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Nino's Barbecued Pork
Man oh man, is this dish delish!! You can easily call this pulled pork or braised barbecue pork but whatever you call it, MAKE IT...You'll be glad you did! In my opinion, Sweet Baby Ray's barbecue sauce makes this recipe but feel free to substitute any other sauce you prefer.
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- 2 lb. Pork Butt Boneless, cubed 1"
- 1 cup Vidalia Onion, peeled, small diced
- 2 Tbsp. Garlic Cloves, finely chopped
- 1 tsp. Jalapeno, finely chopped
- 2 tsp. Vegetable Oil
- 1 1⁄2 cups Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce
- 1⁄2 cup Water
- 1⁄2 Tbsp. Black Pepper, ground
- 1⁄4 cup Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce
- 1⁄2 tsp. Reese's Hickory Flavored Liquid Smoke
- Pre-heat vegetable oil in pan.
- Sear cubed pork, browning well on all sides. Remove browned pork.
- After all of the pork has been browned, add onions, garlic and jalapenos with more oil if necessary and saute briefly. Add to pork mixture.
- Add 1 1/2 cups Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce and water (or Bourbon if you choose) to pork and onion mixture.
- Season with black pepper and stir to incorporate all ingredients.
- Place in baking dish, cover well and braise for 2 hours in a 300 degree oven or until pork cubes are tender and shred with a fork.
- Once pork is cooked and tender, remove from the oven; allow to cool for 30 minutes.
- Add Reese's Hickory Liquid Smoke to mixture and the additional 1/4 cup of barbecue sauce to the cooked pork mixture.
- Smash pork and sauce together until shredded with a few broken chunks of pork remaining.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.
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