Saturday, March 16, 2013

10 Steps To Amazing Pulled Pork Sandwiches

"The way to a man's heart is through his stomach." - (old saying, still true.)

     I've ALWAYS been a sucker for a great pulled pork sandwich. Cost used to never be an issue. It was about the sandwich. The meat. The sauce. Flash forward to now and the only thing that has changed is that cost IS an issue. The remaining three are still non-negotiable. Yet, I have the will, and my friends, where there is a will, there is DEFINITELY a way. We've been through many, many barbecue sauces and have landed on Sweet Baby Ray's. It's right up our alley and is to die for. We also had a crock pot that was never used (fear of the unknown). The day came when we had to make a choice. So we tossed in a $5 pork shoulder with some basic instructions,......and the rest my good people, history. Here it is in 10 easy steps. 

The Cheeky Daddy's 10 Steps to Amazing Pulled Pork Sandwiches
(prep time: 20-25 minutes   -   cook time 6-7 hours)
1. Drop in a pork shoulder/roast (bone or boneless), and pour about 1" of orange juice in a crock pot. 
2. Sprinkle brown sugar along the top side. 
3. Cover and place on low for around 6-7 hours. 
4. Remove cooked meat to a tray 'n grab two forks. 
5. Pull that pork (removing unwanted fat). 
6. Keep piles separate and gaze at the glorious ease. 
7. Wipe down the inside of crock pot with paper towel 'n put meat back inside over some BBQ sauce. 
8. Pour desired amount of sauce over top of meat and mix in. 
9. Toast your favorite sandwich roll (via pan, broiler, etc). 
10. Serve 'em up with another dash of the BBQ sauce if needed. 

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   It's that easy and it's that heavenly. I have not purchased a pulled pork sandwich since. True story. Now get to it. 

1 comment:

  1. Hey Jason! This is a great post! I like to cook too! Awesome step-by-step pictures (which is EXACTLY what I need)! I am going to give this a try!