Are you ready for the most tender, juicy, amazing pulled pork sandwiches ever? Look no further than this recipe, which takes only 5 minutes of prep and uses only 5 ingredients! INCLUDING the buns!
Seriously. FIVE MINUTES. FIVE INGREDIENTS. And, it’s super inexpensive! This is the reason why I make this almost every time I need to feed a crowd. On the side, I almost always make my mayo-free coleslaw recipe– it’s deliciously tangy, cheap, makes a ton, and is delicious on the side of these sandwiches or right on top of them.
This is exactly what I did on Sunday for a family celebration of Zach’s 31st birthday. Pulled pork + coleslaw + southern style green beans. Yup. Amazing. Oh, plus a homemade “funfetti’ cake (Zach’s favorite- some things don’t change when you hit your 30s!) from my sister-in-law, who is a super talented baker. Look at how gorgeous it is! Ivan, our nephew, unfortunately could not partake in any of this delicious food, but he did try his own green beans for the first time. He loved them. We loved ours more because they had bacon (and don’t worry- I’ll post the recipe soon!).
Here’s the thing about pork shoulder. Also known as carnitas. Also known as pork butt. Why all the different names? Who knows. It is a tough, tough cut of meat, which accounts for it being so inexpensive. If you cook it quickly, it will be practically inedible. But if you cook it low and slow- the perfect job for a slow cooker- it will be tender and melt-in-your-mouth delicious….