Sunday, December 28, 2008
Pulled Pork Sandwiches
In 2004 on my journey to Nashville, TN I had the opportunity to try BBQ pulled pork in Kansas City. The tantalizing taste is a memory that has stuck with me for over 4 years.
This year I received a brand new slow cooker that beats the heck out of the little round one that's been sitting in the pantry for years. Before Christmas I bought a little pork roast that would be perfect for making 'pulled pork' should I receive the gift I most wanted. *thanks my sweet Santa*
2.5 to 3 lb roast
1 tsp of California seasoning (purchased at Overwaitea and is yummy on Steak too!)
1/2 medium onion
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1 to 2 cups of bbq sauce (depending on how much sauce you want on your pulled pork)
Place roast seasoned with garlic, paprika, onion, a sprinkle of California seasoning and a bit of water.
Cook on high for 4 hours, then on low for another 2 on low. Roll the roast at least once in this time.
Remove the roast from the slow cooker and start pull the pork apart with two forks.
Place the meat back in the slow cooker smothered with the other 1/2 of the onion and two cups of your favourite bbq sauce and let it continue to cook for another 2 hours.
By 6:30 p.m. both of us were anxiously awaiting to taste this delicious dish as the smell was putting our taste buds into overdrive!
We cut some thick slices of Calabrese bread, smothered it with the pulled pork and added some baked brown beans and coleslaw as the side dishes - we were in heaven and this is a dish that will be cooked again and again over the years in our home!
I knew that what I cooked yesterday would not have the same taste as what they served in Kansas but my goal was to come as close as possible - It was sweet success!!