Homemade BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich

I just love BBQ food like ribs, pulled pork, brisket, etc., but living in a teeny tiny apartment in NYC usually narrows my options down to either raiding a cookout in a friend’s backyard or hitting up a restaurant and doling out some serious cash to get a taste of smoky BBQ goodness.

Here, I used some SET IT AND FORGET IT PULLED PORK–> recipe link: https://cookedup.org/2014/11/11/set-it-and-forget-it-pulled-pork/ to construct a BBQ pulled pork sandwich, much like you would get at a local BBQ joint.

Firstly, I mixed together some things I had in my fridge/pantry to make my own BBQ sauce. I’m not a fan of the store bought stuff, but if that’s the route you want to go it will definitely make your life easier. For those who want to make their own, there are tons of recipes to be found online. I chose the following http://www.simplyscratch.com/2011/09/homemade-barbecue-sauce-part-1.html from Simply Scratch in particular based on the ingredients I had available, favorable reviews and lack of chilling time that some other recipes require (i.e. having to let it sit for half an hour or so..).

The only thing I changed was liquid mustard for ground mustard, same measurement. It came out great! It is a very sweet, tangy BBQ sauce with a slight kick, so that’s just my kind of flavor.

I mixed the BBQ sauce into a portion of my pulled pork a small amount at a time so as not to overpower the BBQ flavor. Mix it to your liking and store the rest for later use.

Heat up your meat in small batches either stovetop or microwave. Depending on how many sandwiches you’re making and how much meat you like on them.

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I like it on toasted potato rolls topped off with cole slaw and dill pickle slices. How do you like yours?

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