In a skillet over medium heat, lay two cheddar cheese slices out. Every year when summer begins, I start smoking a pork shoulder about 2-3 times per month. Our smoker, and a good pulled pork barbecue. Seriously, it’s a game changer! I know it sounds like a stretch, but it’s an amazing meat tenderizer. Add the wood chunks, then fill the water pan and add the garlic bulb and 1/2 onion. It's a simple recipe that can be thrown together and cooked low and slow in the oven or in the crock pot. Inject that sucker with cherry coke before hand! If you’re remotely related to my children, then you’ve already gotten all of the associated fart/butt jokes out of the way. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Moisten the pulled pork with the braising liquid from the pan before serving. Sprinkle the rub on, then use your hands to distribute it – covering the entire pork shoulder. Learn how your comment data is processed. What was that? Your family is going to love eating Cherry Cola BBQ Pulled Pork on sandwiches, with potato salad or on BBQ nachos! I also add the wood chunks at this time. My flavorful homemade BBQ rub is the perfect blend of spices to compliment the sweet soda flavor. I monitor the meat’s temperature from the beginning of the smoke to the end, so I go ahead and insert my thermometer probe at this time. Season with salt and pepper, and place in the slow cooker insert ; Add the 1 cup of cherry coke into the slow cooker bowl, cover and cook on low for … 1. pork bottom or shoulder (about 4 lbs) 1. bottle cherry coke enough to cover pork. There are so many different ways it can be served – we never get tired of it! Transfer the pork butt (fat side up) to a disposable 9x13 baking tin. Look no further than our recipe for the world’s best, creamy Smoked Mac & Cheese. Today, I want to talk about another much needed warmer weather thing the Hubs and I both sorely needed. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Pork is best cooked low and slow, so we’re going to aim to keep the smoker at 225F. Please tag @cookingwithjanica and use #cookingwithjanica on social media. We were long overdue. Rinse and pat dry roast. 2. jars sweet baby rays BBQ sauce. I like to inject the meat about every 2-3″ across the top. DIRECTIONS. We embraced that idea this weekend, and took a long weekend vacation to Washington, DC for the hubs & I. It’s an inexpensive cut of meat that cooks up perfectly in the smoker. Cook the sandwich for 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp. A good technique is to push the needle all the way in at a 45-degree angle, then back it out about 1/2 way and inject the liquid. The best way, hands down, to smoke a pork butt is by marinating it first- brining it almost. You will be so glad you did. Smoker for 4.5 hours then mist with Cherry Dr. Pepper. 1. cup brown sugar. Now prepare the pork shoulder. It’s fool proof, drama proof. Preheat your smoker to 225F. A good technique is to push the needle into the meat at a 45-degree angle, then pull it out about halfway before injected the soda. Some of the soda will likely come out of the top of the hole, so do not be worried when that happens. Every year when summer begins, I start smoking a pork … A little salt and pepper, BBQ sauce and our secret ingredient of cherry … The soda injected meat pairs perfectly with homemade bbq rub – making it the most flavorful and juicy pulled pork ever! Sprinkle on the BBQ spice rub and use your hands to make sure the entire piece of meat is covered. Liberally butter the outsides of the sourdough slices. (Some of the soda will run out of the top of the hole, this is normal). The secret to this smoked pork shoulder is Cherry Coke! Why? Use a flavor injector and inject the Pork butts with a fair amount of Cherry Dr. Pepper. Cherry Coke Pulled Pork. We’re going to use that to help make our rub stick. Easy to make and perfect for game day! The soda injected meat pairs perfectly with homemade bbq rub – making it the most flavorful and juicy pulled pork ever! I add half of a sliced onion & garlic bulb to the water pan for aromatics. Really flavorful and juicy! Your email address will not be published. While we’ll have a full post coming in the following week or two detailing all our travel tips, and must-see’s. Remove the foil, let the meat rest for 20 minutes, then use two forks to shred it. ★☆ Remove the bone and any gristle or excess fat. Begin preparing