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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Rhubarb BBQ Sauce #fantasticalfoodfight



It’s Fantastical Food Fight time and I very nearly didn’t participate this month.

Sarah from A Fantastical Sharing of Recipes chose a wonderful food fight ingredient: rhubarb. 



But…ummm…it’s February.  And it snowed 6 ½ inches over the weekend…on top of the 3 foot drift that was already residing on top of my rhubarb plant.

Yeah...


Spring doesn’t actually arrive until May where I live and rhubarb isn’t ready for harvest until the end of June (if I’m lucky) or July (if it’s a late spring).

Luckily for me, rhubarb is ridiculously hearty and comes back each year despite months of sub-zero temperatures and when it does, it grows voraciously and I have to hack it back several times a summer.  I usually end up giving a lot of rhubarb away plus I freeze quite a bit, just in case.

Thank goodness for that!

I had 2 bags of rhubarb hanging out in my freezer, so I was able to participate after all!

But what to make?  Rhubarb is kind of a one hit wonder in my house.  I make a mean Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie (and occasionally rhubarb muffins, but I’m the only one who eats them, so I can’t justify if often) but not much else.

Then I remembered a Rhubarb BBQ sauce I made a few years ago.

I wondered if I could adapt it and make a homemade BBQ pork in the crock pot?

And yes, yes I could!

Even the kids enjoyed the recipe! 

So what exactly does rhubarb bring to the BBQ party?  It adds depth.  Rhubarb is very tart (and BBQ is very not) so while you can’t actually taste the rhubarb, the tartness adds another layer to those amazing flavors that are built up through the cooking process.

I served this BBQ Pork as a stuffed baked potato topping and it was amazing!



Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Rhubarb BBQ Sauce

2 lb pork roast
1 cup chopped red rhubarb
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1 cup ketchup
2/3 cup brown sugar
½ cup molasses
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon stone ground mustard
½ teaspoon salt

Mix together everything except the pork in the bottom of a slow cooker.  Place the pork on top.

Cook on low for 8 hours on low.  Remove the pork, shred, and return to slow cooker.  Stir to mix the shredded pork into the sauce and cook for another 30 minutes before serving.








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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Rhubarb BBQ Sauce
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Rhubarb BBQ Sauce #fantasticalfoodfight #slowcooker #crockpot #rhubarb #pork
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds pork roast
  • 1 cup red rhubarb, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic, minced
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons worchestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons stone ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Instructions
Mix together everything except the pork in the bottom of a slow cooker. Place the pork on top. Cook on low for 8 hours on low. Remove the pork, shred, and return to slow cooker. Stir to mix the shredded pork into the sauce and cook for another 30 minutes before serving.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8 servings

13 comments:

  1. I can so imagine how this would taste. The rhubarb becomes the vinegar in the BBQ sauce. Cannot wait to give it a try.

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  2. Totally jealous of your rhubarb plant! I couldn't find any fresh or frozen rhubarb. And we drank all of the liqueur I had made last season. Whoops.

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  3. I'm jealous of your frozen rhubarb...I'm stuck using strawberry rhubarb jam in my recipes for the time being. Love, love, love that you piled this pork on top of a potato! Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck - Colleen

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  4. How lucky are you that you had some in your freezer! I'm that way with cranberries. I always hoard them in November so I'm always prepared when I have a cranberry emergency. Your pork looks delicious!!

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  5. I sort of gave up on BBQ sauce due to the unrelenting sweetness involved - but I can see how rhubarb would cut right through that cloying sweetness! It sounds delicious!

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  6. Rhubarb BBQ sauce sounds so good!

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  7. I am pinning this for rhubarb season!!! I love pork recipes and love rhubarb!

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  8. Love rhubarb, and this is such an awesome way to use it. I used up my freezer stash, so will have to wait a bit to give this one a try.

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  9. I love the idea of rhubarb in there, must add a nice flavor. Yum!

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  10. I wish I could have participated but rhubarb didn't reach my neighborhood until this week! This looks delish!!

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  11. I definitely have to find me some rhubarb!! This pork and sauce looks fabulous.

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  12. This sounds delicious and what a creative sauce! It looks fabulous!

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