Pulled Pork BBQ

Root Beer BBQ

Vinegar BBQ

Recipe and reaction after the cut.A decent root beer BBQ recipe here:

3/4 lbs pork ribs

Diced onions

Diced Green Peppers

8oz IBC Root Beer

Light Brown Sugar

White vinegar

Bottle of preferred BBQ Sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey Chipotle)

-Pat brown sugar onto pork ribs to cover

-Place ribs in slow cooker, along with green peppers and onions

-Pour dash of vinegar and root beer to cover pork

-Cook for 6-8 hours or until meat shreds easily, adding a few ounces of BBQ sauce 2 hours before finishing

-Drain and shred pork with a knife or fork and serve

First of all, let me just say that I love crock pots/slow cookers.  It’s a simple, easy way to make incredibly tender meat and cook all kinds of soups, chilis and such.  Anyway, as for the BBQ: I know this will come as a shock given the ingredients, but this BBQ was very sweet.  Really I thought it was too sweet.  Sure it was moist and fell apart just by touching it with the fork, but between the root beer and the brown sugar it was just overwhelming.  To be fair, I think if I had eaten it with more BBQ it probably would have cut the sugar, but standing on its own, I don’t think I’ll be trying this recipe again.

The vinegar BBQ recipe was an improvised one:

3/4lbs pork ribs

1 sweet yellow onion

Diced green peppers

White vinegar

Maple syrup

Preferred BBQ sauce

Salt

Paprika

Malt vinegar

Hot sauce

Water

-Pat pork with salt and paprika

-Place two slices of onion in the slow cooker, add one piece of pork, then two more slices, then the rest of the pork

-Pour in vinegar to cover half the pork, fill the rest with water

-Add a dash of Maple Syrup, a large dose of malt vinegar, diced onions and peppers, and a small amount of your preferred hot sauce

-Cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat shreds easily, adding a few ounces of BBQ sauce around 2 hours before finishing

-Drain and shred pork with knife or fork and serve

Now this BBQ was just about perfect.  It was just as tender and moist as the root beer BBQ, and the vinegar gave it just the right amount of kick without being overpowered.  It tasted just like authentic Carolina BBQ.  Since I love spicy food, I added some really intense hot sauce, which ended up adding a nice spicy aftertaste without ruining the tangy vinegar BBQ taste.  Add some cole slaw, serve on kaiser rolls with baked beans and you have the perfect southern BBQ meal.

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