BBQ Pork Sandwiches

Alright, well, this is the last of the slow cooked pork recipes. After eating open faced sandwiches, burritos and quesadillas all week, I kinda feel like I’ve eaten the whole pig. Anyway, this recipes is perhaps the easiest of them all but still the one that I was most excited to eat. After mixing half of my pulled pork with taco seasoning for the burritos, I mixed the other half with BBQ sauce for these scrumptious sandwiches. Finding a good BBQ sauce is definitely the key here and I have to give a shout out to Cattleman’s (I never do endorsements like this…) because they have some crazy good sauce and it was only $1.56 for an 18oz. bottle! Usually the cheap stuff just takes like sugar sauce but this was deep and tangy… a total surprise!

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich
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Total Recipe cost: $7.61
Servings Per Recipe: 5
Cost per serving: $1.52
Prep time: 5 min. Cook time: 0 min. Total: 5 min.

5 sturdy buns $2.08
15 oz. or 1 lb. pulled pork $3.73
10 oz. BBQ sauce $1.17
1/2 of 16oz. jar dill pickle slices $0.63
TOTAL $7.61

STEP 1: Mix together the BBQ sauce and pulled pork. Depending on how saucy you like it, you will need between 1/2 a 18 oz. bottle (I used 1/2 bottle) and full bottle. I calculated for about 3/4 of a bottle or 1/4 cup per sandwich.

STEP 2: If your meat is not heated, simply microwave the portion that you are using at the moment. Stack your delicious meat on the bun with a few pickle slices and go to town!

NOTE: This is a great item to keep in the freezer. Since I had already been eating pork all week, I froze this entire recipe. I always freeze my bread products anyway (because they thaw really fast and last at least a month instead of only a week) so I tossed all of the buns into a big freezer bag. Then, I divided the BBQ pork into individual serving sized sandwich bags and put all of those in a freezer bag and labeled it. Then yesterday, when I wanted to bring a BBQ pork sandwich for lunch, I grabbed a bun, a bag of BBQ beef, threw a couple pickle slices in another sandwich bag and brought them to work. When it was time for lunch the bun had thawed and I was able to slice it in half. I popped the BBQ pork in the microwave (I brought a microwave safe dish) and in about 1 minute it was ready to go! Now I can have a BBQ pulled pork sandwich anytime I want!

Also, I calculated this recipe for 5 sandwiches even though my pack of buns came with 6 (for $2.50). I did this because I thought 3 oz. of meat was perfect for this size sandwich and I wanted to use about 1 lb. of meat (5 sandwiches at 3oz. each is 1 oz. shy of a pound). If you are truly using half of the pulled pork, then you might have a little more than a pound and will probably be able to make 6 sandwiches. If you do only make 5, just keep that extra bun frozen and use it for a sandwich later. Bread products freeze really really well.