Tongue tantalizing barbecue pork

  • Preparation Time40 mins
  • Cooking Time150 mins
  • Serves5
  • DifficultyMedium

For the pork

250ml dark beer
1.4kg bone-in pork shoulder, cut into country style ribs
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp crushed chilli flakes
1/2 tsp red and black pepper blend
1 tsp Hungarian paprika
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 sweet banana peppers
Barbeque sauce, recipe follows
450g applewood smoked bacon
5 kaiser rolls
Grilled pineapple, recipe follows
Coleslaw, recipe follows

For the barbecue sauce

250ml dark beer
70g brown sugar
1 tsp crushed chilli flakes
1 tsp chipotle hot sauce, such as Tabasco
3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
4 tbsp hot sauce
2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
375ml cider vinegar
1 tsp spicy brown mustard
1 1/2 tbsp tomato puree
375ml beef stock

For the grilled pineapple

1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 pineapple, peeled and cut into 2.5cm thick slices

For the coleslaw

75g shredded cabbage
1 spring onion, chopped
1/4 red onion thinly sliced and chopped
1 poblano pepper
1 jalapeno pepper
3 Fresno chillies or red jalapenos
75ml dark beer
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp brown sugar
For the pork:
1) Preheat the oven to 160C/Gas 3. Pour the beer in the bottom of a baking tray. Put a rack on top (high enough to keep the pork off the beer.) Mix all the spices together and rub over all the pork. Bake, covered, for 2 1/2 hours (or until the pork is falling off the bone). Once cooked shred to make pulled pork (make sure to discard the fat).

2) Roast the banana peppers on the barbecue then remove the skin and seeds. Chop the peppers finely and mix with the pulled pork. Mix in the barbeque sauce.

3) Cook the bacon in the oven or in a flat-top panini press until crisp. Turn half way through to be crisp on both sides, then dry on kitchen paper. Set aside.

4) Cut the rolls in half. On the bottom half put some barbecue covered pulled pork (a nice generous portion). Add 1 tbsp of pineapple and 3 slices of crumbled bacon. Then add 2 tbsp of coleslaw. Put the top of the roll on and serve.

For the barbecue sauce:
1) Pour the beer into a saucepan. Add the brown sugar and chilli flakes. Cook over a medium-high heat until it reduces down to about 125ml (stirring regularly). Once reduced add all the other ingredients except the beef stock.

2) Stir until well combined (no lumps), then slowly pour in the beef stock. Simmer for 20 minutes. Mix the barbecue sauce with the finished pulled pork.

For the grilled pineapple:
1) Mix the cinnamon and brown sugar and rub onto the pineapple slices. Griddle the slices about 2 minutes on each side on a medium heat (to get grill marks). Chop finely and reserve until ready to serve.

For the coleslaw:
1) In a large bowl toss together the cabbage, spring onion, onion and peppers. In a separate bowl whisk together the beer, vinegar and brown sugar. Pour the mixture over the cabbage and peppers and toss. Leave to sit 30 minutes prior to serving.

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