This is the last installment of the “Jason Shouldn’t Have Been Allowed to Go Alone to the Grocery Store” series. If you haven’t been reading up on this, make sure you catch the other installments including Beer Brat Chili and Cranberry Beer Brats where Jason was left to his own devices at the store and came home with several packages of beer brats. I love beer brats as much as the next person, but holy cow! Help me out here!…
If you follow the blog much, you might remember a few weeks ago we made the Cranberry Chili Sauce Beer Brats because Jason spotted a sale at the grocery store and brought home several packages of beer brats…awesome. We’ve always wanted to make Beer Brat Chili so this one was easy to whip up and use up some of the brats. Now, to make recipes for the remaining packages filling my freezer!…
I ran across a recipe last week for the Slow Cooker Cranberry Chili Sauce Meatballs. You know the ones – we’ve all had them at holiday parties for decades! This recipe has been around the block. If you haven’t had it, you need to stop and go check it out. There are two primary ingredients that are placed in a slow cooker with either meatballs or little smokies (cocktail weiners is another name for them) and served up at just about potluck known to man!
So Jason bought several packs of beer brats…..he was left alone at the store, unsupervised (big mistake!) and I needed to now figure out what to do with them all. I wanted to try something different than just cook them the old way like we do in our Beer Brats recipes. So, if you see a beer brat recipe trend in the next couple weeks, you know why! Did I mention he bought SEVERAL packs? The first recipe I will tackle is making Slow Cooker Cranberry Chili Sauce Beer Brats. This is one of those inside/outside recipes. So let’s get started!…
Jason’s obsession with Smoked Pork Shoulder and Costco leaves me in a bind to create new indoor recipes to use all the incredible meat that comes off the grill. I’m constantly trying to do things with it so it doesn’t just taste like “oh…this is the Smoked Pork Shoulder again?” I figured out this delicious recipe to create an Asian inspired recipe.
Asian Pork Shoulder
So, when I finally feel like I have something worthy to post, I assure you it has been tested by the whole crew and received two thumbs up! Only this recipe went just a tad farther. I sent it to work in Jason’s lunch – I love meal prepping his lunches. When he reheated it, several of his coworkers stopped by to ask what smelled so darned good. Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
One of my favorite things to do with a grilled pork shoulder is to make pulled pork sandwiches! In this case, I am making chunky pork sandwiches. We decided to bring a different spin on an old favorite by making this both easier for you (and me, let’s me honest!) and tastier! Why go through all that effort of shredding the pork when you can make them into little chunks and be done? Efficiency at its best here!
Plus you will never know you are eating leftover pork when you bite into these sandwiches.
How do you make Pulled Pork Sandwiches?
- Let’s first start out with the Pork Shoulder that you prepared earlier.
- Slice a a few 1/2 inch thick slices and cube them up.
- Open up the buns and place a ½-¾ cup of cubed pulled pork shoulder on each bun.
Top it with the sauce of your choice and place the top bun.
What toppings do you use for Pulled Pork Sandwiches?
This was a hoot for us! We bought the most gorgeous red cabbage to use the day we took photos for the blog but completely forgot to use them! We ate the sandwiches right after we took the pictures and didn’t miss the cabbage at all. When I went to put the leftover pork butt away that night, I laughed as I saw the cabbage sitting right there waiting for me! Oh well!
I like to make a BBQ buffet bar, filled with options for guests. Nobody will have the exact same sandwich, but everyone will be happy! Here are some of the ingredients we include.
- Shredded Cabbage
- BBQ sauce of choice (note we used an Asian sauce as well! Think outside the box here!)
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Homemade slaw
The options are endless! Have fun with it! Use the small buns and make sliders to give your friends the chance to make several different types of sandwiches!
We have several sauces on the blog that work great with the Pulled Pork. Have you tried any of them?
What to serve with Pulled Pork Sandwiches?
Hearty Pulled Pork Sandwiches
- 4 cups pork shoulder cooked, cubed
- 1 cup BBQ sauce your choice
- 4 buns
- Cut pork shoulder into cubes about 1/2 inch.
- Place cubed pork shoulder onto buns and pour sauce over the top.