Thursday, February 3, 2011

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Crock pot meals - gotta love how easy they are. This was our first try at BBQ pulled pork in a slow cooker, and it was a success. Double or triple the recipe to serve to a large crowd. The original recipe is from Good Housekeeping Magazine, but I did use some substitutions because I didn't have all the ingredients at home. Enjoy!

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup ketchup (or tomato paste)
2 tablespoons sweet paprika
2 tablespoons Worchestershire sauce
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard or yellow mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/4 teaspoons ground black pepper
2-4 pound boneless pork shoulder blade roast, cut into 4 pieces OR 1.7-2 lb tenderloin

1. In 4 1/2- to 6-quart slow-cooker pot, stir onion, BBQ sauce, ketchup, vinegar, applesauce, brown sugar, paprika, Worcestershire, mustard, salt, and pepper until combined. Add pork to sauce mixture and turn to coat well with sauce.2. Cover slow cooker with lid and cook pork mixture on low setting as manufacturer directs, 8 to 10 hours or until pork is very tender. (The one I did was a 1.7 lb tenderloin, and it was done around 4-5 hours)
3. With tongs, transfer pork to large bowl. Turn setting on slow cooker to high; cover and heat sauce to boiling to thicken and reduce slightly.
4. While sauce boils, with 2 forks, pull pork into shreds. Return shredded pork to slow cooker and toss with sauce to combine. Cover slow cooker and heat through on high setting if necessary.
5. Spoon pork mixture onto bottom of sandwich buns or bread, and serve.


Jessica SG said...

After making this a second time, I'm not sure this is the absolute best pulled pork recipe...I'll keep it posted though because it is still good, just not out-of-this-world awesome. I have heard about a root beer pulled pork recipe that is fantastic, I'll have to try that next.

QuickFit said...

I made the best pulled pork with Root Beer last week. Adam was very impressed. I will have to share the recipe with u because it tasted sooooo good and was soooo easy!