Monday, November 1, 2010

Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Copycat KFC Coleslaw



This is my first and last post of the week as I’m leaving tomorrow to journey to San Francisco for the Foodbuzz Festival. Since I’ll be missing a whole week of posting recipes I hope I can make it up to you with a giveaway.

I’m giving away one slightly used Spyder calibration tool for a monitor. A calibration tool is what professionals photographers use to color correct their screens to a standard. Though it worked great with my PC, it couldn’t calibrate my Mactop. If you’re not a Mac user I think you’ll appreciate having this very cool tool.

Just leave a comment telling me why you could use the Spyder and I’ll do the random number thingy when I get back Monday.

See you when I get home! Or hopefully, see you at the festival.

Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Copycat KFC Coleslaw

Printer Version
It isn’t a misprint; you’ll need two bottles of BBQ sauce for this recipe. One for tenderizing pork in the Crockpot and the other for flavoring it in the oven.


First step: Crockpot
1 (12 ounce) beer
18 ounce bottle BBQ Sauce
1 tablespoon seasoning salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
5 pounds boneless pork shoulder country style ribs

Combine the ingredients together in a slow cooker. Cook on high for 4 hours, or until meat shreds easily. Move pork to a cutting board and discard liquid. Shred with two forks and discard fat. Meanwhile, make the coleslaw and refrigerate, recipe below.

Second step: 9x13 inch pan
Shredded pork
1 (18 ounce) bottle BBQ sauce
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Pinch of cayenne pepper

Place the pork in the pan and preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the rest of the ingredients together in a bowl and spoon over pork. Toss to combine. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes until heated through.

Assembly:
8 sandwich buns
BBQ Pork
Coleslaw

Warm the buns in microwave and top with pork and slaw. Serve immediately.

KFC Copycat Coleslaw
This is a variation of a copycat that’s been floating around for years. I’ve hunted for its origins, but wasn’t successful.

1 head cabbage, shredded
1 large carrot, shredded
2 to 3 tablespoons minced onions
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice

Shred cabbage and carrots and place in a very large bowl. A food processor works well for this. Mix in onions.

Stir together the rest of the ingredients until smooth and toss with the cabbage mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours before serving.

Recipes & photograph by Laura Flowers.


33 comments:

Dawn said...

Now that I got my new crockpot I'm all about slow cooker recipes and this one looks so good because even I could do it! I love the simple ingredient list. I just did a beef stew, next a chili and then I think I'll put this next on the list! It looks SO amazing.

Dawn said...

...also I'm very jealous about the foodbuzz festival and I could definitely use the color corrector thingy because I suck at anything to do with color and white balance. I need to take a class.

Cey said...

It's seems delicious *_*

Jennifer said...

I was JUST telling my mom how much I liked KFC's coleslaw and wish I knew how they made it (we had coleslaw over the weekend). This is perfect!!

Amy said...

As a new blogger i would love the Spyder. I have always wondered how everyone else seems to get such beautiful pictures while mine are mediocre. I am sure the Spyder would help considerably!

Jennifurla said...

This looks wonderful lady!

scrambledhenfruit said...

The barbecue and coleslaw both look yummy. Have fun at the Foodbuzz festival. I'd love the spyder...hopefully it would help my photos.

Susi said...

Great looking pulled pork sandwiches that would make my life a lot easier during soccer days LOL I hope you have a blast at the festival. I wish I could have been there.
The spyder sounds like a cool tool, unfortunately I'm a Mac user as well.

Sue said...

Pulled pork sandwiches are the best! Have fun in San Francisco, Laura!
I'd like the Spyder thingamajig because my photography needs all the help I can get!

Monet said...

I'm a mac user so it probably wouldn't work for me. But these sandwiches look amazing (I love pulled pork) and I hope you have safe travels to San Fran!

Huntley said...

Because I'm a poor college student and it would make a great Christmas present for my photographer boyfriend. So would the sandwich! It looks so yummy!

JehanP said...

Love it! You have solved my lunch dilemma.

Medifast Coupon Codes said...

