Monday, September 1, 2008

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

I have to thank a fellow blogger for this recipe. Beth and Nate from Our Sweet Life posted this recipe and I had to try it. I LOVE cute little meals. It is like dim get a little bit of everything!

I deviated a little from the author's recipe because I didn't have all day to wait for the crock pot. So what did I do? I pulled out the trusty pressure cooker. I used the pressure cooker because I wanted to make sure last night's triumph with the Red Beans and Rice wasn't a fluke.
I was nervous using the pressure cooker for meat. I struggle with meat in general. I either over cook it or undercook it and neither is a good option. I started out seasoning 1 1/2 pounds of pork tenderloin with kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper.
Then I browned the tenderloin with 1 tablespoon of olive oil at the bottom of the pressure cooker. I added two 12 oz. bottles of Virgils Micro Brew Rootbeer and brought the pressure cooker to the second line for 15 minutes. In the mean time, I cooked up a can of store bought biscuits in the oven according to the instructions on the package. Fortunately, it was the same time frame as the pork.
When the pork was done, I cut it up into smaller pieces because it doesn't pull apart the same way a pork shoulder would. That is a good thing from my perspective. Pork tenderloin doesn't have as much fat as other cuts of pork...which ALSO made me nervous. I was worried the whole thing would come out tough and nasty.
Guess what? It was fabulous and tender!!!
I chop it up and put it back into the cooking juices for a couple of minutes so it could take in additional moisture. I drained the pork of all but a 1/4 cup of the juices and added 1/2 cup of Famous Dave's Texas Pit BBQ sauce. Famous Dave's is Alex's FAVORITE BBQ place. He goes there minimum once a week with the boys from work. I digress...
I cracked open one of the biscuits, stuffed it full with pork and added a little extra BBQ sauce. Oh my goodness!! Pure yumminess! I am in LOVE with my pressure cooker. Talk about fast food! From start to finish this took me a total of 20-25 minutes! Had I been thinking, I would have made a side of cole slaw to put on top of the sandwich. Thanks for the great recipe Beth and Nate from Our Sweet Life. The recipe ROCKS!!!


angie said...

My cousin Brenna sent me over......your recipes look divine......hearty, too. I'm off to browse around a bit. :)

Diane Duda said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I will keep you and your dogs in mind when I sit down to paint. :)
They look very sweet.