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Spiced Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Mon, 05/28/2007 - 7:39PM by partysugar 0 Comments -
Spiced Pulled Pork Sandwiches From Sunset magazine 1 1/2 pounds boned pork shoulder or butt, fat trimmed 4 ounces green onions, rinsed, ends trimmed, and coarsely chopped 2 cloves garlic, peeled 2 fresh Fresno or other hot green chilies (about 1 oz. total), rinsed, stemmed, and seeded 2 tablespoons tomato paste 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons ground allspice 1 teaspoon ground dried thyme About 1 teaspoon salt About 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup cider vinegar 8 to 10 soft dinner rolls (about 1 oz. each), sliced in half horizontally
  1. Rinse pork and pat dry.
  2. In a blender or food processor, whirl green onions, garlic, chilies, tomato paste, brown sugar, allspice, thyme, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper until finely chopped. Add vinegar and whirl until smooth. Scrape mixture into a heavy 5- to 6-quart pan.
  3. Add pork and turn to coat completely. Cover and chill at least 2 hours or up to 1 day.
  4. Add 1 cup water to pan, cover, and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat; reduce heat to very low and simmer pork, turning once, until meat is very tender when pierced and shreds easily with a fork, 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
  5. Remove from heat and let cool about 15 minutes.
  6. Transfer meat to a bowl. Skim and discard fat from surface of cooking liquid.
  7. Measure liquid; if there's more than 1 1/2 cups, boil over high heat until reduced to 1 1/2 cups.
  8. With a fork or your fingers, pull meat into thin shreds; remove and discard fat. Mix meat with cooking liquid. Add more salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Spoon about 1/4 cup pulled pork onto each roll bottom; set tops in place.
Makes 8 to 10 sandwiches. Nutritional Information: CALORIES 262(30% from fat); FAT 8.7g (sat 2.7g); PROTEIN 17g; CHOLESTEROL 46mg; SODIUM 550mg; FIBER 1.3g; CARBOHYDRATE 28g

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