This post is sponsored by Cholula® Hot Sauce.
Smoked Pulled Pork with Cholula Swirled Cornbread. A mouthful to say AND to eat! Tender, smoked and shredded pork is layered under golden cornbread swirled with a Cholula® Hot Sauce butter. It’s got all of the flavors I love the most… heat, sweet, savory, and smoky. The whole recipe starts with a great batch of my Simple Smoked Pulled Pork, with the addition of a Cholula® slather before a dusting of Sweet BBQ Rub. If you want to get extra meal mileage, smoke the pulled pork for sandwiches one night and save the leftover pork for this dish on another night!
Once I’ve got a nice pile of tender pulled pork, it’s all about building those flavors. The pork gets nice and saucy with your favorite BBQ sauce (I absolutely LOVE this recipe with my Apple Jalapeno BBQ Sauce) and a healthy few dashes of Cholula® for some heat. Loaded into a 12 inch cast iron skillet and topped with what may be the absolute best cornbread ever created. Buttermilk, a little sugar, and lots of butter make this a rich, but still light and fluffy cornbread cloud from heaven. Finally that cornbread is swirled with a Cholula® and butter blend for a stunning presentation and a little extra kiss of heat.
I like to serve this hot, straight out of the pan with a little extra BBQ sauce and maybe even some honey to drizzle on top. Smoked Pulled Pork with Cholula Swirled Cornbread is a stick-to-your-ribs, keep you warm and full on a chilly fall night kind of comfort food. For those of you without a smoker, any BBQ pulled pork can work as the base. For those of you with smokers and grills that are temperature adaptable, try baking the pulled pork cornbread on your smoker. The little extra hint of wood smoke will set this whole dish off! Enjoy!