Besides the cheeseburger (and Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Sandwich), I think the a pulled pork sandwich is one of the best warm sandwiches out there. Load tons of saucy pulled pork between 2 buns and I am a happy girl. So happy. Pharrel William’s Happy.
A pulled pork sandwich can be as simple as slapping some pulled pork between two slices of thick white bread before you sloppily dive in. Or a pile of pulled pork can be loaded up with a vinegary crunchy slaw and topped off with a toasted seeded bun. Either way, you are going to be satisfied and happy.
And that is why Price makes us pulled pork pretty regularly. Maybe, every 6 weeks. We spy the meat department for sales on pork butt/pork shoulders and grab them up when there is a great deal. And then have delicious meals for a few lunches and dinners. And maybe even breakfast since adding pulled pork to some hash browns and throwing an over easy egg on top is a killer brunchy meal.
This is one of those recipes that isn’t really a recipe, which is why I haven’t actually shared it before, although we eat it ALL THE TIME. Just 3 things. That is all you need. Perfect kind of ‘recipe’ to me… pork butt, beer, and BBQ sauce. And you can’t really get bored eating it as you can change it up every time! Use a different beer (or if you don’t drink beer then use soda- Dr Pepper is pretty good in it) or a different BBQ sauce. Sometimes I combine a few different BBQ sauces. We typically have like 6 different BBQ sauces open at any given time so I often combine some favorites (Dinosaur BBQ’s, Sweet Baby Ray’s, anyone of Kraft‘s sauces) to create the ultimate smokey, honey, spicy sauce. Or a spicy, mustardy, tangy sauce. Or a hot, sweet, peppery sauce. Well, you get the picture…
But here I go finally sharing a favorite of ours as wrap up the (sadly) overlooked last races of my Sprint Cup Snacks series. I was thinking this would be a perfect dish to make for NASCAR’s second race held at Talladega Superspeedway. The second race of the season is held in October and I think we’re all really starting to crave some easy, comforting meals as the weather starts to get cooler. Well, it might not be that cold in Alabama then but at least the October race is cooler than May race (when I shared awesome BBQ Chip Shake and Bake Drumsticks). to be honest, this recipe is great year round so just dig in and enjoy!
The Simplest Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Makes 10-12 servings (sandwiches)
- 6-8 pound pork butt
- 1 12-ounce beer, such as a Stout or an IPA
- 1 18-ounce bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce
- Place the pork butt in a 5+ quart slow cooker.
- Pour the beer over the pork butt. Then slather the pork butt with just enough BBQ sauce to cover it.
- Cook for 8 hours on low heat.
- Remove the bone and any areas that are too fatty. Then shred the pork with 2 forks. Add the rest of the BBQ sauce and then enjoy. The pulled pork is great in a sandwich, in hash, on top of mashed potatoes, or on some cheesy fries. NOMS!