Three-Alarm Barbecue

Instead of a sugary, tomato-based sauce, this fiery barbecue has a vinegar-based one with a splash of hot sauce and a sprinkle of pepper.


6 servings (serving size: 3 ounces)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Nutritional Information

Calories 280
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 15.8 g
Satfat 5.4 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 30.3 g
Carbohydrate 2.9 g
Fiber 0.2 g
Cholesterol 102 mg
Iron 1.7 mg
Sodium 294 mg
Calcium 15 mg


1 (2 1/2-pound) boned pork loin roast
1 cup cider vinegar
1 tablespoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 teaspoon low-sodium Worcestershire sauce
3/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 (3-inch) chunks hickory wood
Cooking spray


1. Trim fat from roast. Combine pork and next 6 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Seal; marinate in refrigerator 8 hours, turning bag occasionally. Remove roast from bag, reserving marinade.

2. Soak hickory wood chunks in water 1 to 24 hours. Drain well. Prepare charcoal fire in meat smoker; let burn 15 to 20 minutes. Place hickory chunks on top of coals. Place water pan in smoker; fill with hot tap water.

3. Coat grill rack with cooking spray; place roast on rack in smoker. Cover with smoker lid; cook 3 to 4 hours or until a meat thermometer registers 155°. Refill water pan with water and add additional charcoal to fire as needed.

4. Remove roast from smoker; cover and let stand 10 minutes or until thermometer registers 160°. Separate roast into bite-sized pieces, using 2 forks. Place roast pieces in a medium bowl.

5. Place reserved marinade in a small saucepan over medium heat; bring marinade to a boil. Remove from heat. Pour over pork, and toss well.

carbo rating: 3