Slow and Low Roast Pork with Ginger Sriracha Barbeque Sauce

April 2, 2010

Author Notes: This is a variation on the Pulled Pork recipe I developed for Food52's "Best Pork with Apple Cider" contest a few months back. I usually cook meats like this in a slow cooker, so I've simulated that here by using a low temperature oven and lots of liquid. This sauce is both sweet and spicy, just the way I like it, and it's a pretty low maintenance recipe as you can leave it to cook overnight (or all day if that's more convenient).WinnieAb

Food52 Review: I had the pleasure of making WinnieAb's Slow & Low Roast Pork this week. How she extracted a Memphis-Style barbeque from all those international grocery items is a mystery to me! The pork was succulent, tasty, spicy, sweet -- every flavor I love with pork. The recipe took 10 minutes to put together and 10 hours to cook -- 10 long hours, as the scent of this roast is enough to drive you crazy. I served it with celery remoulade and my sweet potato rolls. Delicious. - MrsWheelbarrowThe Editors

Serves: 6-8


  • 5 pounds bone-in pork shoulder
  • 2 tablespoons raw sugar
  • 2 tablespoons course sea salt
  • 12 ounces bottle of natural ginger beer
  • 1 cup organic ketchup
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/2 cup brandy or bourbon
  • 1/2 cup ketjap manis (dark and sweet Indonesian soy sauce)
  • 3 tablespoons sriracha sauce
  • 3 large onions, peeled and thinly sliced
In This Recipe


  1. Place pork in a large bowl. Mix the salt and sugar together and rub all over the pork. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30-60 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. In a bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients (except for the onions) and mix well.
  3. Remove pork from the refrigerator. Have ready a dutch oven or other oven proof pot that will allow the sauce to cover at least half of the pork. I used an 8 qt. stockpot.
  4. Place the sliced onions in the pot and put the pork shoulder on top. Pour in the sauce.
  5. Place several pieces of foil on top of the pork, sealing in as much of the moisture as possible.
  6. Cook for 10-12 hours, turning the pork several times during the process, if possible. Remove from the oven and allow to sit for 20 minutes before slicing.
  7. Serve slices of the pork with some of the sauce spooned over, and make sure to include some of the onions on the side.

More Great Recipes:
Ginger|Pork|One-Pot Wonders|Serves a Crowd|Make Ahead|Slow Cook|Entree