Saturday, December 4, 2010

KITCHEN KREATIONS: Crock Pot BBQ Pulled Pork sandwiches with Coleslaw

WEEKEND FEAST: Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork sandwiches with coleslaw

So this morning I was messing around on foodnetwork.com's website and came across a Bobby Flay Throw Down video. He was making pulled pork sandwiches in this episode. Hmmm...
I've been on this mission for the hubby and I to start eating healthier by making more things at home and limiting ourselves to only going out to eat once per week. I watched the video and thought, I can do that. Then, I went to my 2nd favorite cooking site, Youtube, and typed in slow cooker pulled pork. You wouldn't believe the number of people with videos on how to cook pulled pork in a crock pot. So, I watched a few videos and dashed off to the grocery store. The results were amazing. Don't try this recipe if you are in a hurry or are starving. The pork cooks for hours on high in the crock pot, so we left to run some errands and when we got back, the house smelled heavenly. Hope you enjoy!

Ingredients
:
Slow cooker and disposable liner (works wonderfully!)
Cooking spray
Pork tenderloin
Meat rub seasoning (your preference - we used the Sweet and Spicy flavor)
1/2 cup apple juice
cole slaw package mix

Sauce: (I haven't learned how to make my own from scratch yet, so bear with me...)
2 bottles of BBQ sauce (again, the flavor is your preference - we used Sweet Baby Rays, Regular
& Honey BBQ)
2 Tbs brown sugar
1 Tbs ketchup
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp yellow mustard
2 Tbs olive oil
1 cap full of Apple Cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
  1. Line slow cooker with disposable liner and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Rinse pork tenderloin well with water and place in slow cooker
  3. Apply rub seasonings to meat. Coat well.
  4. Pour apple juice into crock pot around the meat being careful to not pour over the meat and rinse the seasoning off.
  5. Cover and cook pork in crock pot on high for 5 hours.
  6. Make cole slaw according to package directions. Refrigerate while meat is cooking.
  7. (If applicable) After cooked, pull pork from bone. Discard bone.
  8. Make BBQ sauce.

a. Mix all sauce ingredients in a pot and bring to boil.

b. Let boil for 2-3 minutes, then simmer on low heat until meat is ready.

9. Pour in BBQ sauce. Cook meat and sauce in crock pot for an additional hour to let flavors
integrate.
10. Make sandwich being sure to place coleslaw on top.

Enjoy!!!


Thanks for the inspiration, Bobby!!!

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