I have a new favorite spaghetti! And not just any spaghetti, BBQ Spaghetti with Pulled Pork! It is like your favorite Italian restaurant had an illegitimate love child with a rundown BBQ shack! Scandalous, I know! What will the neighbors think?!?
BBQ and Italian food may not seem to be a match made in heaven in most people’s minds, but my taste buds think BBQ Spaghetti with Pulled Pork tastes downright miraculous! Seriously, long tender shreds of pulled pork tangled among al dente strands of spaghetti noodles, all smothered in a sticky tangy BBQ sauce – what’s not to love!?!
If you are looking for more traditional BBQ, you won’t be disappointed with the stickiest BBQ ribs recipe to ever come out of an oven. If you are looking for a traditional Italian recipe, you can’t do wrong by delighting your family with my wife’s favorite: Chicken Parmesan! But… If you are willing to take a walk on the culinary wild side, BBQ Spaghetti with Pulled Pork is downright amazing. Try it. Just do it. You’re welcome.
You can make pulled pork in the oven, or use a smoker if you really want to rock it! But for most of us, without a smoker at their fingertips, a slow cooker is going to be the ideal cooking method. You can just set it and forget it as you go about your day. Slow cookers come in a variety of sizes to fit every need, but I find a 5 quart crock pot to be ideal for everyday use.
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BBQ Spaghetti with Pulled Pork
- 16 oz Spaghetti Noodles
- Salt for pasta water
- 1 1/2 lbs Pork Shoulder
- 1/4 water
- Dash Liquid Smoke
- 2 20 oz bottles BBQ sauce divided
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 green pepper chopped
- 1 tbsp Cooking oil
- Place pork in the slow cooker with 1/4 cup of water and liquid smoke, and cook on low for 6 hours, or until easily shredded with a fork.
- Shred pork and add half bottle of BBQ sauce to combine.
- Heat cooking oil in a skillet and saute green peppers and onions until tender and slightly charred.
- Place spaghetti in a salted pot of boiling water and cook according to directions.
- Heat remaining BBQ sauce and pepper/onion mixture on stove top till warm while noodles cook.
- Drain noodles once al dente and toss with BBQ sauce.
- Serve on plates topped with a generous helping of pulled pork.
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