Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Crockpot Pulled Pork for Sandwiches (Freezer Meal)

This is the freezer meal that I am making in bulk this month for my freezer meal swap. I included a package of hamburger buns and bottle of Famous Dave's BBQ sauce along with the freezer meal. We had this dinner last night with baked beans and fruit salad and everyone loved it.

Crockpot Pulled Pork for Sandwiches (Freezer Meal)

1 pork picnic roast (about 3 pounds)
1 recipe of homemade bbq sauce (recipe below)

Thaw roast and bbq sauce for a day or 2 in refrigerator. Place roast in crockpot and cover with bbq sauce and cook all day on low. Before serving remove roast from crockpot and shred with 2 forks, discarding fatty parts. Serve pulled pork on hamburger buns with bottled bbq sauce.

Alternatively, you can clean out crockpot, put the shredded pork back in crockpot and add the bottle of bbq sauce directly to the pork, mixing the bbq sauce in well. Heat through and then serve the saucy pork on buns. Both ways work and are yummy, but my family prefers the pork plain with bbq sauce added to individual sandwiches.

Big Batch Homemade BBQ Sauce

1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 onions, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
3 cups ketchup
1 cup molasses
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup dijion mustard
1/2 tablespoon tabasco sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat until shimmering. Add the onion and cook until softened (about 5 minutes). Stir in garlic, chili powder, and cayenne and cook until just fragrant, about 15 seconds.

Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thickened, about 25 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cool to room temperature and divide into 3 quart size ziplock bags. Label and freeze flat. Each bag is about the amount of sauce in a regular bottle of barbecue sauce.

1 comment:

Shanade said...

Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing. I've been looking for a good pulled pork recipe and I always love a good freezer meal.