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Pulled pork rub with no pepper allowed!!

My pulled pork is pretty popular with friends and family but one of my good friends is allergic to black pepper so she can't have any without suffering for it. We are having a party for her birthday this Saturday and everyone wants pulled pork but I want to make it without any pepper but all the rubs I use have some in it.

Does anyone have any suggestions or substitutions they can offer? 

I asked about any other pepper and she said "no pepper" so that's the direction I'm taking.

I appreciate any help you guys/gals can offer!

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  • kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 2,620
    Follow a recipe and omit pepper
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  • RRog17RRog17 Posts: 456
    I’d go with a vinegar based sauce. 
    Summerfield, NC
    LBGE & 17” Blackstone
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 5,386
    edited September 12
    This is my memphis dust go to, just omit the pepper..i sub sugar in the raw...most have these ingredients in the pantry 

    • 3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
    • 3/4 cup white sugar
    • 1/2 cup paprika
    • 1/4 cup kosher salt
    • 1/4 cup garlic powder
    • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons ground ginger powder
    • 2 tablespoons onion powder
    • 2 teaspoons rosemary powder
    Visalia, Ca
  • BotchBotch Posts: 8,408
    I cook my steaks, and sometimes pork, with just salt.  Let the Meat shine through!  
    Offer some sauces, if you wish; but even then sometimes pure, smoked, salted pork can't be beat.  
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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,593
    Appreciate the mention @dmourati but Dizzy Dust has pepper. I have a friend (Nancy) who is also sensitive to peppers and chiles, so we came out with "Happy Nancy". That may work.

    @KamadoTom is she allergic to chiles as well? If not, you could do something with salt, garlic, Chile powder, ginger.

    Happy cooking, and let us know what you come up with!
    Chris



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  • Appreciate the mention @dmourati but Dizzy Dust has pepper. I have a friend (Nancy) who is also sensitive to peppers and chiles, so we came out with "Happy Nancy". That may work.

    @KamadoTom is she allergic to chiles as well? If not, you could do something with salt, garlic, Chile powder, ginger.

    Happy cooking, and let us know what you come up with!
    Chris



    I don't think so, she likes spicy things especially Frank's hot sauce. Thank you this is the type of help I was hoping for!
    BGE XL, KJ Classic, Weber Performer Copper, 36" Blackstone Pro Series, Weber Genesis Copper, Traeger Pro 22
  • lkapigian said:
    This is my memphis dust go to, just omit the pepper..i sub sugar in the raw...most have these ingredients in the pantry 

    • 3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
    • 3/4 cup white sugar
    • 1/2 cup paprika
    • 1/4 cup kosher salt
    • 1/4 cup garlic powder
    • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons ground ginger powder
    • 2 tablespoons onion powder
    • 2 teaspoons rosemary powder
    so, with this what would you substitute for the pepper? I don't want to just drop pepper without making up for what it brought to the recipe.
    BGE XL, KJ Classic, Weber Performer Copper, 36" Blackstone Pro Series, Weber Genesis Copper, Traeger Pro 22
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 5,386
    KamadoTom said:
    lkapigian said:
    This is my memphis dust go to, just omit the pepper..i sub sugar in the raw...most have these ingredients in the pantry 

    • 3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
    • 3/4 cup white sugar
    • 1/2 cup paprika
    • 1/4 cup kosher salt
    • 1/4 cup garlic powder
    • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons ground ginger powder
    • 2 tablespoons onion powder
    • 2 teaspoons rosemary powder
    so, with this what would you substitute for the pepper? I don't want to just drop pepper without making up for what it brought to the recipe.
    Nothing, just leave it out or you could go a little cayenne 
    Visalia, Ca
  • dmouratidmourati Posts: 561
    KamadoTom said:
    Appreciate the mention @dmourati but Dizzy Dust has pepper. I have a friend (Nancy) who is also sensitive to peppers and chiles, so we came out with "Happy Nancy". That may work.

    @KamadoTom is she allergic to chiles as well? If not, you could do something with salt, garlic, Chile powder, ginger.

    Happy cooking, and let us know what you come up with!
    Chris



    I don't think so, she likes spicy things especially Frank's hot sauce. Thank you this is the type of help I was hoping for!
    Oops, sorry about that. I linked to the ingredient page for DD on the chance pepper was included in "spices." Thanks for catching before I potentially ruined it for his birthday guest.
    Mountain View, CA
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 2,498
    Or you could substitute ancho Chile powder if cayenne is to spicy in the Memphis Dust recipe. 
  • I buy the Killer Hogs rub in 5# bags.  Excellent for all pork cooks, and no black pepper.  Does have chili pepper as an ingredient though.

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  • Sea2SkiSea2Ski Posts: 3,548
    Does the birthday person need to have the same thing as everyone else?  Make pulled pork for everyone else and something special for the birthday person. Like a nice thick ribeye.
    Make them feel really special. 

    Just a thought....
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  • AB1234AB1234 Posts: 14
    Can you use white pepper?
    Orlando
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 6,207
    AB1234 said:
    Can you use white pepper?
    I'd guess not. Wikipedia says the active ingredients in pepper are in both the husk and the kernel. Most in the black outside, but white pepper is still all kernel.
  • Was given this info in case anyone is interested-

    Black, white, red, and green pepper corns all come from the same plant. They are just harvested and processed differently. 

    Pink pepper corns come from a different plant in Brazil. Tasmanian Mountain Pepper Berries is also a different plant from the island of Tasmanian off the coast of Australia. 

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