Thanks for the recipes, we love pulled pork sandwiches and love trying new recipes to make. And good for you with the knock-off coleslaw, it sounds great.

Mads said...

@Jennifer I love KFC coleslaw too! What is it about that recipe?
Maybe it's sort of like the secret formula for their chicken. Who knows

Romy said...

Hi Laura!
I could definately use the Spyder, I have so many food photos to tweek, the slaw recipe, thank you!! I will try this for Friday nights fish fry! yummmm!! Have a fun and safe trip to San Fran!!
:-)

~RED~ said...

Nice sandwich.... i could take a bite right now! Have a great time at the festival... i'm too shy to go somewhere that big!

Cyndy said...

I always drool over your photos and wish that mine looked half as good. Love KFC Coleslaw and pulled pork. Would love to give this a whirl, but still have some Kalua Pork to finish first. Thanks for sharing and it's already copied, Thanks Laura

Elisabeth said...

Laura-Somehow I lost track of you and found you through one of your kind comments to my blog. You have no idea how long I've been wanting to get a decent recipe for pulled BBQ sandwich, and a really good coleslaw with it.
You have surpassed all the others!
I am now, following your blog, among the several hundreds of followers, and I'm ready to post the next award, so...BE READY...want to stay in touch, I hope you will follow my blog too!

Terry Covington said...

Laura, I am a budding photographer and have recently become involved with a local art association. I really want to improve my photography, and one problem I find is that if I order prints of photos to frame and sell, they don't look the same as how they looked on my computer, and often not like real life. A calibration tool would really help me in honing my skills and helping my art look more professional. I loved your photo essay on the old abandoned building with the owl nests!

Kate said...

I would love to give the Spyder to my sister (who is a photographer) for Christmas since we have no money for gifts this year. Love your recipes and can't wait to try this one!

shaz said...

Hi Laura, Have fun in SF. This isn't an entry cos I am on a Mac too, and live way too far away anyway :) I used to love KFC coleslaw as a kid, gotta try this as it'll probably bring back some memories :)

JeanC said...

That pulled pork looks delish :) The crock pot is my favorite way to do pork for making pulled pork. Never thought to finish it up in the oven tho. Will have to try that next time.

I would be another who would love the Spyder tool. I am never sure if my pics are really the way they should be. People seem to like them, but I am never quite sure if they just aren't being nice LOL!

Diana's Cocina said...

The pulled pork looks amazing. The crock pot and I are good friends let me tell ya1 LOL!!

blackbookkitchendiaries said...

this recipe sounds awesome... thanks for sharing.

Steve said...

Laura,
My 21 year-old daughter broke down and bought a slow cooker last week. Good for her. So she asked for recipes. Knowing how much she appreciates her southern roots and my pulled pork, I sent her this. If she can't have it from my smoker, she can certainly enjoy it this way. Looks incredible. Thanks for sharing.
Steve
http://www.myfavoriteflavours.com

Fashion Meets Food said...

looks delicious! I really need to get a new crockpot mine is one of the originals and burns everything... so annoying. Love your blog and am a new follower!

xo

Astrid said...

Did you know that KFC Coleslaw is one of my favorite foods of all time. I am deifnitely returning to this page the next time I was to make cole slaw. How amazing are you?
It was great meeting you at FoodBuzz. Your photos are truly incredible.

UrDadCooks said...

This sandwich looks amazing! And ur pictures do it justice - that's the best part! I am soaking up all the advice I can get on taking food pics - it's harder than it looks! Winning the Spyder would be a bonus! Enjoyed ur blog!

Holly said...

Hi:) I just found your blog thru scrambled hen fruit-I love it here;)
I'm adding myself to follow!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Holly thank-you!

Jacqueline said...

I am such a pork fan and I really love slow cooked pork. The sandwiches are family favorites. I hadn't tried it with slaw on it until I went to a restaurant and I was amazed at how it complements the pork. Yum. I will take one right now for lunch.

lengslog said...

Hey Laura!

It was a fun weekend. I still feel full too!

Love your pictures!

-Leng

Cheri Witmer said...

This looks so delicious!! And I could use the lense to help take a picture of it!

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