Grilled Pulled Pork with Bourbon Whiskey Barbecue Sauce
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Grilled Pulled Pork with Bourbon Whiskey Barbecue Sauce

Prep: 30 minutes plus chilling
Grill: 4 hours • Serves: 10

1 (7- to 8-pound) bone-in pork butt
1/4 cup cracked peppercorn or pork seasoning rub
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
2 cups bourbon whiskey
1 bottle (18 ounces) Southern style barbeque sauce
10 sesame seed buns

1.Place pork on rimmed baking pan. Rub pork all over with seasoning rub. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to overnight.

2.Prepare outdoor grill for indirect grilling over medium-low to medium heat (grill temperature should be maintained at 325°). Place pork, fat side up, on unlit part of grill. Cover and cook for 4 to 4-1/2 hours or until internal temperature reaches 190°.

3.Meanwhile, in small saucepot, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic, onion and thyme, and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until onion begins to soften, stirring frequently. Add whiskey and heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Boil 8 to 10 minutes or until mixture is reduced to 3/4 cup. Add barbeque sauce and cook over low heat 5 minutes.

4.Transfer pork to large bowl. Trim off and discard desired amount of fat; remove bone. With 2 forks, shred pork; stir in sauce. Makes about 10 cups pork.


Approximate nutritional values per serving:
851 Calories, 36g Fat (14g Saturated), 146mg Cholesterol,
1103mg Sodium, 50g Carbohydrates, 2g Fiber, 43g Protein

Chef Tip:
> To prepare a gas grill for indirect grilling, preheat grill with all burners on high. Once preheated, turn off 1 burner on a 2-burner grill or the center burner on a 3-burner grill. Reduce the heat on the remaining burner(s) to medium-low. Place food over the unlit part of the grill.