Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pulled Pork Sandwiches/ Memorial Day Weekend

Our holiday weekend was pretty wonderful. It's so nice to have a few days without The Husband's Blackberry going off every few minutes. We definitely used the weekend to relax, explore Colorado Springs, shop, and eat at new yummy places.

The best thing we did was explore Old Colorado. They have a festival called Territory Days and it was a blast. We had to ride a yellow school bus to get there and for some reason that excited me. I'm odd, I know. They had some exotic birds and I don't know why, but this owl creeped me out:

Isn't his face creeptastic?
Anyway, I asked The Husband what he would like me to cook this weekend and he insisted on pulled pork. I found this recipes from a blog that had Cafe Rio copycat recipes. I miss Cafe Rio very much and have made this several times. The pork tastes exactly like it does at Cafe Rio. All I do is butter some buns, toast them lightly, and add some cheese. Voila! Amazing pulled pork sandwiches. I also love this because it requires my amazing crock pot.

How I toast the buns

Pulled Pork
2 pounds pork (we use boneless pork rib meat)
3 cans Coke (NOT diet)
1/4 c. brown sugar
dash garlic salt
1/4 c. water
1 can diced green chilies
3/4 (10oz) can red enchilada sauce 
1 c. brown sugar

1. Put the pork in a heavy duty ziploc bag to marinade. Add about a can and a half of coke and about 1/4 c. of brown sugar. Marinade for a few hours or overnight.

2. Drain marinade and put pork, 1/2 can of coke, water, and garlic salt in crock pot on high for about 3-4 hours (or until it shreds easily, but don't let it get TOO dry) or on low for 8 hours. Remove pork from crock pot and drain any liquid left in the pot. Shred pork.

3. In a food processor or blender, blend 1/2 can Coke, chilies, enchilada sauce and remaining brown sugar. If it looks too thick, add more Coke little by little.

4. Put shredded pork and sauce in crockpot and cook on low for 2 hours. That's it!



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  2. I love the name of your blog! I better not show my husband this or he will be wanting these sandwiches ASAP!



    1. Thanks! They are pretty tasty. My husband loves them and they're so easy.