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BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with Potato Salad

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with Potato Salad

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Despite being from Texas and biased towards beef BBQ, I enjoy pulled pork with tangy sauce equally as much. I actually tend to eat it more often than beef. Given it’s just the two of us I used a cut of of tenderloin over the Pork Butt which has much more fat and flavor. After about 6 or 7 hours in the crock pot this beauty is falling apart at the slightest attempt to turn it or remove it.

So before sandwich assembly I took the pulled pork and flashed in a pan on medium heat to put a little crust on it and to further marinate it in my Woody’s Smokehouse BBQ sauce. I also added a smidgen of vinegar and mustard to it for extra tang. Lastly, I topped it with some cabbage based slaw and also made a tasty potato salad. Good eating.

Pork Butt or untrimmed tenderloin
buns with butter
1 cup of Apple Juice
1 cup of BBQ Sauce
4 tbs of Apple Cider Vinegar
1 beer
Chicken Broth to top

Spice Rub
1/4 cup of Kosher Salt
1/4 cup of brown sugar
2 tbs of sugar
2 tbs garlic powder
2 tbs onion powder
2 tbs paprika
2 tbs ancho chili powder
1 tbs of celery seeds
1 tbs of black pepper
2 tsp of dried thyme
1 tsp of cayenne pepper

1 cup of packaged cabbage slaw
2 green onions diced
1 tbs of white vinegar
1 tbs of sugar
1 tbs of Dukes Mayo
Pinch of celery seeds
Kosher Salt and Pepper to taste

Potato Salad
3-6 Red Potatoes (quartered and par-boiled)
3 parts Duke’s Mayo and 1 part French’s Yellow Mustard
1 tbs of Sour Cream
4 green onions diced
1 tsp of celery seeds
2 tbs of minced pickled jalapenos
dash of Tabasco

1. Ideally you could put an hour of smoke on this pork but I took the lazy way out and used the crock pot. I rubbed my pork loin in the spice rub. That sounded odd. I then put it in the crock pot for 1 hour dry to bloom the the spices. Flipped halfway. I then added the wet ingredients and let it cook for 6 hours on high. IMG_0202

2. Potato Salad – I quartered my potatoes into equal sized pieces and put the into a salted pot of medium high heated water. I pulled them just before totally done because I knew they would continue to cook. I didn’t want them to soften up and turn into mashed potatoes. I let them cool and then added them into a bowl with the rest of the ingredients. Tasted and adjusted until satisfied and then put them back into the fridge to chill. IMG_0214

3. Put the cabbage slaw, minced jalapenos and green onions into a bowl and mixed in the wet ingredients with the sugar until I got the flavor profile. I wanted sweet but tangy to balance the meat which was savory but tangy.

4. To finish it off, I pulled the pork for two sandwiches and put it on the medium heated pan and topped it with some BBQ sauce, a punch of apple cider vinegar and mustard to bump up the tang. Served it on a butter toasted bun. This is important for structure but also I like that little crunch on the inside when eating it.

Woody’s Smokehouse BBQ Sausage and Cheddar Sandwich

Woody's BBQ Sausage and Cheddar Sandwich

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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As you know Texas is a big state. So a few hour road trips isn’t a big deal for us. The golden triangle connects Houston, Dallas and Austin with an approximately three hour trip between each city. Scattered along these highways are little gems that are “must stops” when you make the trip.

Now I am about to possible ruffle some feathers with this opinion. For those not from here we have a new mega gas stop called Buckee’s. It’s massive and for some reason attracts hundreds of people. Seriously it’s nuts. They have seemingly 100 pumps and everyone is full as is the inside of the store. They sell jerky, cheeses, snacks of every kind of variety. While driving to Houston I decided I would hit Buckee’s on the way there but Woody’s on the way back. I must say I remain a faithful Woody’s guy. Great products and people. You can buy some Woody’s and have it shipped to you here. https://woodys-smokehouse.com/

On the way back I picked up some Canadian bacon, jalapeno cheddar loaf, smoked cheddar, sharp cheddar, sausage and several sauces and jams. For lunch I cut up some of the sausage into coins and browned them in a pan. Added some BBQ sauce and let it thicken up. Broiled some bread to brown two sides for structure. Sliced some extra sharp cheddar cheese. I had some cabbage on hand so made a slaw by mixing in some mayo, sour cream, vinegar and spices.