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Slow Cooked Pork Roast with Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Slow Cooked Pork Roast with Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Serve this pulled pork on sandwiches topped with Emeril's Kicked Up Coleslaw. Add in some Bacon Potato Salad and margaritas and you've got a party.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 1/2 to 7 hours
  • Yield: 10-12 servings



  • To make the Slow Cooked Pork Roast:

    Remove the pork from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature before proceeding.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a roasting pan with aluminum foil. Season the meat well on all sides with the Essence, salt, and cayenne pepper. Place a roasting rack inside the roasting pan and place the seasoned pork on the rack, fat side up. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 4 hours.

  • Remove the foil from the pan and continue to bake until the roast is very tender and will pull apart easily with a fork, about 2 hours longer. Remove the pork from the oven and set aside to cool slightly. Remove any excess fat from the roast and discard (if desired – I just love the crunchy bits of skin left on top!)

  • To plate:

    Using two forks or your hands, shred the pork into bite-sized pieces. Serve with sauce and buns and coleslaw if desired.

  • Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, from Emeril’s Potluck, William Morrow Publisher, New York, 2004, copyright MSLO, Inc., all rights reserved