For this Cleveland-style pulled pork, chef Rocco Whalen of Fahrenheit Restaurant, marinates the meat in a spice rub for 24 hours, then cooks it low and slow for 4 hours. Feel free to use beef instead of pork with this recipe. Serve with toast, pickles and Old School Cleveland Sauce.
For the pulled pork:
In a large bowl, add all of the rub ingredients. Stir to combine. Rub the pork shoulder or beef with the mixture completely. Marinate the meat in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
Preheat the oven to 230 F.
Place the meat in a large braising pot and cover. Roast for 4 hours. After the meat is roasted, pull the meat apart using two forks. Lather the in the sauce religiously.
Serve with toast, pickles and Old School Cleveland Sauce.
For the old school tomato BBQ sauce:
In a large pot, sweat and caramelize the red onion, peppers, apples and garlic until the onions are showing color. Add the remaining ingredients. Bring t a boil and then simmer for 35 minutes. Strain if your desired thickness is thin. For a thicker result, puree the ingredients and do not strain them.