Whats the best way to bbq sauce up pulled pork?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by pandemonium, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    do you just mix it up with your favorite kind or is there a homeade one on here that people prefer?
  2. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Lay it out for your guests to use if they want. I find that if I've done a quality smoke and use a little finishing sauce I don't use any sauce at all.
  3. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Personally I never add BBQ sauce to my pp.
    Just shred up the meat, add back some of the juices from the resting, a few squirts of finishing sauce and on a bun with some homemade slaw and it is perfect.
    Although-If I did use BBQ sauce on them and whenever I use it on other things I use Curley's BBQ sauce.
  4. blackened

    blackened Meat Mopper

  5. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    yea i made the finishing sauce last night although i didn't heat up the vinegar maybe i need to redo it?
  6. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yes, that's what breaks down the sugar.

    Good luck
  7. shawnr5

    shawnr5 Smoke Blower

    The finishing sauce does a great job of enhancing the flavor of the pork. Try making some of the Carolina Mustard Sauce for your guests, as an option to your usual sauces.
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I never put bbq sauce but I do serve it on the side our kids love my sauce and I just make it up as I go. It's never the same twice I just look what I have in the refrig and mix it up. As far as pp I like to add a vinagar finishing sauce to my meat and thats the way we roll.
  9. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I use the brasing liquids in the foil for the finish sauce...no Bbq sauce req'd for a decent PP. Good Q will speak for itself, but some folks can't seem to get away from the sauce, so I just have it available for on the side.

  10. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Right on Eric. Natural is good. A good 3 cups of beff aujus and some thinly sliced onions and what ever else for spices below the meat in a drip pan
    freeze the aujus and remove the grease, and add back to the pulled product whether beef or pork.
  11. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    As mentioned above with others, I never use a sauce. I let the fat and the gel from the drippings separate. Add the gel to the pork and make a gravy out of the fat. The gravy usually gets added to the pork on a sandwich.
  12. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    defat the drippings, a lil balsamic and apple cider vinegar is all you need for a finishing sauce if you desire. i also usually serve a lil bbq sauce on the side for those who want some. personally i like no extra sauce beyond a lil finishing sauce. its all personal taste.

  13. deltadude

    deltadude Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Lots of good ideas here.

    Ok I am revealing my lack of smoked pulled pork experience or knowledge (I have cooked quite a few butts). The very first I did (my guest gave rave reviews), I mixed a light amount of BBQ sauce, only enough for another layer of flavor, and if anyone is reading anything I post, I use Cattlemans. I have extra warmed sauce on the side. Cattlemans has a vinegar taste to it so it seems to compliment pulled pork pretty good. I have tried a couple of vinegar finishing sauces, some mentioned here on SMF and none have connected with those that eat my pulled pork so far. I have to go with what puts smiles on those eating my pork sandwiches and so far a little Cattlemans is getting the vote.
  14. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    holy crap that finishing sauce is great i put it on pulled smoked turkey and damn its good i am gonna do pulled pork Saturday cant wait to try it on pork thanks!!!
  15. shawnr5

    shawnr5 Smoke Blower

    You'll be glad you did.
  16. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    the finishing sauce is awesome!!!!

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