Tuesday, July 6, 2010

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Did everyone have a wonderful 4th?
We had a great time with good friends and amazing food.

Our menu came from one of my favorite food blogs ever, Our Best Bites
We had BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches, holy yummy and super easy.

I went out on a limb and made coleslaw. We are not a coleslaw loving family, but Our Best Bites promised that it was the right thing to do, and they were right.

By the time we were eating the leftovers, my Coleslaw hating husband was piling it on top of his sandwich, just like they suggested.

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
Memphis-style Coleslaw
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.

Don't worry, I wont leave you hanging about that amazing Coleslaw, it's coming tomorrow!

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