Father's Day Recipes: Papa's Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Want to serve your favorite Daddy a treat he'll love for Father's Day? This recipe will tame the meat-lover in your man without keeping you tied up in the kitchen all day.
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 large onions, thinly sliced
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup cider vinegar
- 1 cup ketchup
- 3 pounds boneless pork shoulder or blade (butt) roast, trimmed
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to soften, 3 to 6 minutes. Add sugar and continue to cook, stirring constantly, until the onions are golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes more. Add garlic, oregano, pepper and salt and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add vinegar and bring to a boil. Cook until mostly evaporated, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in chili sauce and chipotle to taste.
- Place pork in a 4-quart (or larger) slow cooker and cover with the sauce. Cover and cook until the pork is almost falling apart, about 4 hours on High or 8 hours on Low. (Start this recipe early on Father's Day morning and it'll be ready for dinner after Dad's golf game!)
- Transfer the pork to a cutting board and shred using two forks. Stir back into the sauce.
- For extra flavor in this Father's Day recipe, add a teaspoon or two of chipotle in adobo sauce to the mixture to add a smoky spicy kick. Or have your kids go crazy throwing spices (think cumin, paprika, chili powder, garlic, onion, etc.) together for a spice rub to put all over the pork, then let it sit in the rub in the fridge overnight before cooking. Serve on rolls with creamy coleslaw.
This hearty recipe is great for Father's Day or any day you don't want to be sweating over the stove!
Have leftovers? Stick them in the freezer for later.