What do you have to feed a "Texas-sized" appetite for a recently returned Missionary from Houston? What about some Texas Roadhouse Pulled Pork (Copy Cat)? Our son has been home a few days now. As is the custom in the "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints", the returned Missionary speaks in church on an assigned topic. Family and friends often come to welcome the missionary home and to hear about his/her experiences. This was the case yesterday. We invited family members over to our home following the block of meetings. As it was Sunday, I decided that I wanted something that would feed a crowd without requiring a lot of effort.
I needed some "Pork Seasoning Mix" to use as a rub on the Pork Shoulder Roasts. So, I opened my spice cabinet.
Next, I rubbed it into all the surfaces of the roasts (I made 2). I do use gloves when handling raw meat.
I had planned to use my Roaster Oven as I could put it on my buffet for cooking and for serving. The recipe instructs you to put the Roast on a rack in a Roasting Pan and over with foil. I went to get my foil...and I had 6 inches on the roll. I didn't even consider getting more foil on Saturday. So, I had to improvise....and I really love how it turned out! I had one Turkey Cooking Magic bag. I put the rack inside of the bag and put both roasts on it. I then put the water with the liquid smoke (called for in the recipe) in the bag and closed it up.
I placed the entire 'thing' into the roaster and turned it on 250 degrees F. It cooked for about 7 hours.
I also made the Texas Roadhouse Barbecue Sauce (copy cat- I also doubled the recipe) in a small crock pot that also cooked just as long as the meat. When it came time to serve, I poked a small hole in the bag and drained the juices into a bowl. I put the roasts back into the oven and used 2 forks to pull the meat apart. I then poured the sauce into the meat and stirred.
How did it turn out? Take a look!
It is delicious on a bun or just by itself. I will do this again for a family gathering. Just a little prep time and a great result.