Saturday, May 15, 2010

Recipe Time

Good Evening Humble Readers...

In honour of finally having my "Larder" page up and running, I am going to share an amazingly delicious and sooooo easy dinner.

My alternating cravings for carbs and protien lately have culminated in a whole lot of sandwiches.  Subs, hoagies, beef dips, and most recently... BBQ pulled pork.

I will confess that this recipe is a variation on Ree's Drip Beef sandwiches (which are absolutely to die for!), and the aromas that will eminate from your kitchen will have your neighbours knocking down your door.  This is a totally make-it-your-own recipe, and can be tweaked to whatever your favourite bbq flavours are and how many people you are serving.  I made this in the slowcooker overnight.

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Pork shoulder roast (or whatever is on sale)
Pickled Pepper rings (the red and yellow ones) with pickling liquid
Chicken stock
Minced garlic
Grill Seasoning
Large white onion
Your favourite bbq sauce

Slice the onion into rings, and separate.  Scatter over the bottom of your slowcooker.  Place the roast on top of the onions, and sprinkle with grill seasoning.  Add chicken stock until only about an inch of the roast is showing above the stock.  Add pickled pepper rings (I use about a cup of the rings) and pickling liquid (again, about a cup), and garlic.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours depending on the size of the roast.  You want it to shred easily.  When roast is done, drain off most of the stock and drippings (they make a great base for soup).  Shred the roast with a couple of forks, but don't over do it.  Add half a bottle of your favourite bbq sauce (I'm talking about a regular grocery store sized bottle, not the costco sized mega jug), and stir into the meat until well combined.  Serve on toasted rolls with dill pickles and some shredded cheese if you like.  Great with a salad. 

I set this up to cook overnight and when I woke up, I had actually be dreaming about the sandwiches because I could smell it even in my sleep.  Once I shredded the roast and added the bbq sauce, I left it in the slowcooker and allowed the flavours to combine.  These are sooooooo darn good.  The picture really doesn't do it justice, I'm sorry.

Guess what leftovers we're having tonight?  What are you having for dinner?

Now that my Beloved and I are on stay-cation, we are have big plans.  Check out the Mission Impossible page to see what's on the agenda. 


  1. No offense to what is I'm sure delicious for you...but the thought of meat is making me feel incredibly queasy lately. :-)

  2. Congratulations on the stay-cation :-) Hope you have good relaxation.

    Can't partake in the sandwich, but damn, you take gorgeous photographs.

  3. Ooooh, that sounds devine - I am having a go at that!

    Tonight I'm having Roasted freerange cornfed chicken with roasted taters, a medley of seasonal steamed veg and some delicious homemade gravy. Yum.

  4. Hoo, boo, that looks good. Mr S would love it, as he is a pork junkie. I'm more of a brisket girl. Wonder if I could do this with beef?

  5. Absolutely could be done with beef!

  6. Yum, Yum! We do something similar to this quite often and it is indeed delish!

    And, YES, to MrsSpock...we've made this type of recipe with a beef roast and even chicken (though the chicken doesn't need to cook as long) with great results.

    Glad you can enjoy this Mrs. G! For the first several months of my pregnancy, I couldn't do meat AT ALL...even the smell of it cooking sent me running to the loo. I tried to be forward thinking one day by putting a pot roast in the slow cooker since I was going to be gone all day...just trying to cut down on meal prep, you know? The smell was so noxious (only to me, of course!) that I had to sit OUTSIDE until I could air out the house because I couldn't sit indoors without being sick. Oy vey! Thank goodness that the weather was lovely! :)

  7. Oh God does that ever sound amazing!

  8. sounds delish! hope you are enjoying your staycation!

  9. I'm trying to catch up...I'm SO far behind.
    It look delicious! Every great recipe was inspired by something. ; )


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