Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Last night I made the biggest pork roast in my crockpot! Did you see it? I'm not sure what pig it was from but I think it was the Big Daddy of squealers!
It's no secret my family is not cool with leftovers. I could make tacos again tonight. The Fireman wasn't home for Taco Tuesday. So I could potentially get away with it but leftover pork screams for one dish and one dish only!
Do you remember the first time you had pulled pork sandwiches? Not as a kid because that doesn't count. I didn't grow up eating it! And I surely didn't get to enjoy a beer with it! The Fireman reminded me that is was in San Francisco. Like I could forget!
He took me there for my first MLB game. It was the Giants vs Dodgers. I hadn't discovered the love of baseball yet. I was apprehensive. It was the best weekend of my life. The Fireman proposed at Candlestick Stadium. No it wasn't on a big screen. That's not us. It was so private that nobody around us knew.
That weekend I also had my first pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw on top. Just like the rest of my weekend, I wasn't sure if I would like it. Creamy coleslaw on BBQ pork? It was heaven! The two flavors marry together perfectly, complementing each other. Just like a good marriage!
Now my pulled pork is nothing special...really! I don't even make my own BBQ sauce although I have in the past. You can pull this meal together in no time.
First make the coleslaw. It needs just a little time to meld together. This is plain Jane coleslaw! I make an entirely different coleslaw for a side dish. I'm not saying you can't eat it alone (in fact The Fireman ate the remainder from the bowl) but this is not my "special coleslaw" this is just for pulled pork sandwiches.
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1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 TB rice vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
1 TB table sugar
1/2 bag (yes that's my measurement!) of coleslaw cabbage.
Mix mayo, sugar and vinegar in a large bowl.
Add cabbage. Mix well.
It will look like you don't have enough sauce but I promise you will have enough.
The cabbage will break down and the sauce will be perfect. Refrigerate while you make the sandwiches.
Take 4 cups of leftover pulled pork-
(don't have leftovers, no problem-might take five hours longer to make but here's the recipe for the Pork Roast)
Place pork in a large pan and reheat on medium heat.
Once warm, add about 3/4 cups of your favorite BBQ sauce. You want the meat covered but not soupy.
Place pork on toasted onion rolls. Pile coleslaw on top. Be generous with both!
Lick your fingers while you eat it! I promise it is mandatory!!!
Where did you eat your first Pulled Pork sandwich?
at 8:00 AM