This is a lovely pulled pork burger from Hard Rock Cafe, Key West MIA (with a side of mac and cheese mmmm). It was so much juicer than the ones they used to make at Hard Rock, Sydney - no wonder they shut down.
For those of you who have even attempted this sandwich, you will know that it takes 8-10 hours just to cook your pork for this dish!! But have hope, those who do not want to leave the house with stove on - I have one that only takes THREE very short hours.
Lex's 3 hour Pulled Pork Sandwich
1x Smoked pork hock (2, if it's small. Pic as above - but it looks drier)
4x soft, sweet buns (eg: hot dog bun, the one from kfc, tiptop white bread)
100ml white vinegar
1/8th shredded white cabbage
for homemade bbq sauce
100ml tomato sauce
40ml red wine vinegar
70ml maple syrup
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp dried chilli flakes
1/2 tsp cumin
3 tbsp worchester
1 tbsp tobasco
pinch of salt and pepper
For pork, put in saucepan of water until completely submerged. Add vinegar. Boil for 3 hours.
For BBQ sauce, add all ingredients together and mix well.
When pork is done, rip the skin and any sinew fat off (when it's cool enough for you to touch), then start shredding the meat with your hands - finer the better, but don't mince it.
Mix pulled pork through the bbq sauce.
Put into sweet bun, shredded cabbage on top and enjoy with sides of baked beans (heated up and mixed with the homemade bbq sauce for bbq flavour), coleslaw, potato salad... goes with anything sweet and vinegary.
Chef's Shortcut ;) Now you don't have to miss Hard Rock Cafe, Sydney. As much. *sniff*