Candid Reflections

June 30, 2009

Wondering what to make for dinner?

Filed under: In the Kitchen — Tags: , , — candid reflections @ 6:12 am

My friend Wendy makes the most delicious pulled pork sandwiches ever. ever! EVER!!  This coming from someone who doesn’t care for pork.  She served them to us for dinner one evening a few months ago and I made a complete PIG of myself! 😉  (pun intended)   She served the pulled pork inside the most delicious homemade wheat rolls, and I think I gained 5.8 lbs. that very night.  I guess you could say I love Wendy’s pulled pork sandwiches.  So, you can imagine my delight when she showed up to our monthly cooking session this month with her spices and a few pork shoulders, if I were a gymnast I would have done a hand-stand right on the spot!  Needless to say, I’ve served pulled pork sandwiches for two dinners this month, last night being one of them.  Here’s a picture for you, and the recipe just in case you feel like doing a couple hand-stands yourself.   You could serve them up for your 4th of July celebration, they’ll be the hit of the party, guaranteed!

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Pulled Pork Sandwhiches  (adapted from America’s Test Kitchen)

3-4 lb. pork shoulder
Enough dry rub to cover pork shoulder (½ of recipe below)
Barbeque sauce

Dry Rub for Barbeque Pork

4 tablespoons sweet paprika
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon ground white pepper
1-2 teaspoons cayenne pepper (if you don’t like spicy, just reduce or eliminate this one)

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.
Makes enough rub for at least two medium roasts.  Rub entire roast down, place in crockpot on low, cook all day.  When done, shred pork using two forks.  Shredded meat will absorb liquid in bottom of pot.  Serve on warm rolls, and top with barbeque sauce (we love Sweet Baby Ray’s.)  Coleslaw is always yummy  on the side.


  1. thinkin’ about making these but it’s entertaining enough just to read your post on them! By the way are those peas from your garden because ours sure don’t look that plump and juicy. (Just tell me you bought them.)

    Comment by Kristie — July 1, 2009 @ 9:41 am

  2. Those look delicious! I too don’t love pork but those look really good!

    Comment by Rachel F. — July 1, 2009 @ 6:05 pm

  3. Thanks Kristie and Rachel. And no Kristie, those peas aren’t from my garden, I wish! I’ll take a picture of my growing peas for you soon to help you feel better. 😉 What else do you have growing in your garden this year, I’d love to know?

    Comment by candid reflections — July 2, 2009 @ 8:27 am

  4. I love pulled pork. Will definately try this rub.

    Comment by Sharon — July 11, 2009 @ 8:58 am

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