Sunday, September 26, 2010

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Today we decided to spend the day at home, relaxing and watching football. With football season also comes crock pot season. Which means it's the perfect time for homemade pulled pork.

Marc headed out to tip top, our favorite butcher shop, and returned with 5 pounds of boneless pork shoulder. Which means that now we have a lot of pulled pork to eat this week. Luckily I planned ahead and saved some pork without seasoning for future dinners this week.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches
from Fine Cooking

  • 1 large yellow onion, halved and sliced
  • 3/4 cup jarred tomato salsa (medium)
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbs chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4-5 pounds boneless pork shoulder, trimmed
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • sandwich rolls or hamburger buns for serving
Put onion, salsa, vinegar, sugar, cumin, chili powder and salt into your slow cooker. Mix well. Add the pork shoulder, rotating to coat with sauce. Turn slow cooker on high and let cook for 5 hours.

When pork shoulder pulls apart easily, remove from slow cooker and place on a cutting board. Using forks, shred pork. In a small bowl mix 2 tbsp tomato paste, 2 tbsp cider vinegar and 1 cup of juices from the slow cooker. Whisk until combined. Add pulled pork and mix well, adding more juices from the slow cooker if needed.

Put pork onto hamburger bun or sandwich roll and enjoy.

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