Smoky Barbecue-Style Pork


Happy Friday! Cook the Book Fridays is kicking off summer with Smoky Barbecue-Style Pork.

Smoky Barbecue-Style Pork is a simple dish with a lot of flavor. Most of the work happens the day before cooking, when a bunch of flavorful spices (salt, smoked paprika, ancho chile powder, cinnamon, cumin, and cocoa powder) are rubbed on pork shoulder. The next day, the pork is placed in a dutch oven with gussied-up bottled barbecue sauce, then braised for several hours until fork-tender.

This pork was super-delicious! There was just the right amount of sauce for the pork, and the result is very versatile. The night I made this, I served it with corn on the cob and Green Beans with Snail Butter. Later in the week, we had barbecue pork sandwiches for a quick-and-easy weeknight meal. My daughter had a barbecue pork quesadilla in her lunch one day. We will be finishing off the leftovers tonight.

If you would like to try Smoky Barbecue-Style Pork, you can find the recipe in David Lebovitz’s book My Paris Kitchen. You won’t be disappointed!



Filed under Cooking

5 responses to “Smoky Barbecue-Style Pork

  1. Cher

    This seriously may replace my old pulled pork recipe. It was delicious. And now I’m craving corn 🙂

  2. Typing all these comments and looking at the photos before lunch is making me so hungry. This was a great recipe, and so easy.

  3. Well doesn’t that meal look fabulous!! I’m loving seeing everyone’s side choices. Yours look perfect. Loved this too.

  4. Oh, my! That meal sounds and looks great! It was fun to kick off summer with this one, for sure. I also love your leftovers ideas and should’ve made my own kiddo a quesadilla one of the nights as she’d have loved it.

  5. This is really good, isn’t it? And yes, now I want to eat this with corn too!

I love hearing from you! Leave your comments here.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s