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BBQ Pulled Pork with Pineapple Salsa

BBQ Pulled Pork with Pineapple Salsa #festfoods

Summer is quickly coming to an end, so I’ve been making recipes that are reminiscent of picnics and potlucks to keep me in the summer spirit! This week I made a classic dish, BBQ pulled pork, and topped it with a pineapple salsa that screams summer! I know you are probably thinking, “Salsa on pulled pork… is she crazy”?  But I promise, you will love the combination of flavors and the freshness the salsa brings to the plate. Today I am using fresh-from-the-garden cilantro, lime and red onion in the pineapple salsa.  For the pulled pork, I am using a lean pork roast with seasonings and mixing it with Honey Chipotle BBQ sauce.  {If you’re in the mood to make your own, this recipe is delish! But if you’re short on time and prefer a premade variety, Sweet Baby Ray’s® Honey Chipotle BBQ Sauce works great!}BBQ Pulled Pork with Pineapple Salsa

We will start by preparing the pork.  Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.  Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper, making sure you season the top, bottom and sides.  Place in an oven-safe pot with 1 inch of water or stock and a bay leaf.  Cover and place in the oven.  Set the timer for 5 hours.  {The pork can also be slow cooked in a crock pot – set on low for 5 hours.} BBQ Pulled Pork with Pineapple Salsa

While the pork cooks, prepare the salsa.  Chop the pineapple in to tidbits, finely dice the onion and roughly chop the cilantro.  Combine in a bowl and squeeze in the juice of 1 lime. BBQ Pulled Pork with Pineapple Salsa

Toss so all ingredients are combined {just look at all the beautiful colors}!  Refrigerate until the pork is cooked {all the salsa juices and flavors will combine and it will be absolutely delicious}.

BBQ Pulled Pork with Pineapple Salsa

When the pork is done, pull it out of the oven and drain {Tip: Use the juices to make a sauce for another pork dish}.  Use two forks or tongs to pull the meat apart.  If it is cooked properly, the pork should shred like you see below {and because we cooked it low and slow, it should be super juicy}!

BBQ Pulled Pork with Pineapple Salsa

Mix the barbeque sauce with the shredded pork.

BBQ Pulled Pork with Pineapple Salsa

You can serve the BBQ pulled pork on a plate topped with salsa, or you can grill a bun and eat the pork as a sandwich.  I find this dish highly satisfying without a bun, but I know some of you are bun-lovers, and that is okay too. :) The combination of smoky, sweet and spicy is out of this world!  I also love the hot-from-the-oven pork with the chilled salsa on top.  It’s a party in my mouth!

BBQ Pulled Pork with Pineapple Salsa  

BBQ Pulled Pork

with Pineapple Salsa



  • 3-4 lb. boneless pork loin
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 1 bay leaf (optional)
  • ½ cup water or stock
  • 1 cup barbeque sauce  



  • 1 pineapple, cored and diced
  • ½ red onion, finely diced
  • 1 bunch cilantro, roughly chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime (about 2 Tbsp.)  



  1. Preheat oven to 250°F.
  2. Season pork roast with salt and pepper.  Place in a stock pot with bay leaf and water/stock.  Place in oven and set timer for 5 hours.  (If making in crock pot, set on low for 5 hours.)
  3. While pork cooks, prepare salsa.  Place chopped pineapple, red onion, cilantro and lime in a bowl.  Mix to combine.  Place in refrigerator while pork cooks.
  4. If making homemade barbeque sauce, do so now.
  5. When pork is cooked, remove from oven.  Drain the water and shred with tongs or 2 forks.  Mix pork with the barbeque sauce.
  6. Serve pork with pineapple salsa, either by itself or on a bun.
  7. Enjoy!


Yield: 8 servings Per Serving*: Calories 350, Total Fat 4g(Saturated 1g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 140mg, Sodium 550mg, Total Carbohydrate 23g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 20g), Protein 53g, Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 40%, Calcium 2%, Iron 10%

*Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding. BBQ Pulled Pork with Pineapple Salsa

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