Pulled Pork Barbecue

  • Serves

    makes about 5 pounds


We enjoyed this tasty barbecue while visiting a gospel convention in rural Alabama.


  • 1 bone-in pork Boston butt (about 7 lbs.)
  • 1 34 cups barbecue sauce, preferably Cattlemen's Original
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 13 cup Coca-Cola
  • 12 tsp. Tabasco sauce
  • 12 tsp. cayenne
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Hamburger buns


Step 1

Preheat oven to 300°. Wrap pork well in aluminum foil, sealing it tightly at the top. Transfer to a deep roasting pan, sealed side up, and fill pan halfway with water. Bake, refilling water halfway through, until the pork is very tender and falling away from the bone, about 8 hours.

Step 2

Unwrap pork, discarding any juices, and transfer to a sheet tray. When cool enough to handle, shred pork, discarding bone and any fat, and transfer to a large bowl. Add barbecue sauce, ketchup, Coca-Cola, Tabasco, cayenne, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well to combine.

Step 3

Discard water from roasting pan and dry out pan with a towel. Transfer pork to the pan and cover tightly with aluminum foil. Cook in oven until the pork is heated through, about 45 minutes.

Step 4

Spoon the pork barbecue onto hamburger buns and serve hot.

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