Recipe: Pulled Pork Sandwiches


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Pulled Pork Sandwiches


I realized that I hadn’t yet shared this delicious recipe for pulled pork sandwiches. It’s an easy crock pot dish and I’ve never met a man who didn’t love it! You can serve it with your favorite BBQ sauce as well as a side of beans and corn or coleslaw if you’d like. Perfect for potlucks, busy days, lazy days, or just a delicious summer meal.






1/2 c Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Tbs Dried Minced Onion
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
3 lb. Pork Roast, boneless




1 Tbs Sugar
1 tsp Paprika
1/4 tsp Pepper
2 Tbs Ketchup


Buns (hamburger, sandwich, onion…)
BBQ Sauce, your favorite




Add the marinade ingredients to a ziploc bag and refrigerate it overnight if you can. Otherwise, dump it all in the crock pot. Mix the rub ingredients together and rub on top of the pork roast. Cook on low for 8 hours. Shred the pork with two forks and serve on buns with your favorite BBQ sauce and sides.


Recipe: Rotini and Sausage


Rotini and Sausage

Ingredients:Famous Pasta Sauce

2 Tbs Olive Oil
1 lb Italian Sausage Links
1 lb Rotini Pasta
1 batch Famous Pasta Sauce
Parmesan Cheese, to taste


Start up a batch of my famous pasta sauce. While that is cooking, get your sausages in a pan with olive oil and cook, turning often, until they reach 170°. While the sausages are cooking and the pasta sauce is cooking, don’t forget to stir the sauce, go ahead and cook up your pasta. When the sausage is done, transfer to a cutting board and slice into roughly 1/2″ pieces. When the pasta is done, drain and set aside. When your pasta sauce is done, it’s time to dish up. On a plate layer the pasta, sausage and pasta sauce. Then top with however much Parmesan cheese you like.

Recipe: Crock Pot Party Meatballs

Crock Pot Party Meatballs

I made these meatballs for little man’s first birthday party and everyone loved them! It was easy to throw it all in the crock pot in the morning and continue on with party preparations. By the time the party started, they were done and delicious!

Ingredients:Chili Sauce

32 oz. Frozen Meatballs
16 oz. Chili Sauce
10 oz. Grape Jelly (low sugar)


Dump everything into your crock pot. Stir it around to coat the meatballs. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 2-3. Stir once more before serving.

Recipe: Chorizo Burrito

Chorizo Burrito

Chorizo Burrito

A simple spicy twist to the classic burrito. Who needs plain ground beef when you can have spiced, flavor packed pork!


Sun Dried Tomato TortillasBlack Beans
Monteray Jack Cheese
Chorizo Sausage, casing removed
Olive Oil


Heat some olive oil in a large pan. Cook sausage and onion until done. Move the sausage around frequently to break it up. Once the sausage is fully cooked, assemble and enjoy!

Recipe: Chopped Ham Sandwich

Chopped Ham Sandwich

Chopped Ham Sandwich


Cranberry Horseradish Glazed HamMustard
Vermont Cheddar
2 Slices Bread


Chop ham into small pieces. Take each slice of bread and spread a small amount of mustard on it. Then layer the ham and cheese on top. Take the open sandwich and place in a toaster oven or under a broiler until nicely browned and the cheese has melted. Carefully take the two halves of the sandwich and put them together. Now enjoy a great chopped ham sandwich! Side of pickle is optional.

Recipe: Cranberry Horseradish Glazed Ham

Cranberry Horseraddish Glazed Ham

Cranberry Horseradish Glazed Ham

We turned an unexpected gift from an Aunt into an amazing dish!


1 Tbs Butter
2 Tbs Cranberry Horseradish Sauce


In a large skillet, melt butter and whisk in the cranberry horseradish sauce. Spread the sauce evenly in the pan and lay the ham over it. Let it cook and sizzle for 3-5 minutes over medium heat. Turn the ham over and swirl the ham in the remaining sauce to get a nice coat. Spread the ham out in a single layer once again and let it cook and sizzle for another 3-5 minutes.

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Recipe: Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice

This is a great well known dish in the south. If you are not used to spicy foods, or you would like it a little less spicy, you can use a milder sausage (vs. Hot Link) and leave out the Cayenne Pepper.


1/4 c Olive Oil
3 Tbs Dried Minced Onion
1/4 tsp Dried Minced Garlic
2 Stalks Celery, sliced
1 lb. Hot Link Sausage, sliced
2 – 14 oz. cans Diced Tomato (with liquid)
2 c Rice, uncooked
2 Bay Leaves, crushed
1 Tbs Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tbs Parsley, dried
1 tsp Thyme, dried
1/2 tsp Sage, dried
1 tsp Cajun Seasoning
2 cans Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
4 c Chicken Stock

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1/8 tsp Oregano
1/8 tsp Paprika
1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1/8 tsp Black Pepper
1/8 tsp Garlic Powder
1/8 tsp Chili Powder


In a large pot, saute the onion, garlic, and celery in hot oil until the onion is translucent. Add tomato and sausage, cook for a few minutes before adding in the rice and all the seasonings. Sir and cook a few more minutes to blend the spices throughout. Add kidney beans and chicken stock. Simmer until the rice is fully cooked, about 30 minutes.

If you like my Red Beans and Rice, you’ll love my other Recipes!

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