Pulled Pork Sandwiches

I make this about once or twice a year. Summer wouldn’t be complete in our home without this classic comfort food. This is my favorite type of sauce to make, a sweet and tangy tomato based sauce with a touch of heat. After I make it, I keep it warm in the crock-pot. It tastes sort of like that pre-made BBQ in the grocery store, but its actually good. The pre-made kind is edible, if your hungry, but trust me, this is much, much better. When you add the sauce to the pork, you could either opt for one of the many selections at the grocery store, or try this one. This is one of my latest creations. I added smoked paprika to the sauce this time for flavor. It added more flavor without the heat. I try to make foods now with more flavor and less heat. Before having my son, I relied on heat alot of the time for flavor. However, he can’t handle the heat, so I have had to learn new techniques to get flavorful foods.

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Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Ingredients:

Pork

1 Boston Butt
3 tablespoons southern spice blend
3 tablespoons brown sugar

Sauce

2 - 15 oz cans tomato sauce
2 tablespoons Molasses
4 cloves garlic, grated
3 tablespoons grated onion
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
hot sauce to taste
1 tablespoon vinegar

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Combine spices and brown sugar in a bowl. Rub it all over the pork butt. Place the pork on a rack in a roasting pan and place in oven. Roast until the internal temperature is 195. This is going to take a long time, depending on size, up to 24 hours. I always start mine in the afternoon the day before and let it cook all night. It's usually done the next morning.

2. Pork will be very tender. Remove from oven and pull with a fork. Add to a crock pot or large sauce pan. In another bowl, combine all ingredients for the sauce. Taste, and adjust seasonings to your preference. Add sauce to pork and heat through.