I was getting tired of grilling hot dogs and hamburgers at cookouts, especially if rain ruined our plans, so these sandwiches are a nice change. The pork mixture can be baked ahead of time and reheated before serving, so it's convenient as well. A big hit at baby showers and wedding receptions, it truly is a family favorite.
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 1-1/2 cups water
- 1-1/4 cups ketchup
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 6 teaspoons chili powder
- 3 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 3 to 5 drops hot pepper sauce
- 3-1/2 pounds boneless pork, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 12 to 14 hamburger buns, split
- In a Dutch oven, combine the first nine ingredients; bring to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir in pork. Cover and bake at 350° for 3 hours or until meat is tender. Shred pork with two forks; serve on buns. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Originally published as Shredded Pork Barbecue in Country Extra September 2005, p51