I am all for eating healthy but sometimes I just want a juicy and delicious sandwich. Anything with meat is totally okay in my book so I took my love for rolls (hello, being Italian!) and my love for tender meat and created Pulled Vegetable Pork Sandwiches that are so good, you will keep going back for more! Oh, and of course I am totally sharing the recipe with you!
What You Will Need to Make Pulled Pork Sandwiches:
- 2-3 pounds pork loin
- 2/3 cup sweet barbecue sauce
- 1 cup chicken stock (I used homemade that was frozen, that is what you’ll see in one of the images with the barbecue sauce on top).
- ½ to 1 cup beer (optional, sub out for more stock)
- 1 large onion chopped
- 4-6 carrots, peeled and rough chopped
- 1 watermelon radish (this cooks down and is not peppery at all when done)
- 1-2 cups cooked quinoa
- A few small potatoes (optional)
How to Make Pulled Pork Sandwiches:
Add most of the barbecue sauce and beer into the bottom of the slow cooker and mix. Place the meat on top.
Wash, peel, slice and chop the vegetables then lay them in the crockpot around and on top of the meat.
Add the chicken stock and the rest of the barbecue sauce on top, and cover.
Cook on high for about 5 hours or low for 8 hours. I like to cook it until the meat is completely fall apart tender and the vegetables are very soft. When you hit is spot you may simply add the quinoa and mix in the shred the meat at the same time and enjoy…
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Carefully remove the meat, trying to keep it together and set aside. Then remove all of the liquid and vegetables in the crock. Transfer into a blender and puree until smooth. I then simmered this liquid in a nonstick pan until it had reduced a bit and sweetened up. This made an incredibly flavorful sauce to mix back in with the meat. I added the quinoa at this time as well. Mix or pull the meat apart, making sure everything is fully combined.
We served these on sweet potato rolls with a few unsalted beet and sweet potato chips. Enjoy!