Pork Sandwiches + Barbecue Sauce

So you made that pork shoulder and now you're like " What the hell to do with all this meat?"  Well, first I would tell you to make tacos (yes, in our kitchen, tacos are always the first answer to almost any food question) then I would tell you make this sandwich.  And some coleslaw.  

It's very simple and quick but the home made sauce is what makes these special.  I think this would be a great picnic sandwich.  

Pork Sandwiches + North Carolina-style Barbecue Sauce

For the sauce:

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons ketchup

2 tablespoons light brown sugar

1 teaspoon red chile flakes

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For the sandwiches:

rolls or bread

pulled pork, about 1 cup per sandwich

shredded cabbage or coleslaw, optional

Whisk together vinegar, ketchup, sugar, chile flakes, salt and pepper.  (I like to shake it all together in a jar.)  

Toss 1 cup of pork with a scant 1/4 cup of sauce for each sandwich.  Pile onto the bread and top with cabbage or slaw.  



Turkey Tacos


What to do with all the leftover thanksgiving turkey you're about to have.  I normally eat it standing in front of the open fridge, dipping it in cold gravy hours after dinner when eveyone has gone home and I'm too tipsy/tired/happy to get a plate.  Does this sound familiar to anyone?  (Am I alone here?)

This year I'm going to make these turkey tacos.  Pretty easy and something different.  Serve with your favorite taco fillings or use for quesadillas or enchiladas.  

Serves 4.

Turkey Tacos

1 lb leftover cooked turkey, shredded  (i used white + dark meat)

juice of 1 lime

juice of 1 small orange

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon agave

4 sprigs cilantro, chopped

1 teaspoon onion powder

2 teaspoons chipotle powder

1/2 teaspoon chile powder

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon dried oregano

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high heat oil, like canola, grape seed...

Toss all ingredients, excluding oil, together in a bowl.  In a large skillet, heat a splash of oil over high heat.  Add seasoned turkey and cook, stirring occasionally until hot, about 5 minutes.