Life’s been busy, but I wanted to get this recipe up in time for the Super Bowl, in case someone is looking to step up their party game to something other than cocktail weenies with ketchup. Though, if that’s your Super Bowl tradition, go for it.
I wouldn’t mind munching on these pulled pork sandwiches instead, however. I came up with this recipe after eating the most delicious pulled pork sliders at The Tipsy Pig. I think I captured (copied?!) the fantastic combination of sweet, tangy and crunchy.
When it comes to pulled pork, I’m not a fan of barbeque sauce and I don’t like it too sweet. This recipe uses no ketchup (!) – instead, beer, brown sugar, vinegar, and chopped tomatoes form the base of the sauce (which, I suppose, is my version of homemade ketchup). I cooked the pork shoulder in a slow cooker so I didn’t have to tend to it, but you could also cook it on low heat in a dutch oven on top of the stove. Or, for that matter, in a low oven. (If anyone tries these other cooking methods, please let me know how it comes out.)
The crowning touches on this dish are the soft Hawaiian sweet rolls and the tangy, crunchy cole slaw. Yum. I like using the mini dinner rolls – they look cute and are easy finger/party food. One serving is about two sliders.