Pulled Pork Barbecue with Hot Pepper Vinegar Sauce

Preparation & Cooking Time: Prep time: 20 minutes Grilling time: 3 to 4 hours
Serves: 12-15


1     tablespoon paprika
1    tablespoon firmly packed light brown sugar
1-1/2   teaspoons chili powder
1-1/2  teaspoons ground cumin
1    teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1        teaspoon kosher salt
1/2     teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

1     boneless pork shoulder roast (Boston butt), 4 to 5 pounds, rolled and tied

1-1/2   cups cider vinegar
2  tablespoons granulated sugar
1         teaspoon Tabasco® sauce
1/2     teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  Kosher salt 
  Freshly ground black pepper

  Hamburger buns


Recipe from Weber’s Big Book of Grilling™ by Jamie Purviance and Sandra S. McRae


1. In a small bowl combine the rub ingredients. Coat the roast evenly with the rub. Allow to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before grilling.

2. Grill the roast, fat side up, over indirect medium heat (350°F to 450°F), with the lid closed, until the internal temperature registers between 185?F and 190?F, 3 to 4 hours. The meat should be so tender it pulls apart easily. Remove from the grill, place on a platter, and loosely cover with foil. Allow to rest for about 20 minutes.

3. Meanwhile make the sauce. In a medium saucepan combine the sauce ingredients, including salt and pepper to taste, and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.  Keep warm.

4. Thinly slice, chop, or “pull” the pork meat into shreds with your fingers or two forks. Discard any large bits of fat. Moisten the meat with some of the sauce and mix well in a bowl. Grill the cut side of the buns over direct medium heat until lightly toasted, about 30 seconds. Serve the pulled pork warm on the buns with the remaining sauce on the side.