Southern Pulled Pork BBQ

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Contributed by: David Howell

This is a slow-cooked pulled pork rubbed in a fiery Southern spice rub and then served with BBQ sauce. This is basically the same as Joy of Cooking, only cooked with a Crock Pot.


1/4 Cup Cumin Seed
1/2 Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Paprika

1/4 Cup Chili Powder
1/4 Cup Black Pepper
2 t Ground Cayenne Pepper
1 Roast Pork Shoulder Boneless Boston butt or pork sho


Rub:  (First 7 ingredients) 

Toast the cumin seed in dry small sautee pan over medium heat for several minutes. Grind toasted seeds into powder. Mix wit rest of dry ingredients and blend. Makes a good deal of rub mix which is good for six weeks in refrigerator.Thoroughly pare fat from pork roast and rub with rub mix. Let stand in zip-lock bag or covered bowl for up to 24 hours.Add oil to large sauce pan and brown pork.When browned, remove pork to Crock Pot. Turn on High for 5 to 6 hours, then turn to low for several more hours.Skim off any fat from liquid in bottom of pot, but leave non-fat liquid in pot.The meat should disintegrate when you pull it apart with forks or tongs. Mix in barbeque sauce and serve over toasted buns. Cole slaw is classic side dish, also red beans and rice work well.