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What's Cookin'? Heather's Pulled Pork Sandwiches

"It's stupid simple."

I love getting recipes submitted. Not only does it give me a chance to showcase someone else's talent in the kitchen, but it gives me ideas for future dinners.

So tonight I bring you pulled pork sandwiches, submitted by Heather Brooke, who also blogs for Patch (check out her blog on or ). Anyway, she uses her crock pot, which I've mentioned before that I love using in the summer ( and ).

Quick Fix
What You Need

  • 6- to 7-pound pork butt
  • 3 18 oz. bottles of BBQ sauce (or 6 to 7 cups of your own making)
  • Cider vinegar
  • Tabasco sauce
  • Salt & Pepper

What to Do: Salt and pepper your pork butt (and if you're a member of our family make copious jokes involving pork and butt). Place pork butt in slow cooker and cover with BBQ sauce. Cook on high for 7 hours or low on 10-12. 

Remove pork from slow cooker, place in large bowl and using two forks (or your fingers) pull the pork off the bone and discard. Skim the fat off the sauce still in the slow cooker using a wide spoon. Add cider vinegar and tabasco to sauce to taste. We didn't add any because we loved the taste of the BBQ sauce we used. Add enough sauce to the pork to keep it moist and serve on rolls of your choosing. 

We used small ciabatta rolls so we could each eat two sandwiches without guilt.  My sister suggested adding coleslaw directly to the sandwich. I'm not sure about that, but it would definitely make an excellent side.

Alas, it was a crazy busy day for all of us, so just sandwiches for dinner, though we snacked through the afternoon on veggies so I don't feel too guilty about skipping a healthy side tonight. There's at least a whole second meal's worth of pulled pork in our freezer and enough in the fridge for lunch for me tomorrow! 

Excuse the photo of the finished product, I was so hungry I actually took a bite, remembered I had to take a photo and turned the sandwich around before snapping a poorly composed and poorly lit pic.

ejota August 06, 2011 at 05:24 AM
Seems like a tasty recipe. One question - why do you have to use Heather's crock pot?

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