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Easy Menu for Father's Day

pork butt

It's Dad's day and you know what that means: grilling. It's pretty much the law, right?

Creating a delicious meal for the family doesn't have to be a lot of work. You can prepare a pork butt in advance and have time to spare. And, you have lots of options on how to use the pulled pork.

Pulled Pork

  • 1 whole bone-in pork shoulder - about 9-10 pounds
  • Adams Rib Rubb - Original or Spicy
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. pepper
  • 1/2 cup warmed apple cider or juice
  1. Preheat grill to 250 degrees.
  2. Trim all the excess fat from the pork. Generously rub Adams Rib Rubb, salt and pepper into the meat.
  3. Put the pork directly on the grill grate - no pan or foil. Cook for four to six hours until the internal temperature is about 160 degrees. Remove the pork.
  4. On a large baking pan, put out four large pieces of foil. Overlap the foil but space it out so that it will cover the pork completely with no gaps. Fold up the edges. Place the pork on the foil-covered pan and pour on warmed apple juice or cider. Then, wrap the pork completely so no juice or steam can escape. The wrapping is key to a moist finished product!
  5. Put the pork - wrapped and on a baking pan - back on the grill. Cook until the internal temperature reaches 204 degrees. Remove from the grill.
  6. Let the pork rest for at least two or three hours in a cooler, still wrapped in foil, wrapped in a towel. The longer the pork rests, the better!
  7. After the rest, pull the bone out and discard. Pull the pork apart and season with more Adams Rib Rubb and reincorporate the juice from the foil. Yum!

This pulled pork is perfect for sliders, sandwiches, quesadillas - you name it! It will stay fresh in a sealed container in the fridge for three or four days. You can freeze it in small portions, too.

Perfect Sides

This Father's Day, we're planning on pulled pork sliders. And we'll take a cue from our Carolina pals and put slaw on top.

Other sides like fresh cucumber salad, corn on the cob and potato salad will round out a feast fit for a king. And we're going to help Dad channel his inner kid with s'mores. Public service announcement: If it's been a while since you've had s'mores, you are missing out. Mix it up by using dark chocolate or even a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup in lieu of the usual milk chocolate. The best!

No matter how you fete your father, enjoy a fun-filled day with your family. And eat well!