Thursday, May 9, 2013

Pulled Pork Sandwiches


With the warm weather every year comes even more cooking possibilities in large part due to my friend, the grill.  When David and I bought our house three years ago, one of the very first purchases we made was our Weber grill and we have certainly put it to use.  This weekend was supposed to kick off the summer grilling season with us hosting a family barbeque.  Apparently Mother Nature had other plans.  So while I won't be featuring my world famous (OK maybe just household famous) chicken & shrimp skewers, I will be serving up another summer time treat, pulled pork sandwiches.

The best part of these sandwiches is that they literally take 15 minutes of prep work.  The secret behind this no muss, no fuss recipe... let me introduce my other friend, the crock pot.  I have made these pulled pork sandwiches on many occasions using this recipe and they are always a hit, especially when cooking for crowds.  While you can get even more low-key and use a store bought barbeque sauce, I prefer to smother my pork butt in a homemade concoction. 

I hope you enjoy pulled pork sandwiches...a delicious solution to a rainy day problem!!


Pulled Pork Sandwiches

2 medium onions, chopped
1 cup ketchup
2/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup tomato paste
4 tablespoons paprika
1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper
4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
4 teaspoons salt
3 teaspoons black pepper
5 pounds pork butt, cut into 2 pieces
Rolls or buns

1. Combine all of the ingredients except the pork butt and the buns in a large slow cooker. Stir together with a spoon until well combined.  Add the 2 pieces of pork and place the lid on the slow cooker. Cook for 8 hours on low or until pork is tender and easily pulls apart from the bone.
2. Take two forks and shred the pork. Place the pork back into the slow cooker with the remaining sauce. Stir well and serve on rolls or buns.

**The ingredients in this recipe are definitely enough to feel a crowd.  If you want to make this for a weeknight meal just scale back proportionately. 

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