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Spicy Pulled Pork Sandwiches Recipe

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This recipe for Spicy Pulled Pork Sandwiches, by , is from MEMORIES, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Jackie King
Added: Saturday, January 24, 2009


1 T. salt
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. *freshly ground black pepper
Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
Pinch celery seeds
1 7lb. boneless pork shoulder (do not remove the skin and fat)
10-12 soft buns
Basting Sauce:
3 cups cider vinegar
1 cup ketchup
2 T. dry mustard powder
1 T. packed dark brown sugar
2 T. Worcestershire Sauce
2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. *freshly ground black pepper

*can substutute regular black pepper for freshly ground pepper

1. In a small bowl, stir together the salt, garlic powder, black pepper, red pepper flakes and celery seeds. Using your fingers, rub the spice mixture all over the pork to coat evenly. Place pork in a large resealable plastic bag or a covered bowl; refrigerate overnight.
1. In a large saucepan, combine all the sauce ingredients, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer for 3 minutes. Let sauce cool, cover and refrigerate overnight.

Next Day:
Preheat oven to 300.
1. Place a rack inside a large roasting pan. Place the pork on the rack. Roast for 2 1/2 hours. Pour half of the sauce over the pork. Bake for 1 to 2 hours more or until meat thermometer inserted in thickest part of roast registers 180F, basting pork every 30 minutes with sauce and drippings from the bottom of the pan.
2. Remove pork from the oven and let stand on the rack until cool enough to handle. Meanwhile, warm the remaining sauce in a saucepan over low heat. Transfer the warm pork to a cutting board and shred or chop the meat into bite-sized pieces. Transfer pork to a large bowl. Add sauce to taste and mix well.
3. Serve the pork on buns placing any remaining sauce on the side.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
10-12 servings
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Sometimes when we had some type of get together Uncle Alfred, Uncle Roy and dad would play their accordians, portable piano and harmonica. They all played by ear, but they played well together. It was like a special celebration when the mom's were in the kitchen getting food ready for a potluck or holiday while the dad's sat in the living room playing music.
My son Isaac has the ability to pick up an instrument and play it. One night some of his friends came over to his apartment in Portland, Oregon. They played the accordian (and I don't know what other instruments) on the balcony to people on the street below. Sounds like something my dad would've been involved in.




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