Bbq Pulled Pork Sandwich
This is a simple sandwich that my kids love in the summer, to celebrate the flavors of barbeque without actually grilling. Cooking time takes a few hours, but if planned ahead, an easy meal that requires minimal effort. If started 3 hours ahead of time, you may even start with frozen pork, as I often do. I also like this recipe, because it doesn't require any meat cutting. A large cut of pork, the way I get it from the store, works very well for this dish. You may also use a crockpot if preferred.
- 2 to 3 lbs pork (a cut of meat with some fat in it is best, such as country style ribs or any pork chop with some fat in it)
- 1 bottle barbeque sauce (15-18 oz)
- 1/2 medium onion, chopped
- 2 star anise (optional)
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 tbsp hot sauce of your preference (optional, adjust according to taste)
- 5 white or brown mushrooms, sliced thinly
- 6 to 8 hamburger buns
- In a large pot, brown chopped onion and garlic in about a tablespoon of cooking oil.
- Add sliced mushrooms and let wilt slightly.
- Add large pieces of pork. Add about a cup of water to prevent burning.
- Add 3/4 barbecue sauce, star anise and hot sauce. Allow to come to a boil.
- Reduce to low heat, and let simmer for 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.
- Once meat is fully cooked and soft, shred meat with a fork.
- Leave lid off to evaporate excess liquid. Once liquid is evaporated, add remainder of bbq sauce to the pot.
- Serve over warmed hamburger buns. Goes very well with coleslaw.
- Feel free to use a crockpot if preferred. Cooking times may vary with a crockpot, adjust according to crockpot instructions.