KC Masterpiece® Recipes

Best BBQ Recipe, 2010 California Mid-State Fair
From Nancy Taylor of Cambria, CA

Central Coast Pulled Pork Delight
Gluten Free


  • 1 pork tri-tip (4–5 pounds)
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 cup molasses (8 ounces)
  • 2/3 cup salt (6 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups KC Masterpiece® Original Barbecue Sauce
  • KING’S HAWAIIAN® Hamburger Buns

Mix water, molasses and salt in large container until salt is dissolved. Place pork tri-tip in a one (1) gallon Glad® Food Storage Bag and pour in all the liquid to cover. Remove extra air and seal bag. Place in a bowl in the refrigerator for 12 to 24 hours. Make sure to rotate once. Remove the pork from bag and pat dry with paper towel (discard remaining liquid). Sprinkle with onion powder, garlic powder and black pepper evenly over the pork. Place in a roasting pan lined with foil and cover. Place the seasoned pork in a 225°F oven and roast for 7 to 8 hours or until it reaches 170°F and starts to pull apart. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Pull pork apart and mix in KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauce. Serve on KING’S HAWAIIAN® Hamburger Buns.

Gluten Free Recipe only gluten free when made with all gluten free ingredients. Read labels of all packaged ingredients to determine whether they contain gluten.

Serves 4.

Competitor Bio

This Central Coast Pulled Pork Delight recipe from Nancy Taylor won first place at the California Mid-State Fair. Nancy is a 38-year-old mother of three who loves cooking. As a first-time cooking competitor, Nancy says pork with BBQ sauce is her favorite. In addition to cooking, Nancy enjoys horseback riding and is active with the local 4-H group.

The California Mid-State Fair hosted the first KC Masterpiece® “Real Deal” Recipe Contest of the 2010 season. Winners received tickets to a Keith Urban concert and Backstage BBQ Experience.