Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Pulled Pork Sandwiches #CookoutWeek

We made the ultimate pulled pork sandwiches this weekend.  They were good for so many reasons. First the recipe for the pulled pork is for a crock pot.  You basically do two steps and you get a pot full of pulled pork.  

When making the pulled pork we used a new BBQ sauce from True Made Foods.  I think it might be a new favorite.  True Made Foods uses vegetables to make their products taste better and to sweeten them naturally, cutting added sugar in half. Have you ever look seen how much sugar is in BBQ sauce? Even thought there is half the added sugar of leading brands, the BBQ taste is amazing.

Second, the bun is brioche. Love brioche.

Finally the sandwich is layered with cheese and broccoli coleslaw.  This adds some crunch with the pulled pork.

Best. Sandwich. Ever.

*True Made Foods provided me with a sample pack of three sauces, including this BBQ.  All opinions are my own. 

Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

by Emily Morris
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: plus 15 hours in the slow cook
Keywords: slow-cooker bbq pork
Ingredients (Makes 8 sandwiches)
    For the Pulled Pork:
    • 4 lbs pork roast (shoulder or butt)
    • 2 large onions
    • 1 bottle True Made Foods barbecue sauce
    • Extra barbecue sauce, for serving
    For the Sandwiches:
    • 8 slices sharp cheddar cheese
    • 8 brioche hamburger buns
    • 1 lb broccoli coleslaw
    For the Pulled Pork:
    Put in the roast and cover with water. Cover and cook on LOW for about 10 hours overnight.

    Remove the meat and discard all liquid. With two forks, shred the meat, discarding any remaining fat, bones or skin. Most of the fat will have melted away.

    Put sliced onion into the clean slow cooker bowl. Return the shredded meat to the bowl and stir in the barbecue sauce. Continue to cook for another 3 to 4 hours on LOW.

    Assemble the sandwich:
    Lightly toast brioche buns.

    Place a slice of cheddar cheese on the bottom of the bun. Top with a large pile of the BBQ pulled pork. Add broccoli slaw and cover with top of bun. Serve immediately.
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    Monday, June 27, 2016

    Smoked BBQ Ribs #CookoutWeek

    Welcome to day one of #CookoutWeek! If you haven't seen the giveaway going on, check it out here.  There are all sorts of cool BBQ prizes to win.

    It worked out well that #CookoutWeek coincided with us using our new smoker for the first time. Mr. J has been hankering for some BBQ and there was no time like the present to give ribs a try.  We used country style bone-in pork ribs but you could use any type of pork rib. (You may need to adjust the cooking time accordingly)

    Before smoking we covered all of the ribs with Swine Dining's Wimpy BBQ rub.  This rub was perfect for us since we were going to share with Miss O. Although most of the time she likes hot and spicy food,  you never know with a toddler.  With this sweet rub we didn't have to worry about her closing her mouth and shaking her head "no" at dinner time.

    You can make your own rub but when you are trying to prep for dinner it is easiest to go with a pre-made mixture.  Swine Dining makes every batch by hand to ensure quality and freshness.  You only need to open the container and smell to know this is true.  

    We have a smaller electrical smoker. It doesn't get hot enough to cook the ribs thoroughly enough to eat right from the smoker so we grilled ours to finish them off.  Of course, I think grilling also adds another flavor dimension to the ribs so we probably would have done so anyway.

    After about 5-7 minutes on each side we added BBQ sauce and the meal was done.

    Smoked BBQ Ribs

    by Emily Morris
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 2 hours, plus grill time
    Keywords: smoke grill pork bbq summer
    Ingredients (serves 8)
    • 2-3 lbs country style pork ribs
    • 2-3 oz Swine Dining Wimpy's BBQ rub
    • 1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
    Rub liberally with Swine Dining's Wimpy's BBQ rub seasoning.

    Smoke with hickory chips for 2 hours at 160 degrees.

    Grill at 400 for 5-7 minutes per side.

    Finish with your favorite BBQ sauce and serve immediately.
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    * I recieved a sample pack of Swine Dinig's rubs and seasonings for this post.  All opinions are my own.

    Annoucing #CookoutWeek 2016 and a Giveaway

    I am so excited that it is finally summer, and you know what that means - picnics, BBQs, camping, pool parties, and... cookouts! This year, we've got something special to celebrate! I've joined forces with around 50 of our blogging friends to bring you #CookoutWeek - an entire week filled with yummy summer recipes perfect for your next cookout, along with a fun giveaway, courtesy of some awesome sponsors. It's super easy to enter, and one lucky winner will get:
    It's pretty much everything you need to host an awesome cookout this summer. It's a prize pack worth over $300! Thank you so much to all of the wonderful sponsors listed above, who have made #CookoutWeek possible. Enter now: 

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    Don't forget to check back throughout the week with all of the bloggers participating to get some yummy #CookoutWeek recipes. Here's the full list of participating bloggers: The PinterTest Kitchen2 Cookin' MamasA Day in the Life on the Farmaddicted 2 recipesAimee Broussard & Co.Amy's Cooking AdventuresAngels Home Sweet HomesteadBakin' and EggcerptsBalancing MotherhoodBody RebootedCheese Curd In ParadiseCindy's Recipes and WritingsCook With 5 KidsCook. Craft. Love.Cookaholic WifeCricket's ConfectionsCrumb: A Food BlogEat, Drink, Be Healthy!Everyday EileenFairyburgerFood ParsedGet the Good Stuff!Goodie GodmotherHezzi-D's Books and CooksHome in the Finger LakesJennifer CooksJessie WeaverKate's Recipe BoxLife on FoodLittle House Big AlaskaLittle Scratch KitchenMaking MiraclesMoore or Less CookingRhubarb and HoneySavvy In The KitchenSeduction in the KitchenSimple Food 365Style IslandThanks for Cookin'!The Food Hunter's Guide To CuisineThe Hungary Buddha Eats the WorldThe Spiffy CookieThe Weekday GourmetThis is How I CookTramplingroseVintage KittyWest Via Midwest Looking forward to sharing some yummy recipes with all of our readers. :)

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