I love pork! Porky, pork, pork. As I say this, I imagine myself much like Ron Burgundy, but waving a spare rib instead of scotch. My love of pork knows no bounds.
I found a little pork leg roast on sale at my local grocery store for $1.99 per lb, not so bad! So discounted pork + slow cooker = magically delicious pulled pork sandwiches. Add in some oven fries and coleslaw and you can make a full meal out of it. And it’s so easy too!
Pulled Pork Sandwiches – on ciabatta rolls
(made from my standard ciabatta recipe: https://fullbellyfullwallet.wordpress.com/2012/11/04/broccoli-cheddar-soup-in-bread-bowls-sunday-soup-day-rides-again/)
Makes 6 sandwiches – cost approx $.71 per sandwich!
- 1 1/2 lb pork, cut into 1″ – 2″ pieces – a shoulder cut or leg cut would be good, such as picnic shoulder, Boston butt or a leg roast ($2.99)
- salt – to taste
- black pepper – to taste
- 1 onion, sliced thinly ($.25)
- 2 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar ($.12)
- 1/2 cup ketchup ($.12)
- 1-2 cups water – enough water to come half way up the sides of the braising pork
- 2 Tbs flour
This recipe is super easy. You just put everything but the flour in your slow cooker and let it go for 8-12 hours on high. (I did mine overnight, there’s nothing like waking up to the smell of braising pork!) When you get back to it, take out the garlic cloves and bay leaf.
Drain off the liquid into a fat separator. Take the fat off the top and then heat it in a saute pan. Add in the flour to make a little roux. Whisk in the rest of the braising liquid and bring to a simmer. Add back the pork and shred the meat into the sauce, let simmer for 5 minutes or so. Check the seasonings and dig in!