Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sweet & Tangy Pulled Pork Sandwiches

The other day, a friend of mine mentioned making Pulled Pork sandwiches and I thought I should give it a try.  There are many versions of pulled pork.  Here's an easy, tasty, recipe from Taste of Home.



Ingredients

  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 to 4 pounds) (I used pork tenderloins) seasoned with salt
  • 1 jar (18 ounces) apricot preserves (I used a 10 oz. jar)
  • 1 large onion, chopped (I used half of a large sweet onion)
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce (I used one tbsp reg. soy & 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • (I also added a tsp. of red pepper flakes and 3 whole garlic cloves which baked in their skins only to be slipped out and mashed in with the pulled pork at the end)
  • Hamburger buns, split, optional

Directions

  • Cut pork roast in half; place in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Combine
  • the preserves, onion, soy sauce and mustard; pour over roast. Cover
  • and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Remove meat; cool slightly. Skim fat from cooking juices (I didn't do this) . Shred pork
  • with two forks and return to slow cooker; heat through. Serve on
  • buns, if desired. Yield: 12 servings.

  • Recipe courtesy of Taste of Home.

To modify this recipe, I used pork tenderloins and cooked them in a casserole dish set in a 325 degree Fahrenheit oven for 4 hours.  At three and a half hours into the cooking, I pulled the pork out of the oven and pulled it apart with a fork.  By this time it was already tender enough to do so.  I put it back in the oven for another 30 minutes so that all of the juices incorporated with the pulled meat.  Delicious!
Nutrition Facts: 1/2 cup (calculated without buns) equals 296 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 248 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.

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4 comments:

Marguerite said...

Looks scrumptious! Thanks for the great recipe! Batten down the hatches, and stay safe in the storm!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds great! I love pulled pork:@)

southernlady64 said...

Love the Sunday funnies below and the dump cake looks wonderful, too. Pulled pork is a favorite at my house. We just love it. Have a great weekend.

Stephen said...

Gotta try it, thanks.