Pulled pork sandwiches with tomato sauce, parmesan and basil
Pulled pork sandwiches with tomato sauce, parmesan and basil

Pulled pork sandwiches with tomato sauce, parmesan and basil

Preparation 45 minutes
Cooking time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 24 appetizers

Ingredients

  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) butter
  • 1.75 kg (3 1/2 lb) pork shoulder
  • 4 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) cider vinegar
  • 375 ml (1 1/2 cups) water
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) maple syrup
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) soy sauce
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) tomato paste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 24 buns
  • 60 to 80 ml (1/4 to 1/3 cup) Parmesan, shaved or grated
  • 45 ml (3 tbsp) fresh basil, chopped

Preparation

  1. In a saucepan, melt the butter over high heat and sear the pork for 4 to 5 minutes on each side.
  2. Add the onion and the garlic and cook for 2 minutes while stirring.
  3. Deglaze with the vinegar.
  4. Add the water, maple syrup, soy sauce and tomato paste.
  5. Stir to dissolve the tomato paste. Season with pepper.
  6. Bring to a boil.
  7. Cover and cook over low heat for 3 hours.
  8. Meanwhile, split the top of the buns.
  9. Remove the pork from the sauce. Let cool.
  10. Shred the meat.
  11. Discard the excess fat.
  12. Place the pork back in the sauce and simmer until desired consistency.
  13. Divide the pork between the buns.
  14. Garnish with Parmesan and fresh basil.
  15. Serve.

Note:

You may let the pulled pork mixture cool and prepare the sandwiches in advance. Just reheat them and add the garnish right before serving.

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