If you love pulled pork, you will go nuts for this NOT TOM'S Pulled Pork recipe!
Lisa made this for her work crew a few days ago and their mouths were watering all day just from the smell of it! And yes...every single bite was claimed and no one went home hungry!
I guess you *could* say our dear Lisa can get a bit carried away....she just NEVER wants to leave anyone hungry! lol. (see above example of the 32 pounds of pork she had ready to stick in the oven!)
Without further ado - here is the recipe!
NOT TOM'S Pulled Pork
Pork shoulder (average size around 7 pounds)
1/2 cup Not Tom's All Purpose Seasoning
1/2 cup brown sugar
(mix these together to create a half and half mixture of NOT TOM'S and brown sugar)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup salt
1/3 cup of the Not Tom's and brown sugar mixture (from rub mixture)
8 cups water
2 bay leaves
Mix all brine ingredients together in a bowl and pour over pork shoulder into a large Ziploc bag. Seal bag and marinate in fridge for 12-24 hours.
Once marinating is complete, remove pork and pat dry. Liberally coat pork with the NOT TOM'S and brown sugar mixture, massaging well into pork shoulder.
Cook in oven at 225 degrees until meat thermometer reads 200 degrees. **Note - pulled pork takes 1.5-2 hours per pound to cook.
Once the meat temperature reaches 200 degrees you can cover the pan with foil. Turn off oven and let pork rest for a couple of hours (until it reaches 170 degrees).
After the meat has cooled to 170 degrees you can pull out of the oven. Remove the fat cap and shred pork using two forks.
Bacon. Need I say more?
Not just ANY bacon....but seriously the BEST BACON EVER.
I'm not even joking here. Two plates of this were polished off in a matter of minutes. Even our boys proclaimed this was "The BEST BACON EVER"....so it must be true.
If you've never tried seasoning your bacon, you've been missing out. And I will say "You're welcome" in advance...because I know you are going to thank me.
So here goes:
NOT TOM'S Best Bacon Ever
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp Not Tom's All Purpose Seasoning
Thick cut bacon
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix NOT TOM'S and brown sugar together and pat to coat onto both sides of bacon.
Placed coated bacon slices on a roasting rack on a foil lined pan.
Bake for 15 mins and then flip and bake another 15-20 mins (to desired crispiness). Checking bacon frequently to avoid burning.