pulled pork

prep time:  tbd
cook time:  tbd
servings:  4

marinade ingredients:
1 4-pound boneless pork shoulder
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons dried thyme
2 tablespoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons sweet pimenton
1 tablespoon molasses
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic - mined

cooking ingredients:
1 large yellow onion - roughly chopped
2 garlic cloves - roughly chopped
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup dark ale
1/2 cup chicken broth

sauce ingredients:
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons molasses
1 tablespoon sweet pimenton
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

marinade steps:
1.  place the pork in a large bowl or baking dish.  add tomato past, apple cider vinegar, thyme, oregano, pimenton, molasses, maple syrup, soy sauce, olive oil, garlic and salt and pepper.  massage the marinade into the meat with your hands.  cover and place in the fridge for an hour to overnight.

cooking steps:
1.  in a large dutch oven over medium heat, add a few tablespoons of olive oil.  add the onion and let cook for a minute until translucent.  add the garlic, season with salt and pepper and let cook for a minute until soft and fragrant.  add the vinegar, chicken broth, beer and pork.  cover and transfer to the 300 degree oven.  let cook for 4 - 5 hours until tender and falling apart.

sauce steps:
1.  place tomato paste, water, apple cider vinegar, molasses, pimenton, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper in a pot over medium-high heat.  whisk continuously until sauce is reduced by about a third and thickens, about 10 - 15 minutes.

- goop, february 2014

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