Pulled Pork and Cole Slaw Sandwiches

On Monday I had made some pork in the crockpot that had Dr. Pepper and onions all over it. I personally didn’t eat it but did taste it and it was so tender and delicious that I couldn’t believe that we had leftovers. Well today I noticed that the pork was still in the refrigerator and I didn’t want it to go to waste so I thought that I would make some sandwiches with it. I put some bbq sauce on it and stuffed it in some frozen (thawed) bread dough.

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Nothing fancy but they sure smelled good while they were baking. My hubby couldn’t wait until they cooled to dive into them. I told him to wait cause I had a bigger plan.

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I had a half of a head of cabbage, half an onion and a red pepper left in the fridge so I was going to make some coleslaw but decided to leave it chunky instead of grated. I like this way on sandwiches…..I bet you know where this is going.

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I just mixed 1/2 cup of salad dressing (not mayo), 1/4 milk, 1 tbsp. sugar, 1/4 tsp. salt, and a pinch each of black pepper and celery seed and poured it over the vegetables. It is creamy, but not too creamy that it over powers the sandwich.

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I purposely cut this in half to show the pork inside the bun. I would have just cut a slit into it and then stuffed it with the slaw.

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The zing of the salad dressing and the sweetness from the red pepper gives the slaw a great flavor.

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This sandwich was soooooooo gooooood! And to think that this came from leftovers and frozen dough. Who knew? Hubby wanted more meat in his, but I told him that I was using leftovers so next time I will just cook enough pork to make more filling.

These would be great with some homemade French fries or potato salad and a tall glass of iced tea. Oh I can just picture it now…..summertime with a sandwich and iced tea. Now that is something to look forward to.

 

Beth

 

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2 thoughts on “Pulled Pork and Cole Slaw Sandwiches

  1. This sounds right up our alley, I will definitely try it! First things first though, how much Dr. Pepper did you use in the crockpot originally, any water, or just Dr. Pepper? Thanks!
    Mary in GA

    • I had purchased a 1 1/2 liter bottle of Dr. Pepper and used half of it in the crockpot with no water. Don’t use any other pop/soda because for some reason Dr. Pepper is the only one that has a “spice” to it. Thanks for reading my blog!

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