I must pat myself on the back… these were so unbelievably good. The pork was really tender and the homemade barbecue sauce was so tasty. The crunchy onions on top just completed the sandwich perfectly. This is my new favorite sandwich! A must try recipe – you won’t be disappointed.
- 3 slices of bacon (turkey bacon doesn’t work well)
- 1 tsp of fresh thyme (leaves only), chopped
- 1/2 sweet yellow onion diced finely
- 4 cloves of garlic, diced finely
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper (optional)
- 2 cups of ketchup
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar
- 1/8 cup of molasses
- 1 tbsp of red wine vinegar
- 1 tsp dried mustard
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- Salt and black pepper to taste
Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat. Once it’s finished, place on a paper towel to drain then crumble. In the same skillet, add the thyme & onion to the bacon grease and saute for 2-3 minutes or until the onion is soft. Add garlic and red pepper and cook, stirring frequently, for 30-45 seconds. Add the remaining ingredients, including the bacon crumbles, and mix thoroughly, cook for about 20 minutes so flavors combine.
- 1 pork tenderloin
- 1 cup of chicken broth
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a small dutch oven pan, combine the chicken broth, pork tenderloin and half the barbecue sauce. Bake in the oven for 3-4 hours or until pork shreds easily. Add the remainder of the barbecue sauce and mix thoroughly. Taste and re-season with salt and pepper if needed.
- Hamburger buns
- French’s Fried Onions
Cook the French’s Fried Onions in the oven for just a few minutes – watch them carefully because they will burn easily. Toast the buns if preferred. Pile the shredded pork on the bottom bun and top with crunchy onions. Enjoy!
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