It’s almost May and guysss that means BBQ/picnic/eat outside in the sunshine season! This time of year is all about watermelon and corn on the cob and delicious foods between two buns and it’s enough to make a gal want to start quilting a picnic blanket. So, to celebrate, today we are sharing a new favorite recipe for warmer weather, pulled pork sandwiches with a fresh and crunchy jalepeno and raspberry slaw!
This easy and DELISH recipe has so many wonderful textures and flavors that make it totally mouthwatering, plus, it is so easy to make. Let’s do it!
- 2 lbs pork roast
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 tbsp. minced garlic
- 1 can cola
- 2 c chopped green cabbage
- 2 c chopped red cabbage
- 2 c chopped carrots
- 1/4 c chopped fresh chives
- 2-3 chopped jalapeños
- 1-2 c Litehouse Organic Raspberry Dressing
- Salt and Pepper
- 6-8 hamburger buns
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- BBQ sauce
- Mayonnaise (if desired)
- Toss pork roast in the crockpot with a generous amount of salt and pepper, onion, garlic and cola. Cook on low for 8 hours.
- For the slaw: Toss red and green cabbage, carrots and fresh chives in a medium bowl. Add jalapeños if you like things spicy! (You can also slice your jalapeños and top your burgers with them individually later if you have kiddos in the house who can’t handle the heat.)
- Add 1-2 cups of Raspberry Dressing and mix until slaw is coated. Feel free to add more/less depending on how wet you like your slaw. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Once your slaw is made, shred your pork roast and drain juices.
- Next, make your sandwiches! I drizzled my buns with EVOO and toasted them in the oven then topped them with the pulled pork, a little BBQ sauce, a pile of the slaw, jalapeños (if you didn’t add them to your slaw), and if you are a mayo fan you can add a touch of that, then top with your bun!
Is your mouth watering, yet? These aren’t your mama’s pulled pork sandwiches, they are so full of bright flavors and textures and are so satisfying that they are sure to please your crowd! I love the sweet raspberry and crunchy veggies with the flavors of the rich pork…so GOOD. Plus, the ingredients and prep are so simple that you won’t even break a sweat!
Happy BBQ season!