Friday, February 11, 2011

Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Mexican Coleslaw

Pulled Pork Sandwiches 

2 1/2 to 3 pounds boneless pork loin roast
1 cup apple jelly
1 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

In slow cooker, place roast.  In medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Mix well.  Pour over roast. Cover. Cook on low 8 to 10 hours.  Using two forks, pull pork apart until shredded. Mix well.
Serve on buns.  Makes 6 to 8 servings. 
 Mexican Coleslaw 

1(10 ounce) package confetti coleslaw
1 (16 ounce) jar sliced jalapenos (reserve liquid, dice 1/3 cup sliced jalapenos)
3 tablespoons extra light olive oil
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
In large bowl, combine coleslaw and diced jalapenos.  In small bowl, combine 1/3 cup jalapeno juice (liquid from the jar containing the jalapenos), olive oil, sugar, and celery seed. Mix well.  Add mixture to coleslaw.  Mix well.
The recipes taken by themselves are delicious, but put them together and you have a one fantastic sandwich!  

The pulled pork is tender and juicy and has that sweet and savory flavor that I love.  Leave the Mexican Coleslaw off of the sandwich, and you have a very kid friendly meal.  

The Mexican Coleslaw is tangy and crunchy.  You can customize the heat in it by choosing mild or hot jalapenos.  I like to use the leftover coleslaw as a topper on tortilla chips.  I take a chip and pile the coleslaw high on top, creating a perfect bite.

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  1. Yum! I had a really good pulled pork sandwich last weekend, so now i want to try making it. Thanks for sharing, now i have a couple recipes to chose from!!

  2. I love pulled pork sandwiches, your mexican coleslaw sounds like the perfect addition to it. I will be trying this soon. Thanks

  3. I love the apple jelly! Very cool. As a Southern girl, anything 'pulled pork' is a must-eat for me :)

  4. I like the idea of the apple jelly, it sounds delicious. Diane

  5. You know...I tried to make pulled pork once and it was a total disaster! I LOVE how simple this recipe is and how it's the perfect combination of spicy and sweet! I may have to try it again...not sure what I did wrong the first time?!

  6. I'm going to try you only use 1/3 cup of the peppers...and all the juice in the jar?

  7. Bo, I use 1/3 cup of the juice from the jar, and I finely dice 1/3 cup of jalapenos. You can use as many diced jalapenos as you would like and in the heat level you prefer. I was afraid the foreign exchange students wouldn't like the heat in the hot jalapenos, so I used mild. They loved it, and the next day they had a bowl of leftover coleslaw.

  8. I had to include your chocolate dipped bacon on my Valentine's Day blogroll because I just can't think of anything sexier than bacon dipped in chocolate! This looks like a pretty darn romantic sandwhich, too.

  9. Thanks Angela! I will have to check it out!

  10. This sandwich looks delicious. I am out of town today . . . it will be on next weeks menu, when I get home. YUM


  11. I've always wanted to make this and this recipe looks perfect and easy;looks fantastic and I can almost taste it.

  12. This makes me sad that the last two pork butts I smoked overnight were for other people. I need to smoke one up for ME this week!

    I like the spicy slaw, nice touch.

  13. The pull-pork sandwiches looks so good!

  14. I never knew what 'pulled pork' meant, thanks, looks very yummy!

  15. That coleslaw sounds amazing. The Mr. and I are always adding spice to our food. This sounds like it would be perfect for us.

  16. Ohhh this is amazing. We love pulled pork sandwich. I have to try your recipe, it is so simple, you can't go wrong with these ingredients. Fantastic blog. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Fixed this. It was good and simple. Just follow the recipes. You'll be glad you did.