Pulled Pork Sandwich (a la root beer)


Are you more interested in the salad in the background or the mac and cheese in the lower corner? That's mean...but stay tuned

Happy Thanksgiving!

For many of you, it will begin the same way:

All you hear is the creaking of your hammock and the sound of the waves connecting with sand. All you can feel is the soft touch of your sarong as it dances in the light breeze. The sinking sun is casting an orange glow on your closed eyelids brings. You can sense the presence of your private hut nearby.

It is paradise. It is your paradise.

Then a soft sound can be heard. The sound grows louder. Harder to ignore now. You are shifted from your beach to your bed. It’s 4am. You are tired. You smack your alarm and shuffle your feet to find your furry slippers. You’d give anything for another hour of sleep.

But you have to get up and stick your hand up the ass of a bird.

Don’t worry. Your family will appreciate it. They love you. We love you, too.

Despite your hard work, let’s face it: by Saturday your family will have had enough with turkey sandwiches, stuffing and squash and YOU want something easy and different.

You’ll need:
3lbs pork butt
1.5 bottles of IBC root beer
Potato rolls
1 bottle of Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce

Go ahead. Say it. Get it out of your system. Yes, this recipe calls for pork butt but it has absolutely nothing to do with the ass of a pig.  You’re sick.


And yes, there is root beer in this recipe so don’t knock it until you try it. We had our lovely friends Brian and Charlie over for dinner the night we made this and they left here in the car they came in and not an ambulance.

This really is a simple recipe because it involves our good friend the crock-pot that we spoke about previously on this blog. It does most of the work while you watch Ellen.

Your first step is to heat the cooker on low and drop in your pork ass butt. Add enough root beer to barely submerge the meat. Set it to cook for 7-8 hours or until the pork effortlessly pulls apart.

Questionable beginnings

Drain the root beer from the meat and return to the cooker. Add the BBQ sauce and heat for a few more minutes. Serve immediately on delicious potato rolls. We served the sandwiches with jalapeño and scallion cornbread, a fresh salad with homemade citrus vinaigrette and homemade macaroni and cheese.

The result was a tender, sweet and lovely sandwich that you can cook to perfection while getting caught up on your trashy celeb magazines.

From us to you – Happy Thanksgiving!



One response »

  1. OMG, I laughed so hard at the “stick your hand up the ass of a bird” I almost couldn’t read the rest….Too funny and it sounds so yummy. I want some!!! Next time your watching Ellen feel free to whip it up again. Who told you to buy the pork ass (butt) anyway????


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