Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Hi everybody!

I just re-redded (and coppered and blonded) my hair yesterday, and upon arriving at the salon, I sat next to a pile of magazines to flip through.

On top of the pile was a picture of a hunky dude wearing no shirt and being generally hot (and I’ll assume photoshopped – hehe). At the bottom of the pile, I could see a Canadian Living Magazine with a DELICIOUS looking burger. Which magazine do you think I dove for? Right past all the shirtless dudes? That’s right. These days, the burger will win EVERY time. My how I’ve changed.

On to the food!

I’m happy to announce that todays blog post is of something my Mom made! yay! guest recipe!

I’m in BC right now, warming up for this weekends start of the tour in Sechelt (pun SERIOUSLY intended – it is HOT here) and on the way to the weekend, there is a nice window for making and eating delicious foods.

My mom and I were watching the Food Network – as we are wont to do – and came across the show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

Guy Fieri (my boyfriends FAVOURITE Food Network person) visited this amaaaazing looking Cuban restaurant, and both my mom and I were equally inspired. So, first up, Pulled Pork. (I am going to very soon do up a recipe for Picadillo – a Cuban dish with ground beef, olives, capers, lots of spices and a lovely looking sauce.. mmm…)

So, here you go! It was surprisingly simple (just ask my mom) and stupidly delicious!


Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Ingredients –

  • Pork Loin – 4lbs – bone-in
  • Apple Juice – 1 cup
  • Red Onion – 1, chopped
  • Garlic – one head
  • Spices – we used Hy’s Cajun Seasoning (DELICIOUS)
  • Yellow and Red Peppers
  • Bun or Pita
  • Coleslaw – I just used the shredded cabbage with no sauce
  • BBQ Sauce – whichever you like
  • Pickles!!!

Directions –

First, preheat oven to 300 degrees. While oven is preheating, prepare your pork.

Chop onions and garlic and lay at the bottom of your dutch oven – these act as a sort of rack for the pork. Rub pork with spices of your choosing.

Lay pork on top of onion-rack, and pour in apple juice.

Cover and bake in oven for 5 hours. In the last hour, add in your yellow and red peppers.

Remove from oven, and shred meat, and separate vegetables. Reserve juice in dutch oven.

Place shredded meat in casserole dish with about 1/2 cup of reserved cooking juices, and slather with BBQ sauce. Cover and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Remove from oven, uncover, and make sandwiches however you please!


Until next time,

Allison :o)


*Note: here are the tour dates for this summers BC tour! – hope to see you at the shows if you can make it out – I am SUPER excited for all the shows, and am realizing that this will be my first non-Christmas hometown show in YEARS – woot woot!

Friday, July 30 ~ 8:15 p.m. Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, 5714 Medusa, Sechelt, Canada V0N 3A0 Sechelt Festival of the Arts Celebrating Coast Culture

Gala launch night concert! Click forFestival Guide +Festival Map

Info: 604-885-3844

Concert tickets @:

Gaia’s Fair Trade (Gibsons);
MELOmania (Roberts Creek); Sechelt Visitor Info Centre, Wind Song Gallery (Sechelt); & Harbour Spirit (Madeira Park)

Friday, August 6 ~ 8:00 p.m. ArtSpring Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2V8 To aid the SSI BCSPCA – Salt Spring’s volunteer-run animal shelter Tickets @ArtSpring Box Office



concert details tba

Saturday, August 7 ~ 8:00 p.m. Fairfield United Church, 1303 Fairfield Road (at Moss St.), Victoria, BC, V8S 1E3 fun details tba Tickets @:

Lyle’s Place (770 Yates); Larsen Music (1833 Cook Street); Ivy’s Bookshop (2188 Oak Bay Ave.); &Allison’s Concert Box Office

Friday, August 13 ~ 8:00 p.m. St. Andrew’s United Church, 311 Fitzwilliam, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 3A6 Catch the Spirit”– proceeds to capital campaign for St. Andrew’s United Church Tickets @: 

West Coast Classic Floral (309C Wesley St.); Lobelia’s Lair (8-321
Wesley St.); Fascinating Rhythm (51 Commercial St.); Tom Lee Music (10 – 6894 Island Hwy. North); St. Andrew’s United Church Office (250-753-1924); &Allison’s Concert Box Office

Sunday, August 15 ~ 10 am to 6 pm 

(Allison performs a special guitar set in the afternoon)

Providence Farm 1843 Tzouhalem Rd.,Duncan, BC, V9L 5L6

Special Woodstock 2010~ Allison joins an all-day line-up of roots, country, rock, choral music and more fun! Everyone is invited to the 11th AnnualSpecial Woodstock Music Festival – click for full details!




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2 responses to “Pulled Pork Sandwiches

  1. Burger recipes or photoshopped shirtless hunk? You made the right decision. And as a long time Guy Fieri fan (he’s the only one who doesn’t recommend ways to make the recipes ‘lighter’) I concur that this is a wonderful looking recipe that I simply must try. Thanks for sharing and thanks for you mom for making it so we could see how it was done.

  2. Reena

    Where’s the love for pushed pork sandwiches?! :oP

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