Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwich

Family Visitors

Vacation time. Sand in the toes. Beach. Unbelievable neighborhood fireworks. Searching for cool shells. Joe Patti's Seafood Market. Naval Aviation Air Museum. Shrimp Boil. Boogie Boarding. Kids playing Clue with Uncle Larry until midnight (every night). Wet towels. Peach and Blueberry Crumble with vanilla ice cream. Laughing. Taking pictures. Hot tea at night. Blackened Red Fish. Singing Michael Jackson songs in the van. Lunch at Peg Leg Pete's on Pensacola Beach. Boston Terriers enjoying all the love and attention. Homemade Pizzas. Ice Cream Cones. Jelly fish. Bagels in the morning. Inflatable slip and slide. Smiles. Fun.

Family Memories

My brother Larry, his wife Aggie, their 2 children and my niece Janey, came for a 4th of July weekend visit. It's a long drive from Central Florida to Pensacola FL so I wanted to have dinner ready and waiting for them when they arrived. This barbecue pork is made in the Crock-pot and couldn't be more easy to make. And it couldn't be more delicious.

First thing you need is to select your Boston Butt.....oops not these Boston Butts.......

But use this Boston Butt pork cut

Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwich
Recipe by Jamie (adapted from Aggie's Kitchen)

4-5 lb Boston Butt pork
small onion - sliced
3-4 garlic cloves - peeled and smashed
Pork Rub seasoning (I used McCormick Grill Mates Pork Rub)
salt & pepper
Barbecue Sauce - your favorite (I used Sweet Baby Rays)
Sandwich buns

Sprinkle pork rub seasoning all over meat. Rub in well. Cut onion in large slices. Place pork in Crock-pot. Add onion & garlic. Add water to cover about half of pork. Add a little salt and pepper if desired. Cook on low for 9-10 hours. Remove pork and place in large pan or cookie sheet. Remove water and other ingredients from Crock-pot. Shred pork with 2 forks. Remove any bones or fat. Add some barbecue sauce to pork, about 1/2 cup. Place pork back in Crock-pot to keep warm. Serve on buns with extra barbecue sauce.

Shredded pork

Serve with fries and coleslaw for a complete barbecue meal


Mom's Cooking Club Lesson: This is a great meal to serve for a group of people. Put it in the Crock-pot in the morning with very minimal prep work and by the evening you have dinner ready. I like to have a variety of barbecue sauces that people can use and add to their sandwich.


Gina, Sammy, Mariah, Marissa & Janey

We love you guys!


HoneyB said...

LOL, ok, so I grinned at the Boston Butts. This looks so yummy - this kind of sandwich is right up my alley.

Lisa said...

Love your description of summer! Perfect recipe for a crowd.

finsmom said...

Ive been looking for a good recipe for this - thanks for sharing!

Janey said...

ahhhh it was the best 4th of July! I had a very fun time doing all of that stuff! And the food was amazing, I loved these sandwiches. Please don't eat my favorite doggies butts!

Helene said...

Sounds like you had such a great family time. So nice of you to have a beautiful meal ready when they got to your place.

Laura said...

Now , this is MY kind of cooking !
I'll do this whenever we have family visiting :) Great pic of the kids !

Aggie said...

Oh Jamie...I LOVED reading this!! Wow, what a great weekend. And you are so right...great memories too.

Thank you for everything, we truly enjoyed ourselves. And of course, the food was delish! :)

A World in a PAN said...

I'll take all of your summer - except for the jelly fish (only like them on my plate when I eat Chinese!)

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