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Friday, June 25, 2010

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches (bakinglikebetty)




2-3 lb pork shoulder/pork butt
½ medium onion, thinly sliced
½ c ketchup
1/3 c apple cider vinegar
¼ c brown sugar
¼ c (4 Tbsp) tomato paste*
1½ Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1½ Tbsp mustard
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
¾ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
3/8 c water
1 (18 oz) bottle of Sweet Baby Ray's Hickory and Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce
Soft sandwich rolls (Use Cheri Yorgason’s)

Place onion on the bottom of a slow cooker with pork shoulder, trimmed of any obvious excess fat, on top of the onions. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all remaining ingredients (except Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce) to form the barbecue sauce. Pour sauce over the pork until well covered. Cook over low heat for about 10 hours (or high heat for 5 hrs). Remove pork to a large bowl and shred with two forks. Discard any liquid from the slow cooker and transfer meat back in. Pour in BBQ sauce and give a good stir. Let cook for an hour on low before serving. Pulled pork can be held on the “warm” setting in the slow cooker for serving. Serve on soft sandwich rolls, topped with extra barbecue sauce. Serves 6.

*1 ice cube of tomato paste = 1½ Tbsp; really full = 2 Tbsp (10 Tbsp in 6 oz can)

Ideas for leftover pork from Family Spice:

1. Mix it in your macaroni and cheese.
2. Crown your baked potato with a scoop.
3. Make a batch of pulled pork nachos.
4. Try some pulled pork enchiladas.
5. Stir some into your next batch of chili.
6. Top your salad with some bbq goodness.
7. Dollop the pork into baby lettuce cups or endive for a gluten-free treat.
8. Wrap them in gyoza and make some pulled pork won tons or dumplings.
9. Go one-step further and roll them with cabbage to make pulled pork egg rolls.
10. Stuff it in an omelette for a cowboy breakfast.
11. Combine it with queso for a game-day dip.
12. Go Cajun and serve it over rice and beans.
13. Smother some over your french fries and top with cheese.
14. Bake your pulled pork into a quiche.




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