your pork shoulder by injecting it with the Cherry Coke. Monitor its temperature and cook until it reaches 160F. And because we love each and everyone of y’all so much, instead of drawing this out into two posts- we’re giving you two recipes in one with this Cherry Coke Smoked Pulled Pork Barbecue Grilled Cheese. Hands down the BEST pulled pork I’ve ever made. It will make for a beautiful Easter. … Fill a meat injector with cherry coke. Place pork butts in smoker fatty side up. These Cherry Coke Smoked Pulled Pork Barbecue Grilled Cheese are the ultimate way to celebrate Spring & Summer, and the perfect way to introduce your smoker to a new season. Inject it into the pork butt/shoulder about every 2", refilling as necessary. Learn how your comment data is processed. 9 years ago? Place the pork on smoker rack or grate, ideally right in the middle of your smoker. Remove it from the smoker and allow it to rest for 20 minutes before shredding with a fork. Posted by: Jessica Pinney / Grilling & Smoking, Pork. I like to use, Sweet & Spicy Coffee Rubbed Smoked Chicken, Theme by Once Coupled & Melissa Rose Design, Wine Gummy Bears Recipe (Red, White, & Rosé), Yogurt Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats Recipe. Sauer's barbecue sauce, or other vinegar based sauce of your choosing. Pork shoulder infused with Cherry Coke and covered in a BBQ rub then smoked low and slow to make flavorful and moist pulled pork. You either want to throw that bad boy in the slow cooker, or you want to smoke that sucker. Preheat the smoker to 225-230 degrees. This particular pork shoulder recipe comes out super juicy because you inject the meat with Cherry Coke. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Serve with the Cherry … Since we’ve been smokin’ meat, we’ve learned a thing or two. Remove your smoked pork butt from the smoker and allow to rest for at least 30 minutes before shredding. (Again, every pork shoulder cooks differently, but this will likely take 5-6 hours after you wrapped it.). Pour more cherry coke all over the top and wrap with foil. Using two spatulas, carefully flip the sandwich and continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is melted. I generally just use water, though some people like to use beer or apple juice. This will help the rub stick. Insert a meat probe deep into the center of the meat, and smoke at 225 degrees Fahrenheit until it reads 200-205 degrees. Using our hands, rub the outside of the meat liberally with the dry rub covering as best as possible. Looking for something yummy to serve this sandwich with? This Cherry Coke Smoked Pulled Pork Barbecue Grilled Cheese is where it’s at- for lunch, for dinner, for anything! After cooking low and slow all day, the pork … Take out at 160F and place in a disposable pan. That’s when the tissues have really disintegrated and the meat is incredibly tender, falling right off the bone. Remove the meat from the smoker, and let it rest undisturbed on a counter top for an hour. We want it saucy, but not dripping. For example, you’re trying to work with a pork butt and you want incredibly tender meat that more accurately falls apart than is pulled? Rate this recipe Every pork shoulder cooks differently, so I can’t say how long exactly it will take, but generally 5 – 6 hours. Place the pork shoulder fat side down on your smoker’s middle rack. Add liquid smoke and pour in Coca-Cola until it reaches nearly the top of the roast (or covers it depending on the cut of meat). Season with garlic, onion, black pepper and cayenne pepper. This Cherry Cola pulled pork is one of my favorite Summertime recipes! Because that would require planning ahead, which isn’t one of my strong suits- in the kitchen or out. There’s nothing quite like a freshly smoked pork butt. Pork shoulder is technically cooked through at 190F. While I preheat the smoker, I like to fill my water pan. Instructions. – You’ll need a thermometer to monitor the meat’s temperature. We haven’t done that since our honeymoon. This Cherry Coke Smoked Pulled Pork Barbecue Grilled Cheese wouldn’t be the delicacy it is, if not for the cherry coke infused, slowly smoked pulled pork. Use a set of claws, or two forks, to pull the meat apart, working in sections, removing any clumps of fat as you go. Last weeks snowstorm pushed the predicted date out from this weekend to next weekend. This smoke was done on a Yoder YS640 wood fired pellet smoker.