I was in a bind last spring, trying to feed 2 hungry lumberjacks that helped cut trees all day, so, I came up with these Smoked Pork and Sesame Slaw sandwiches from our fridge leftovers and ingredients. The mixture of the smoky meat, with the kick of the peppery Homemade BBQ sauce, added to the unique flavor brought in by the sesame slaw, which makes this sandwich SO amazing! And just when you think it might be too rich, the cilantro comes in a freshens things up. You are gonna LOVE them!
SMOKED PORK SANDWICHES WITH SESAME SLAW
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1- 5 lb. bone-in pork roast, smoked or slow cooked to your liking (Dale smoked ours the day before)
Your favorite dry rub.
1 cup water or beef broth
Salt and pepper to taste.
1 package Whole wheat hotdog buns
For the Sesame Slaw
3 cups coleslaw cabbage mix
1/2 c. green pepper, finely chopped
1/4 cup snipped cilantro
3 T. Sesame Oil
2 T. White vinegar
2 cloves of garlic, pressed
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
Tangy BBQ Pepper Sauce
1 cup ketchup
4 T. Soy sauce
2 T. Honey BBQ sauce
2 T. Brown Sugar
1 T. Apple Cider vinegar
2 tsp. pepper
2 tsp. Oregano
2 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
Thaw pork shoulder and rub with your favorite dry rub. Send your hubby out to the smoker to babysit it all day. (Bye-bye honey. See you in 8 hours!)
OR, place dry rubbed pork shoulder in a crock pot with 1 cup beef broth or water, salt and pepper. Cover with lid and cook on high for 4 hours, or until pork is very tender.
Make Sesame Coleslaw by combining in a medium bowl, coleslaw cabbage mix, finely chopped green pepper, snipped cilantro, sesame oil, white vinegar, pressed garlic and salt and pepper. Set aside,or refrigerate until meat is ready.
To make your Tangy BBQ Pepper sauce. Combine: ketchup, Soy sauce, Honey BBQ sauce, Brown Sugar, Apple Cider vinegar, pepper, Oregano, dry mustard and kosher salt. (Thanks to Sweet Pea Chef for this great sauce recipe! She uses it with her rib recipe, which is FANTASTIC!)
When your meat is done, shred pork, removing any visible fat and gristle. Place in large bowl, leaving excess liquid behind, and toss with Tangy BBQ Pepper sauce.
Butter toast buns, add BBQ coated, shredded pork and top with 1/2 cup Sesame Slaw. Makes 6-8 sandwiches, depending on if you, or your hubby, get to pick how much meat each sandwich gets. 🙂