Pulled Pork Sandwiches w/ Coleslaw

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Pulled pork and coleslaw sandwiches… yumm yumm. This is a great meal that you can also make ahead of time if you need to. Pick up some pork tenderloin and some big doughy buns… or frozen solid gluten free baguette 😉 and get cookin’!!

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Start with a good sized saucepan or dutch oven. Toss in a can of tomatoes… diced…crushed… whatever…

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Next comes a can of diced tomatoes and chilies… Rotel around these parts…

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add in a bit of brown sugar and garlic.

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Next a good squirt of dijon mustard and a generous amount of salt and pepper. Remember you’re seasoning a couple pounds of meat here, folks!

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Cut your tenderloin into 4 pieces each.

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Bring the tomato mixture to a boil.

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Add in the pork and roll it around a bit to get covered with the sauce. Pop a lid on and simmer on med-low heat for about 25 minutes until tender.

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While that is all happening you can whip up some easy coleslaw to top your pulled pork sandwhiches… this is optional but if you haven’t tried it before you should. It’s a way to sneak in a serving of good for you vegetables and the cool tangy crispness of the coleslaw really complements the meat well… just sayin’

Thinly slice up about 1/4 head of green cabbage and toss into a medium bowl.

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Hey, my meat is done! Remove the pork from the pan and let it cool on a plate.

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Keep the sauce on medium at a good simmer. Let it continue to reduce until it’s about half of what it was… about 20 minutes or so.

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OK back to the slaw… Toss a good spoonful of mayo into a bowl along with some cider vinegar and celery seed. So… I didn’t have any celery seed so I used sesame seeds… ha! Don’t judge me!!

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Season that with salt and pepper and give it a good whisk to combine.

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Pour that over your cabbage and give it a good toss. Set this aside.

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By now your meat should be cool enough to work with. You can shred it with a couple of forks or just pick it up and pull apart with your hands.

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Return it to the pan with the reduced sauce and just a splash of cider vinegar. Give it a stir and you’re ready to go!! This pork was so tender and flavorful and it made a ton!!!

Pulled Pork
(you could easily make 1/2 of this recipe by using just a can of tomatoes and leaving out the rotel and using 1/2 of the other ingredients)
2 pork tenderloins (about 1 pound each), cut into fourths
1 can tomatoes (diced, crushed…)
1 can diced tomatoes and chilies (Rotel)
2 Tbs brown sugar
4 gloves garlic, chopped
2 Tbs dijon mustard
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1 tsp cider vinegar

Combine both cans of tomatoes, sugar, garlic, mustard, salt & pepper in a heavy saucepan or dutch oven. Add in chunks of meat and turn to coat with sauce. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook for 25-30 minutes until meat is fork tender. Remove meat from pan to cool. Keep sauce at a simmer and reduce to 1/2 it’s volume, about 20 minutes. Shred pork with forks or by pulling apart. Return meat to pan. Add in cider vinegar, stir to combine. Serve!

Quick Coleslaw
1/4 head green cabbage thinly sliced
1/4 cup mayo
1 Tbs cider vinegar
1/4 tsp celery seed

Put cabbage in medium bowl. Whisk together mayo, vinegar, and celery seed. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over cabbage and toss to coat.

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3 Responses to Pulled Pork Sandwiches w/ Coleslaw

  1. paulbentley says:

    Stop it right now. I need to go to bed but I want one of these babies *stomach rumbles* 😉

  2. Dacia says:

    That has to be the easiest pulled-pork recipe I have ever seen. Looks great. I love coleslaw on my sammies too. I definitely need to try this recipe.

    • kitchentutor says:

      It was pretty darn easy. I love anything I can dump in a pot and forget for a while until it’s done!! I think next time I’ll add a touch of sour cream to my coleslaw or maybe some plain yogurt for a bit more tang…

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