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BBQ Pork Sandwiches

25 Oct

I had some friends over for dinner last week and decided to try out a new recipe!  I made BBQ pulled pork sandwiches but I was a little skeptical of the recipe because it seemed waaaay too easy!  Never the less, I followed this recipe here and dinner was DELICIOUS!



There are a bunch of suggestions on the recipe page but I was really lazy and stuck pretty close to the original recipe, the only thing I did different was I added sliced onions and sauteed them in the dutch oven before I shredded the pork and added it to the oven.  I also used Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce (according to some reviews the BBQ sauce is too sweet so I mixed in a little bit of white vinegar to the sauce before mixing it with the pork and onions). For sides we had sweet potato fries and apple/pear coleslaw.  Bon appetit!

BBQ Spare Ribs

5 Jul

I ate sooo much this weekend it was really quite a lot of over indulging.  It’s ok though, it was 4th of July weekend and everyone’s allowed a cheat day…or two!  A friend of mine hosted a BBQ at his place and I decided to make some BBQ ribs instead of the usual hotdogs and burgers (we had some of those too).  My intentions were to do baby back ribs but my parents bought my meat for me and ended up getting me pork spare ribs instead, so I had to look up a recipe since I’ve never made spare ribs of any kind before.  They actually turned out pretty yummy.  You can find the recipe I used here.  The recipe received a lot of good reviews and I did read through some of the users’ comments.  I recommend not using as much sugar unless you like your meat sweet and I did boil my ribs for an hour to get rid of some of the fatty-ness and the ribs came out nice and tender. The recipe is pretty easy to follow and I had all of the ingredients in my pantry.  Here’s a visual of how everything looked.


My bowl of pork spare ribs (rinsed and patted dry).

The “BBQ” sauce mixture (I used minced garlic because I was too lazy to crush cloves).  This sauce will not be as thick as BBQ sauce you buy from the store.  It is definitely more of a marinade.
After boiling the ribs, I placed them in a roasting pan where I marinated them in the sauce overnight.
After marinating you can grill or bake the ribs.  I did both.  Baked them @ 350 degrees for half an hour and threw them on the grill for 5 minutes or so before eating them.  You can brush on regular bbq sauce if you like at this point, I decided not to since the marinade had enough flavor.
I hope everyone in the United States enjoyed their Independence Day weekend and everyone else in the world, hope yours was just as fun!  What was something super delicious that you got to eat this past weekend?  I may need ideas for future recipes!
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