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Barbecued Pig's Tails


This recipe to the Mennonite colony of Ontario. It's often served at picnics and is known as one of the favorite foods at stag parties.













Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Very low in sodium, Low Sodium


2 dozen pigs' tails
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup tomato sauce
¼ cup tomato paste
¼ cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
1 each lemon
juice of 1 lemon
1 each garlic cloves
finely chopped
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 x salt and black pepper
freshly ground, to taste
½ teaspoon rosemary leaves


Prepare pigs' tails according to Step I in basic instructions; cut in 3-inch pieces. Place pigs' tails on a rack and bake in a 300F oven for 2 to 3 hours, until meat is tender and most of the fat has baked off. An alternate method to this is to simmer the pigs' tails in acidulated water for 1½ hours.

Combine all other ingredients for barbecue sauce, coating tails well.

Grill over hot charcoal, turning and basting, until crisp. If fresh rosemary is available, break off several branches, tie them together and use as a basting brush.

For barbecuing, we prefer leaving the tails uncut or halved so as to have fewer piece to constantly turn.

Serve with traditional barbecue accompaniments such as corn-on-the- cob, French bread and green salad.

Serves 6 to 8.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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We are from the Kitchener area and are north of Houston Texas at the moment, I was thrilled to go into a small grocery store and find pigtails, a rare find. Need less to say they came home with me for a delightful feast. So tasty.

over 10 years ago

For all the times we have enjoyed home made pig tails with red cabbage and sour kraut. You will just love the sticky honey brown sauce. You can't find a better way to entertain your friends and family.

about 5 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 71g (2.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 6960% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 25mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Sugars g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 2% Iron 5%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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