Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Southern Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Pin It I have been looking for an easy Pulled Pork Sandwich recipe for a long time. I think I've found it in this adaptation of a Martha Stewart recipe. What she has done to shorten the cooking time is to break the butt in 4 sections so it will cook faster. If you have never tried Pulled Pork, do...you will be in heaven. This sandwich is a typical dish from North Carolina, which adds coleslaw to the sandwich, but there are many variations. Granted if you could cook it in a smoker all day long, like my son does, I'm sure it would be better...but how many of us do? The leftovers just get better as the week goes on!


Ingredients

Serves 8

1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp.paprika
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
Coarse salt and ground pepper
3 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut into 4 equal pieces
1 1/2 cups cider vinegar
4 garlic cloves, minced
8 soft sandwich rolls, split
barbecue sauce, for serving (See below)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with racks in lower and upper positions.

In a small bowl, combine sugar, cayenne, 1 tablespoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper.

Place pork in a 5-quart Dutch oven or large heavy-bottomed pot; rub with spice mixture.

In a medium bowl, combine vinegar, garlic, and 1/2 cup water; pour over pork. Cover pot, and place in oven on lower rack. Bake until pork is very tender and separates easily when pulled with a fork, 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

Transfer pork to a work surface, reserving pan juices. With two forks, shred meat.

Transfer to a large bowl, and toss with pan juices to moisten (you may not need all the juices). Pile pork on rolls, and top with barbecue sauce. Serve with coleslaw

Barbecue Sauce

1 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup catsup
3 TB dark brown sugar
1 TB yellow mustard
1 TB molasses
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1 tsp. salt

Combine in a saucepan and cook until sugar melts. Put in a squeeze bottle and drizzle sauce over pork

Makes 2 cups


1 comment:

  1. mmmmmmmm! yummy! and if you REALLY want to be authentic... give the meat a couple hours in a smoker.

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