Pulled pork sandwich with homemade coleslaw
This sandwich is well worth the wait , and the savory aroma of slow-cooked pulled pork will have your mouth watering long before you take your first bite .
Start to finish : 9 hours ( 1 hour active ) Servings : 8
For the pulled pork 3 / 4 cup ketchup 1 / 2 cup apple cider vinegar 1 / 4 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 pork shoulder ( about 2 pounds ) Salt and pepper , to taste
For the coleslaw 1 small green cabbage , finely chopped 1 small red cabbage , finely chopped 2 large carrots , finely chopped
1 / 2 cup Greek yogurt 1 / 4 cup mayonnaise 1 / 4 cup sour cream 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon celery salt 1 teaspoon mustard powder
Salt and pepper , to taste
For the sandwich Hamburger buns or a bread of your choice 8 slices of Swiss cheese ( optional ) 4 pickles cut into 16 slices ( optional )
1 . In a bowl , mix all the ingredients for the pulled pork except the meat . Place the pork shoulder in a slow cooker , and season generously with salt and pepper . Add the sauce then cover and cook at the lowest setting for 8 to 10 hours .
2 . In the meantime , mix the cabbage and carrots in a large bowl . In another bowl , mix the other ingredients for the dressing . Pour the dressing over the vegetables and mix well . Adjust the seasoning as needed and set aside in the fridge .
3 . When the pork is done cooking , gently remove the shoulder from the slow cooker and place it in a large bowl . Using two forks , shred the pork . Pour some of the liquid from the slow cooker over the meat as you go to adjust the consistency .
4 . Pour the remaining liquid into a small pot , and bring it to a boil . Lower the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the sauce thickens .
5 . To assemble the sandwiches , spread a bit of sauce on each bottom slice of bread . Add a slice of cheese and two pickle slices , then place about 1 / 2 cup of shredded pork on top . Garnish with coleslaw , then finish assembling the sandwich with the top slice of bread .
June 2022 | Valdosta Scene 45