As my regular readers already know, this month I have been trying to live off the food already in my pantry and freezer, and only spend $25 per week to keep my family of 5 afloat.
This is only week one and so far I’ve had no trouble, but I did run into one stumbling block.. I wanted to make pulled pork and I had NO bottled barbecue sauce in the house! OH THE HUMANITY!
I knew I had everything I needed to make my own BBQ sauce, and so I did just that. I did have to make a few substitutions, which I’ll note in the recipe below, but it still came out FANTASTIC. I just loved the spicy sweet flavor, and since I slow cooked the entire pork roast in the sauce (not just added it at the end) it was there in every bite.
You could use this recipe straight up to make pulled pork, or just use the sauce recipe to make sauce which you can use in ANY barbecue recipe (it would be fantastic on ribs!)
Most of the ingredients are things you probably have in your fridge already, or can find substitutions for. Ironically, I didn’t have any regular Bourbon so I used cinnamon flavored (aka Fireball), and it was actually pretty good, you got just the SLIGHTEST hint of cinnamon. (I wouldn’t substitute it with Schnapps or anything but it wasn’t a deal breaker.
You guys! This is really really good! I mean, sure, cinnamon whiskey is for hipsters, but it is still darn tasty in barbecue!