I’ve tried quite a few different pulled pork recipes, like this sweet and spicy pulled pork, but I’d be hard-pressed to say which one is my favorite. And while many would argue that I’d have to travel to Carolina to taste the best pulled pork, I have stumbled on a tasty three-ingredient recipe that I absolutely love, just like the three-ingredient frozen hot chocolate.
Using only pork loin, a bottle of root beer, some barbecue sauce, and a slow cooker, I made some sweet and delicious pulled pork right here in the LittleThings office. The process was so simple and the pork was so flavorful, that I decided to take my project one step further.
I took my root beer pulled pork and used it as the inspiration for a barbecue parfait in a mason jar. This project resulted in one of the cutest servings of barbecue that I’ve ever seen. I included pulled pork, mashed potatoes, and baked beans in my parfait. And now I can’t wait to make these at home for my friends. They are perfect for a party or even a wedding!
Will you be making these barbecue parfait mason jars with sweet root beer pulled pork yourself? Let us know in the comments.
2 cups finely chopped fresh cilantro
2 cups finely chopped fresh parsley
2 medium cloves of garlic, minced
3 Tbsps. lime juice (about 3 to 4 limes)
3 Tbsps. dry red wine
1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus a bit extra for brushing
Freshly ground pepper
2 lbs. skirt steak
Grill or broil the jalapeños until the peppers are blackened on all sides. Peel the jalapeños and remove the stems and seeds.
Combine jalapeños, cilantro, parsley, garlic, lime juice, red wine, vinegar, olive oil, and a bit of salt and pepper in a blender, and blend until smooth.
To grill the steaks, first rub them with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper.
Grill until medium rare, about 2 to 4 minutes on each side. When the interior temperature reaches 125 °F, they're done.
Let the steaks cool about 5 minutes and slice.
Serve with your sauce and enjoy!
This is a perfect recipe for a fancy but fairly effortless dinner. Be sure to SHARE it with someone who's been looking to spice things up but not break a sweat doing it!