Sunday, September 1, 2013

Best Ever Pulled Pork Sandwiches

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3-4 lb pork roast
2 onions chopped
16oz of your favorite BBQ sauce
6-8 oz of your favorite BBQ sauce, we like Sweet Baby Rays Sweet & Spicy (set aside)

Sandwich Buns

Place pork roast, onions and 16 oz of BBQ sauce in crock pot and cook on low 6-8 hours.  Remove from crock pot and shred with forks. Do not return to crock pot.  In separate bowl toss meat with remaining 6-8oz of sauce or drizzle this sauce over pork once its on the buns.  Then toast buns, place meat on buns and top with coleslaw.  The coleslaw is awesome so don't skip it!!

Dead Simple Slaw

I use the 16-ounce bag of pre-shredded cabbage
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 large green bell pepper, finely chopped 
1 large carrot, coarsely grated
1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
1/3 cup cider vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar

Toss all vegetables in a large bowl with 1 teaspoon each of salt and pepper.  Whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, and sugar, then toss with the slaw.  Chill, covered, stirring occasionally, at least 1 hour (for vegetables to wilt and flavors to blend).

Recipe adapted from Smitten Kitchen 

Big Al's K.C. Bar-B-Q Sauce 
*haven't tried this yet, but I want to

2 cups ketchup
2 cups tomato sauce
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup unsulfured molasses
4 teaspoons hickory-flavored liquid smoke (I use mesquite)
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (I use 1/4 teaspoon)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

In a large saucepan over medium heat, mix together the ketchup, tomato sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, molasses, liquid smoke and butter.  Season with garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, paprika, celery seed, cinnamon, cayenne, salt and pepper.

Reduce heat to low, and simmer for up to 20 minutes.  For thicker sauce, simmer longer and for thinner, less time is needed. 

Recipe is from Allrecipes