I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Pulled Pork Sandwiches with coleslaw

You can make it easier buy using your favorite BBQ sauce, but I think making your own makes it over the top tasty.  I do love no fuss slow cooker meals, especially when making it for a party.  Making your own hamburger buns will even make this better.

(serves 8-10)

Pulled Pork Ingredients:
*2 teaspoons olive oil
*1 (4 pound) pork shoulder roast
*1 tablespoon butter, melted
*1/2 sweet onion, chopped very fine
*3 garlic cloves, minced
*1 1/4 cup ketchup
*1 1/4 cup tomato sauce
*1/2 cup brown sugar
*1/2 cup Italian red wine vinegar
*1/4 cup dark molasses
*1\2 teaspoons hickory-flavored liquid smoke
*1/4 teaspoon chili powder
*1/4 teaspoon paprika
*1/4 teaspoon celery seed
*1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
*1/2 - 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (depending on how spicy you want it)
*1/2 teaspoon sea salt
*1/2 teaspoon pepper
*1 teaspoon dried thyme
*1 teaspoon yellow mustard

Coleslaw Ingredients: (optional)
*1/2  head green cabbage, shredded
*1 carrot, grated
*1/2  red onion, thinly sliced
*1/8 cup dijon mustard
*3/4 cups mayonnaise
*1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar (can use white vinegar too)
*Juice from 1/2 small lemon
*1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
*1/4 teaspoon celery seed
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

*8-10 hamburger buns

Coleslaw Directions:
~Combine all ingredients and mix well.
~Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

Pulled Pork Directions:
~Pour vegetable oil into a skillet over medium-high heat.
~Place pork roast into skillet and cook about 2-3 minutes on both sides.
~Remove from heat.
~Place melted butter, onion, garlic, ketchup, tomato sauce, brown sugar, red wine vinegar, molasses, liquid smoke, chili powder, paprika, celery seed, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, thyme & mustard into the slow cooker.
~Stir ingredients together.
~Place seared roast into slow cooker.
~Cover and cook on high for 6-7 hours.
~Remove pork roast from slow cooker
~Shred meat using two forks.
~Return meat to slow cooker.

Making the Sandwich:
~Spread butter on the inside of all of the hamburger buns.
~Toast buns, butter side down, in a large skillet over medium-low heat until golden brown.
~Spoon bbq pork onto bottom buns.
~Spoon desired amount of coleslaw over top of cheese.
~Place top bun on and enjoy.

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