Texas Pulled Pork

Coffee-chipotle rub
Ingredients:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup of finely ground dark coffee
1/4 cup paprika (smoked is preferred but regular is fine)
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon chipotle powder
2 teaspoons granulated garlic
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons allspice

Chipotle barbecue sauce
Ingredients:
1 teaspoon canola oil
1/2 half a medium onion, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 cups ketchup
1/4 cup yellow, ball-park style mustard
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup brewed coffee
2 canned chipotles, chopped
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4 lime juice
Salt and black pepper to taste


Combine all the rub ingredients together until well blended with no lumps. For this pulled pork recipe, you might not need all of the rub but you can save it and use it on something else.

Heat the oil in a saucepot on medium and cook the onions for 10 minutes or until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Add the rest of the ingredients, turn down the heat to low and cook for half an hour, stirring occasionally. Transfer the sauce and puree until smooth.

Makes about 2 cups. Should keep for at least a week in your refrigerator.