broth, bay leaves and thyme. Cover and cook on low until meat is very tender, 8 hours. Remove pork to a cutting board.
  • STRAIN sauce into a large frying pan. Discard vegetables and any fat from sauce. Boil liquid, stirring often, until reduced to 3/4 cup, 20 to 25 min. Stir in vinegar. Using 2 forks, shred meat. Combine with sauce. Serve this pulled pork recipe over rice or on buns.

 

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Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 332,
  • Protein
  • 28 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8 g,
  • Fat
  • 20 g,
  • Sodium
  • 439 mg.
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