I’m finally getting back in the kitchen now that my nausea has subsided for the most part, but I’m still avoiding red meat. This week hubs invited over 2 friends from work for dinner and game night so I put my newly-found vegetarianism on hold and opted to make these scrumptious sandwiches for dinner. The recipe is in the latest issue of Family Circle magazine.
slow cooker pulled pork sandwiches
Yield: 8 sandwiches
Serving Size: 1 sandwich
- 1 boneless, skinless pork shoulder roast (about 3.5 lb)
- 1 tsp seasoned salt (I used Accent)
- 1 tsp paprika
- 2 Tbsp canola oil
- For the sauce
- 1 Tbsp canola oil
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 cup vinegar
- 3/4 cup ketchup
- 1/3 cup packed, light brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp spicy brown mustard
- 8 buns (we used Ciabatta buns)
- Rub pork all over with seasoned salt and paprika. Heat oil in a large, nonstick skillet over med-high heat. Brown pork on all sides, 12 minutes.
- Sauce. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook 5 minutes. Stir in vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar and mustard. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
- Transfer pork to slow cooker; add sauce. Cover and cook on HIGH for 6 hours or LOW for 8 hours.
- Meanwhile, prepare coleslaw (see recipe below).
- Remove pork from slow cooker and allow to cool slightly. With 2 forks, shred meat, discarding fat. Stir pulled pork into sauce in cooker. Divide evenly among buns, topping with coleslaw.
- 3/4 cup light mayo
- 3 Tbsp cider vinegar
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp celery seed
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1 bag (1 lb) shredded coleslaw mix
- In a medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients except the coleslaw mix.
- Once blended well, add in coleslaw mix and toss until well coated. Refrigerate until serving.
I loved this easy coleslaw recipe and it wasn’t overly vinegary or creamy – both pluses in my book!
The guys loved it too! I think each guy had 2 sandwiches! I served them with maple baked beans, fresh corn on the cob and we had rootbeer floats for dessert. It was a great summertime meal and perfect for a game night!
By the way – I won our first game of Yahtzee by an landslide, beginners luck I guess!