I spent the past week back in Utah visiting my sister and her new baby Sophia...and Caroline and all the other friends I've been missing so much since moving to DC. It feels like I've been gone for ages and like I never left. Kind of surreal.
One night our friend Lindsey hosted a picnic in my honor and made these pulled pork sandwiches, one of her many specialties. So we thought we'd share it with you.
Summer is just around the bend and that means family reunions, birthday parties, pool parties, bbqs, neighborhood picnics, and a whole number of other group events. This is a great recipe to double if you are having such an event and need to feed the masses. Everyone is always way impressed--these sandwiches are very tasty and extremely easy to make. Plus the presentation looks great with colorful red cabbage and fancy ciabatta bread buns from Walmart. These buns are the best kept secret at Walmart. They are found in the bakery section and are great on any sandwich. The key to a good sandwich is good meat, good bread, and good cheese. Everything else you put on a sandwich is pretty much the same.
Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Recipe by Lindsey
Pictures by Caroline
Makes 7-10 Sandwiches
1 3-4lb Pork Roast
4 cups BBQ Sauce ( I used Sweet Baby Rays Award Winning Sauce)
1/2 cup Salsa
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
salt and pepper
- Cook pork roast on low for 8 hours or on high for 5 hours in a crock pot. Drain juices and shred the pork.
- Mix bbq sauce, salsa, brown sugar, and salt and pepper in with the shredded pork and cook an additional 2-4 hours on low. (I usually don't measure out the ingredients but just mix it to taste. If you want it sweeter add more sugar. If you want more zing add more salsa).
- Assemble sandwiches on lightly toasted ciabatta bread and top with slaw, pepperjack cheese, and sliced red onions
1 1/2 cups chopped red cabbage
2 tablespoons vinegar
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
- Chop red cabbage and add vinager, oil, and salt and mix together. Place in refridgerator for 1/2 hour or overnight.