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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

my favorite sandwich

Last week I bought a crock pot, specifically to make something I like a lot--pulled pork.  I know I didn't have to have the crock pot, there are other ways, but I did get a bargain.  It was on sale for 19 dollars.  I had 30% off that and a coupon to take 10 more dollars off so you can do the math there!   Last night I started the process by placing a pork roast in the cooker about 9:00 P.M.  I just put salt and pepper on it and poured 1 and 1/2 cups of cider vinegar over it.  I set it on low and went to bed!  This morning it looked like this.

At 9:00 A.M I took it out and shredded it with a fork.  It just fell to pieces when I touched it!  I made a mixture containing brown sugar, hot sauce and the juice left in the cooker and put it all back into the crock pot. 
I shared some with the people at Gibson Tax Service at lunch and left some in the fridge for my Mom and Dad.  It was so easy I don't know why I haven't tried it before!  Here's the recipe I used.   This recipe is from Christy Jordan's Southern Plate.
(I left out the pepper flakes.)

  • Pork Roast (approximately 5 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups cider vinegar (that is one and a half cups, not eleven cups )
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  1. Put roast in slow cooker and sprinkle salt and pepper over. Pour cider vinegar over. Cover with lid and cook on low for twelve hours (I cook it overnight). Remove pork roast and shred with forks (this will be very easy). Drain juices from slow cooker, reserving two cups of liquid. Return pork to slow cooker. To the reserved liquid add: Brown sugar, hot sauce, and crushed pepper flakes. Stir well. Pour over shredded pork and place lid back on. Place on low or warm setting until ready to serve. Can be made ahead of time and refrigerated, reheating in the microwave.
  2. I estimate this to make enough for about eight sandwiches, give or take.
  3. *This sauce is not spicy. If you prefer a spicier sauce double the hot sauce and crushed red pepper flakes. Add more to taste.

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