Since I am not a huge fan of red meat, especially pork and beef (ha ha) and I have a special disliking for barbecue, it is probably completely insane that I like Carolina Pulled Pork sandwiches. Since the very first time I tried one I fell in strong favor of them. I’m not sure if it’s the vinegary sauce or the coleslaw piled on top of the meat, but I really like it.
When I was perusing for last weeks “Freezer to Slow Cooker” recipes and came across a Carolina Pulled Pork, I wanted to give it a try. It definitely lived up to all of the things I like about it.
Carolina Pork Sandwiches
• 3-pound boneless pork roast
• 1 Tablespoon paprika
• 1 Tablespoon pepper
• 1 Tablespoon salt
• 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
• 1 cup cider vinegar
• ¾ cup ketchup
• 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
Combine all the ingredients in a zip top freezer bag. Freeze. Remove from freezer the day before you want to serve it. Place all contents in slow cooker and cook on high for 6 to 7 hours or low for about 8-9 hours, until pork is done. Remove pork and shred. Add shredded pork back into the slow cooker. Stir into the sauce / juices. Serve on sandwich buns, with coleslaw topping the meat.
I personally used a bag of slaw mix and a jar of prepared slaw dressing. I added some green onions, celery seed, and black pepper to the slaw. I served on whole grain sandwich buns with oven fried French fries as a side.
The girls and The Hubs all commented on how really tangy this recipe was. I have to admit that it really did cause quite a pucker… I’m not sure if I would cut down on the vinegar the next time or not. Everyone ate at least one sandwich!
I got this recipe from http://www.savingyoudinero.com/2012/09/17/part-3-1-hour-1-mess-5-crock-pot-meals/.
We will be having these again, for sure!