This Juicy Pig recipe has been passed down in my family for years. The beef and pork BBQ is perfect for big family gatherings, and of course football parties. It is tasty and just like the title states...juicy!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
4 hrs 15 mins
total:
4 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
15 sandwiches
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large Dutch oven until it shimmers, and sear the beef and pork roasts on all sides until browned, about 3 minutes per side.

  • Pour the water over the meat, cover, and cook in the preheated oven for 2 hours. Uncover the Dutch oven, and remove and discard the bones from the beef roast. With a spoon or spatula, loosen the browned flavor bits from the bottom of the Dutch oven.

  • Mix together the ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and salt and pepper in a bowl. Pour the ketchup mixture over the meat, stir to combine with the browned flavor bits, and cover the Dutch oven.

  • Reduce oven heat to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C), and cook for 2 more hours. Shred the meat with 2 forks, pile each bun with about 1/3 cup meat and sauce, and garnish with onion and pickles to taste.

Cook's Note

For 35 to 40 people, I use 7 1/2 pounds of beef and 3 3/4 pounds of pork.

Nutrition Facts

589 calories; protein 35.9g 72% DV; carbohydrates 33.7g 11% DV; fat 34g 52% DV; cholesterol 123.4mg 41% DV; sodium 974.7mg 39% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2010
Very good recipe! I made it as stated but there is so much you can do with this base to personalize to your own liking. But the cooking directions perfect... I wouldn't change a thing! Definately juicy! Plus the pork/beef combo is excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2010
Very good recipe! I made it as stated but there is so much you can do with this base to personalize to your own liking. But the cooking directions perfect... I wouldn't change a thing! Definately juicy! Plus the pork/beef combo is excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Followed it exactly as the recipe called for......Great flavor just as it is! Thank you for sharing....I had creamy cloeslaw on the side and it was also delicious added to the sandwhich! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2012
WOW BILL AS ALWAYS DELICIOUS Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2010
I had to half the recipe but it turned out wonderfully. The meat came out moist and tender perfect for piling on a fresh roll. I will most definitely be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/26/2015
This was good but I thought it needed a little bit of sweetener so I added about 1/4 cup of brown sugar to add the oomph we needed. Pot roast is 5 a pound here so I would be inclined to make this with all pork shoulder because the beef didn't seem to make a big difference as far as flavor and texture. Very good with my change. Thanks for sharing! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2013
I did this with a 7.3lb pork roast in a crock pot. I started it on high for 3 hours then changed to low for an additional 8 hours. I'm not crazy about pork this was AMAZING!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2014
Threw the whole works into the crockpot on high for six hours. Let it cool strained the fat off shredded the meat and put it back into the juices to reheat. Everyone agreed that this was fantastic! Read More
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