It's Spring Break here, and I'm wanting to keep the kitchen as clean as possible. Which means, the least amount of dishes, the better! So, I decided to have a try at using a crock pot to cook dinner for the week. Now, I'm wondering why I didn't try it sooner! Very few dishes, and fantastic meals!
Last night I decided to try a pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw, my family loved it. It also filled them up quickly, which is hard to do it seems. And, we have left overs! Perfect for lunches for the week. :)
Approximately 8 1/2 Hours total
Serves Approximately 20
Pork Sandwiches with Cole Slaw
1 Five-Pound Boneless Pork Loin Roast, Trimmed.
1 1/2 Cup Water
3 Cups Barbecue Sauce (My husband makes all of our bbq sauce)
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
2 Tablespoons Hot Sauce
1 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
2 1/2 Cups Packaged Cabbage-and-Carrot Coleslaw (This is NOT prepared coleslaw, it is bagged cabbage and carrot.)
1/4 Cup Canola Mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon White Vinegar
1/4 Teaspoon Sugar
1/8 Teaspoon Salt
20 Hamburger Buns
1. Place pork and water in a 3 to 4 quart electric slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 7 hours or until meat is tender. (I left mine in for the 7 hours and that was it. Came out PERFECT!)
2. Drain the pork, discarding all the liquid. Return the pork to the slow cooker; shred with 2 forks. After shredding, stir in Barbecue sauce, Brown Sugar, Hot Sauce, Freshly Ground Pepper. Cover and cook on LOW for 1 hour.
3. Combine coleslaw, Mayonnaise, Vinegar, Sugar and Salt in a bowl; toss well. (I purchased predone coleslaw to keep from having to mix all these ingredients.)
4. Place about 1/3 cup pork mixture and about 2 tablespoons slaw on bottom half of each bun; cover with bun tops.
These were absolutely delicious and everyone cleaned their plates of them. Not a single portion of this dish was wasted. I HIGHLY recommend this for anyone! :)
When you try it, leave a comment with how it turned out for you!
Have a delicious night! :)