Wednesday, June 26, 2013

{the best} Pulled Pork Sandwiches

the BEST pulled pork sandwiches! 3 ingredients, 12 hours, and some BBQ and you'll have a happy crowd!

This past Saturday afternoon Jacob and I were doing our normal errands. We are usually good about planning the next weeks meals before we get in the car, but not this week. I advise against this practice; this is how you end up with 15 cans of cream of whatever soup, 4 packages of random style noodles, and multiples of everything else.

Jacob suggested pulled pork sandwiches. Um, yum. So I Googled what kind of meat to buy for the best pulled pork. The winner? Pork butt or shoulder. Deal. We opted for a 4 1/2 pound pork butt. It was only like $9.00. My theory is that if you go to the trouble, you might as well have lots of leftovers.

We put the pork butt, onion, and ginger ale in the crock pot and let that sucker slow cook for 12 hours and another 2 with the BBQ and it was pulled pork sandwich heaven. The pork was so tender and flavorful. We're already planning on making it again in a few weeks.

the BEST pulled pork sandwiches! 3 ingredients, 12 hours, and some BBQ and you'll have a happy crowd!


This would be a great make-ahead dish for your 4th of July parties too!

Pulled Pork Sandwiches 

4 lbs pork butt or shoulder
2 large onions
1 cup ginger ale
18 oz of your favorite BBQ sauce
Additional sauce for serving
8 to 12 buns

Slice the onion into chunks. Place 1/2 of the onion in the bottom of the crock pot. Place the pork butt on top of the onions. Top with remaining onions. Pour ginger ale over top. Cover and cook on low for 12 hours. 

After 12 hours, do a fork test to make sure the meat breaks apart very easily. If your pork butt is larger or older crock pot older, you may need to cook longer. 

Once nice and tender, remove meat and onion from crock pot and place on serving platter or 9 x 13 pan. Use 2 forks to shred meat. Remove any excess fatty pieces or bones. Drain liquid from crock pot. 

Place meat and onion back in crock pot. Add BBQ sauce and stir to coat. Let cook for another 2 to 4 hours on low.

Serve on hamburger buns with extra BBQ sauce.

Makes 8 to 12 sandwiches.

Source: Food.com

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Still need to plan your 4th of July party? Check out our summer series. This is alllll you need!


9 comments:

  1. Num, num, (insert mouth watering noises here)

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  2. I've never tried it with ginger ale, but I might have to! I usually throw the meat in a crockpot with some root beer. Something about the carbonation tenderizes the meat so well!

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    1. Do it! I think you're right - makes it super tender.

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  3. Lip-smackingly delicious Chelsea! And I often make this fantastic "pulled pork" recipe which uses pork cheeks so only 3 hours cooking required (and I use normal oranges too):

    http://helengraves.co.uk/2011/01/pork-cheek-tacos-with-blood-orange-and-chipotle/

    Please also check out my "kinda European Mexican supper":

    http://thebrusselscooker.blogspot.be/2012/11/a-kinda-mexican-supper.html

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  4. omgoodness, I loooove this! looks perfect! would be great if you shared it at my Sudnay Funday Linky Party!

    http://soozind.blogspot.com/2013/06/sunday-funday-linky-party-2.html

    *Susan @ Adventures in my Kitchen

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    1. Thanks, Susan! I missed your linky party; I'll have to catch it next week.

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