Are you looking for a great budget friendly stretching recipe to serve to a crowd? Or one that freezes really well? I have some tricks to teach you so that your meat will be moist, tender and stay that way!
I like to serve my slow cooked pulled pork sandwiches with my own fabulous creation of spices along with a side of BBQ sauce for those who like that on their bun also. That way – EVERYONE is HAPPY.
Come see my tips on how to make this for a group, your family or just because for the next scrumptious meal from YOUR kitchen!
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Optional BBQ Sauce
5 – 6 pounds bone in shoulder or boneless pork picnic roast (can be one piece of meat, or two as shown here)
1-3 onions, depending on how large they are
2-4 Tablespoons oil
1 envelope onion soup mix
1 Tablespoon Montreal steak seasoning
2 Tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
Slice the onions to about 1/2″ thick and lay in the bottom of the crock pot.In a large heavy bottom pan, heat the oil.
Put the pork in and brown well.
Turn and continue to brown on all sides. This step gives a wonderful flavor to your meat.Place the pork roast on top of the onion slices.Evenly pour the onion soup mix, Montreal steak seasoning and Balsamic vinegar over the top of the pork.Cook on low until the pork is completely cooked through and shreds easily. *This is after the ‘normal done cooking temperature’. About 8-9 hours.Remove the pork from the crock pot/slow cooker and shred.I LOVE these Bear Paws for shredding meat. If you’re interested you can click HERE to check them out!
Strain the juices from the pork IF storing the meat overnight, a few days or to the freezer, put the shredded pork in a zip lock bag – according to the portions you desire.
Then, with pour the strained juices over the meat (do NOT add in the BBQ sauce with this step!) which will keep the meat moist and tender.Use the meat within 4-6 months for best results. Thaw properly in the refrigerator and warm slowly when ready to serve.After shredding, you can add in BBQ sauce and serve as prepared BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches
OR serve as Pulled Pork Sandwiches with just the right amount of spice and flavor.
***I like to serve BBQ sauce on the side for those who like sauce; then they can put it on their sandwich and it also accommodates those who don’t.
Carrie Groneman’s recipe. Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2016
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