Pulled Pork Sandwiches
These sandwiches are great for nights where everyone is on a different dinner schedule. Serve the sandwiches with a green salad, fresh fruit or steamed veggies — and you have a pretty healthy meal. Add some french fries … and you’ve got a great tasting meal!
2 lbs. Pork Tenderloin (I buy the double pack at Costco. I use one pack (2 pork loins) and throw the other one in the freezer)
1 1/2 cups of your favorite BBQ Sauce
1 cup water
1 Sweet Onion, thinly sliced
Sandwich Rolls – your preference (Ciabatta, Onion rolls, Trader Joe’s Pretzel Rolls)
1. Slice the pork loin into 2 or 3 inch hunks. Add sliced onion, pork, BBQ Sauce and water to a crock pot. Set crock pot to low and let it cook all day (at least 9 hours).
2. Using a slotted spoon, transfer pork and onions to a large shallow bowl. Using two forks, shred the pork. Depending on preference, you may want to spoon extra liquid from crock pot over the shredded pork, being careful not to make pork too juicy for bread (soggy).
3. Serve pulled pork on your choice of sandwich roll. Serve with extra BBQ sauce.
- I buy Pork Tenderloin at Costco. It comes in a double pack. Each pack contains two pork loins. I use one pack for this recipe and stick the other in the freezer.
- Our preferred BBQ Sauce is Sweet Baby Rays.
- If you have a Trader Joe’s close by, the round Pretzel Rolls are great with pulled pork. The rolls come 4 to a pack.
William Sonoma sells a Chile Verde Starter (about $14) that makes a very flavorful meal when combined with pork or chicken. You can serve the chile verde with tortillas, over rice or just as a stew.
2 lbs. Pork Tenderloin or chicken breasts
1 1/2 Tbs. Canola Oil
Rice or Tortillas
Optional Condiments: Sour Cream, Cilantro, Avocado, Shredded Cheese
1. Cut pork or chicken Breasts into hunks.
2. Heat Canola Oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown pork or chicken.
3. Add browned pork or chicken to crockpot. Pour jar of Chile Verde over meat and heat on low, cooking for at least 8 hours.
4. When ready to serve, pull pork or chicken into chunks using two forks. Serve over rice. Or, serve with flour tortillas using desired garnish and condiments.