Sunday, June 6, 2010

BBQ pulled pork sandwiches

We have had a lot of foreign foods lately and it seems like this is the most domestic food we have had in a while. It is a pretty easy recipe if you have a crock-pot (which by the way are amazing) but good food does take a little time to make, so start this one early. Remember, patience is a virtue.

Wade's critique: This recipe was a very easy but delicious and it didn't take long at all to prep. it but it takes some time for it to cook. This easily gets a: B+

Mom's critique: Very easy prep. The end result was good, but I would definitely go the extra mile and get the sauce she recommends. Our sauce was a bit bland (Walmart brand Honey Bbq sauce). I am also going to use the pickles and coleslaw next time to see how it affects the final product. Final grade: B (but will regrade this one once I try it with a new sauce)

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches
3 lb. boneless pork shoulder
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Kosher salt
Black pepper
Smoked paprika or liquid smoke
1-1 1/2 bottles BBQ Sauce
About 12 high-quality rolls
Thick-cut dill pickle slices

Rinse pork roast well in cold water and trim of excess fat. This is important because sometimes, boneless pork shoulder (and bone-in pork shoulder, for that matter) can take on kind of an icky fishy odor and a lot of that smell is in the juices and the fat. Pat dry. Sprinkle roast with seasonings and place in your slow cooker. Add about 1/2 inch of water and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
When the roast has cooked, drain liquid and then return to the slow cooker and shred. Pour enough sauce over the meat so it's well-incorporated but not soupy. Return the lid to the crockpot and heat through.
When ready to serve, slice rolls and add meat. Top with coleslaw and a few slices of dill pickle.


  1. Crockpot cooking...always a favorite. Keep 'em coming; you're preparing my menu for next week. :)

  2. Yumm - this sounds like something I can do without my kitchen. Definitely going to try it. Wade do you ever remember coming to my Primary class as a 7 yr old? I remember you. It was always a treat to have you there. And I am very impressed with this blog!


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