Living in Kansas City, our family developed a taste for BBQ flavors. I had never had a BBQ sandwich before we lived there. They’re simple to make and very filling. They aren’t best friends for those on healthy diets, but for once-in-awhile, they are a great treat.
This recipe makes great use of the crockpot. Simply season the meat and and let the slow cooker do the work. At the end of the day, shred the meat and use as a sandwich filling with BBQ sauce and dill pickles. Delish!
Pork roast goes on sale regularly for less than a dollar which makes this a great budget meal. A huge jar of dill pickles is available at Costco for about $3. And I’m often able to pick up bottled BBQ sauce for free after sales and coupons. If you make your own buns, this can be quite a good (&cheap) eat.
2 pounds boneless pork shoulder roast – $2
salt, pepper, and garlic powder – $0.10
hamburger buns – $1.50
BBQ sauce – free
dill pickle slices – $0.25
Total cost for 8 sandwiches = $3.85!
Recipe: BBQ Pork Sandwiches
- 2 pounds boneless pork shoulder roast
- garlic powder
- hamburger buns
- BBQ sauce
- dill pickle slices
- Place pork roast in crock pot. Season generously with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Turn to low and cook for 6-8 hours.
- Remove meat from slow cooker, reserving juices for another purpose, such as chili or soup. With two forks, shred meat.
- Assemble sandwiches by placing generous amount of pulled pork on hamburger bun. Top with BBQ sauce and dill pickles
- To freeze: the shredded meat can be frozen for a later date. Simply cool and store in an airtight container. Chill completely before freezing. To serve: thaw completely in the refrigerator. Reheat and serve.
Number of servings (yield): 8
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