Monday, July 26, 2010
Tonight I was feeding a group of nine and there is nothing worse than having everyone come over and have my house stuffy and hot from turning the oven on. So crockpot recipes to the rescue. I have always been a fan of pulled pork sandwiches and the pork just falls apart after cooking for about five hours in the slow cooker. I came up with this recipe, it's pretty much a no brainer, anyone could do it, but the result is a major crowd pleaser. (I told them all to comment on this post so you would believe me.) I had two guests that ate two whole sandwiches. I was a little disappointed I didn't have any leftovers. But here's the best part of the story. I get a weekly email from a friend from church who summarizes all the weekly grocery store ads and sends them out to everyone. (This is super helpful, thanks Lonnie!) So because I knew I needed a pork roast I quickly scanned the email and found out that our local Mexican market, El Metate, had pork butt roast on sale for $.97. lb! Super bargain. So I headed over there, got a 4.5lb roast, plenty to make at least 10 sandwiches. While there I saw they had white corn on the cob 5 for $1.00! I walked out of there with my roast and 10 ears of corn for about $6.50! It was my lucky day. I mention this story because I don't usually get this lucky shopping, but also to remind you that pork roasts aren't very expensive, and this is a great, easy, and cheap way to feed quite a few people. You can also use pork shoulder. Try these today and thank me tomorrow!
Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Place in crockpot:
pork roast, salt and pepper both sides
1 yellow onion, chopped
barbeque sauce, enough to cover roast, (I use Sweet Baby Rays Hickory Honey, just use your favorite one.)
Cook on high for 5 hours
Take roast out of crokpot and place in bowl. The pork should just fall apart and will shred easily with a fork. As I shred it I pull out the big chunks of fat. Add more BBQ sauce or juice left over from cooking to moisten up meat. I also make sure to get the onions out of the juice and add it back to the meat.
Use any kind of sandwich rolls, I'm still looking for some that I love. Place pork and, for me, more BBQ sauce, on roll and enjoy.