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Perfect pulled pork year round

This oven method for cooking pulled pork is super easy to do any time of year. There is a still a nice “bark” on the outside as if it’s been in a smoker, but no smoky taste. It’s perfect for football watch parties or other big gatherings where people are serving themselves.

Oven Roasted Pulled Pork


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Rub pork shoulder with 3 Tbsp of spice rub. Reserve one Tbsp for seasoning after the roast is "pulled".
  3. Place in roasting pan then into the oven.
  4. Flip the roast after 20 minutes and cook the other side for an additional 20 minutes.
  5. Reduce heat to 250 and continue cooking for 6 hours.
  6. Check every hour and add 1/2 cup water or beer to the pan. This helps with cleanup and also provide a nice moist bath for the pork.
  7. Place thermometer in after 5 hours and make sure it's at least 165 degrees. Ovens can vary and yours may cook hotter or cooler than ours. Total cook time is between 7-9 hours.
  8. Once it's 170, pour 1/4 jar Sweet & Tangy Sauce over the meat and return to oven.
  9. Repeat saucing in one hour.
  10. Keep in oven until roast reaches 190 or can be pierced with a fork really easily.
  11. Once it is fully cooked, remove from the oven. The roasting pan should be fairly dry, use this for pulling the pork after it's rested.
  12. It should be saucy and glossy like in our picture.
  13. Cover tightly with foil and let rest 30 minutes.
  14. After 30 minutes, if the roast is bone-in, remove the bone at this time. It should pull out easily.
  15. Place the pork back into the roasting plan and easily pull the pork into shreds and chunks.
  16. Sprinkle remaining Sweet Heat spice rub over all. Drizzle remaining 1/2 jar of Sweet & Tangy sauce.
  17. Toss to combine. Serve and enjoy!

Prep Time: 10 minutes - Cook Time: 9 hours ; Yield: 7 lbs

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Sassy Saucy WRAP It Up Buffet Bar

This recipe is designed for that perfect Super Bowl Football Party. All the prep can be done ahead of time and then just set it out and let your guests assemble their very own wrap. These are small size but when they are full, they will fill you up for sure. Lay out all the following ingredients on big cutting board or platter. Give your guests place to assemble.


  • 10-12 " flour tortillas or wraps (for gluten free, use rice flour tortillas found in any store's gluten free section or large iceberg lettuce leaves)
  • whipped cheesy spread (see recipe)
  • rotisserie chicken (sliced in chunks)
  • pastrami slices
  • salami slices
  • dill pickles
  • sliced black olives
  • lettuce
  • bacon chutney (see recipe)
  • avocado
  • sliced tomatoes or sun dried tomatoes
  • spicy mustard dip (see recipe)

  1. Make cheesy spread, bacon chutney and mustard dip ahead of time and store in fridge.
  2. Can cut up all other ingredients and store in fridge.
  3. Can heat tortillas if you prefer but not required.
  4. Put everything out in a buffet layout for people to make their own wraps.

This recipe is mostly prep. Your guests will create the wrap themselves.

Suggest your guests start by slathering the cheesy spread on half the tortilla. Place chicken on the half without the cheese, then add toppings laying things like salami or pastrami slices on the cheesy side. Start by rolling the chicken side because the cheese spread helps "glue" the wrap together and keep the contents from falling out.

Prep Time: 2 hours - Cook Time: 5 minutes ; Yield: 12
Serving Size: variable

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Cheesy Spread

This cheesy spread is awesome to use on wraps or in panini.



  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl. Stir to combine.

This spread is a mixture of two or more cheeses.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Serving Size: 2 cups

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Sticky Sweet Pulled Pork

This has to be one of the easiest and best tasting pulled pork recipes you'll ever try.



  1. Prep pork by cutting away excess fat.
  2. Dissolve brown sugar into vinegar. Fill turkey injector with solution. Inject throughout pork into thicker parts of the meat.
  3. Rub pork with BBQ spice rub and place in fridge for 30-90 minutes.
  4. Start smoker and remove pork from fridge.
  5. Place pork on the top level of the smoker. Close it up and let cook for 2 hours.
  6. After 2 hours check meat temperature by placing thermometer into thickest part. If it isn't 100 degrees put it back in until internal temperature reaches it.
  7. Once pork reaches 100 degrees start basting with grill glaze. Go lightly at first since you'll be doing this for a few hours.
  8. Continue cooking and basting until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
  9. Remove from smoker and place in a pan to rest. Once slightly cool begin pulling apart into shreds.
  10. Toss with remaining sauce and serve.

You'll need a turkey baster and smoker to make the most of this recipe.

Prep Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes - Cook Time: 4 hours ; Yield: 6-8 servings

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Sweet and Spicy Chicken

Sweet and Spicy Chicken

Get your sweet and spicy chicken fix without calling your neighborhood asian takeout.



  1. Heat grill on high.
  2. Once heated, reduce grill to medium and place chicken on the grill.
  3. Close the lid and let cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Flip and cook for another 5 minutes.
  5. Flip again and reduce heat. Continue to cook and flip until done. It should feel firm when cooked through.
  6. Begin brushing chicken with grill glaze and continue grilling, brushing and flipping a couple more times.
  7. You can use any extra for additional dipping.

If you prefer the skin on chicken thighs just use a lower heat during grilling so the skin doesn't burn. Also, you can substitute any of your favorite Sauce Goddess grill glazes in the recipe.

- Cook Time: 30 minutes ; Yield: 8 servings

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Latin Heat Black Bean Chili

A healthy and flexible chili recipe that will take your spice level up a notch while appealing to gluten free and vegan family and friends.


  • 8 oz or 2 large chicken thighs-boneless skinless, chopped into 1” cubes
  • or
  • 8 oz of Tofu crumbles (see master recipe for how to make)
  • 1 large red pepper, diced
  • 1 pasilla pepper (you can substitute 2 green chili peppers or one bell pepper), diced
  • 1 medium sweet onion, diced
  • 1 small Serrano pepper, minced-seeds and veins removed (if you don't like it hot, don't add)
  • 12 oz can of cooked black beans, rinsed and drained well
  • 12 oz can of diced tomatoes, no salt or seasoning added
  • 2 Tbsp Sauce Goddess Latin Heat Rub seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 cup of Sauce Goddess Big and Tangy Sauce
  • chopped green onions for garnish

  1. Sprinkle 1 Tbsp of Sauce Goddess Latin Heat seasoning over protein and toss to combine, coating all. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large heavy pan. Add onions and peppers and saute until barely softened.
  3. Add protein to pan and cook until chicken is cooked on the outside. If you are using Tofu, no need to cook it (it will cook further with the ingredients in step 4).
  4. Add tomatoes, Sauce Goddess Big Tangy Steak Sauce, beans and remaining Latin Heat. Stir to combine.
  5. Let simmer 10 minutes and taste. Adjust heat up by adding more Latin Heat seasoning.
  6. Garnish with green onions and enjoy.

Prep Time: 10 minutes - Cook Time: 30 minutes

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November 2013 Sauce Goddess Newsletter

November is a all about food, football and shopping so we wanted to share some of our holiday and pigskin watching recipes with you.  And don’t forget the shopping, because we are running some special deals this month that you won’t want to miss.

If you didn’t receive a copy of our 2013 November Sauce Goddess Newsletter in your email don’t worry.  You can view it online.

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