Some BBQ Basics

Who doesn’t love BBQ?  Ok, if you don’t, feel free to not respond.  I’m practically in love with anything BBQ, especially the juicy meat and flavorful sauce that accompanies most meals.

Tonight, it was time to bring out the crock-pot and make BBQ pulled pork, coleslaw, flaky rolls, and of course BBQ sauce.

I picked up a long, rounded pork loin this morning and set it to simmer on low in the crock-pot for about 9+ hours.  Make sure to empty almost an entire bottle of sauce over the pork loin.  We used the TJ’s Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce, which has a smoky and semi-sweet taste.

Later in the day, Meghan found a recipe for rolls, Homemade Slider Buns, to accompany our BBQ masterpiece.  We were searching for something that was similar to King Hawaiian rolls.  She struck very close and they reminded me of the rolls my grandma makes for Thanksgiving.

About two hours before dinner, I followed these guidelines for the coleslaw: sliced and diced the cabbage, mixed in some shredded carrots, lettuce, and celery, then mixed in 2 tbsp light mayonnaise, 2 tbsp honey mustard, a little apple cider vinegar, and some salt.  Preparing the coleslaw this early isn’t exactly necessary, but allows the sauce to soak into the veggies properly.

Topping each sandwich with a little cheese adds the extra flavor, but it’s up to you.  I sampled a little shredded cheddar on each bun, but pepper jack might have been just as tasty, if not more.

Because we had nearly enough sauce to go around (try a few bottles in the fridge and a few in the pantry), I didn’t try my hand at making it, but some time.  For the time being, here is some of the recipes I have bookmarked.

Sweet & Tangy –
Classic –
Peach BBQ –

“It’s no disgrace to get sauce on your face.”
–       Anonymous


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