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Easy Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Sweet and Spicy Pickles

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The pulled pork in these sandwiches is unreal. The meat is tender and juicy, and the sauce is packed with flavor from a few ingredients that you’re likely to already have in your fridge: onions, garlic, ketchup, beer, vinegar and Sriracha. Boom! That chronic combination creates a sweet and tangy barbecue sauce with a subtle kick. The pickles add even more punch.

1HR 15MIN

Total Cooking Time

20

Ingredients
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Ingredients
US / METRIC
Servings:
4
Serves 4
4
Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns
1
Small Yellow Onion , minced
2 cloves
Garlic , minced
1/3 cup
12 fl oz
IPA Beer
Any beer you have on hand
1 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
2
English Cucumbers , finely sliced
1/2
Red Bell Pepper , finely sliced
1/2
Red Onion , finely sliced
3/4 cup
Water
1 tsp
Mustard Seeds
1 Tbsp
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
2 cloves
Garlic , crushed, peeled
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Directions

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Step 1
In a small pot, combine Apple Cider Vinegar (3/4 cup) , Garlic (2 cloves) , Kosher Salt (1 Tbsp) , Granulated Sugar (3 Tbsp) , Mustard Seeds (1 tsp) , Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (1 Tbsp) and smashed garlic.
Step 2
Bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes and remove from the heat. Place vegetables in a heat safe bowl and pour the brine over them. Cover and refrigerate until room temperature or cold (your preference), which should take about 1-1½ hours.
Step 3
Slice the Pork Tenderloin (1 lb) into 3-inch pieces.
Step 4
Heat Yellow Onion (1) in a large saucepan or dutch oven over medium heat. When hot, add the minced onions and garlic. Sauté for about 3 minutes until the onions become translucent.
Step 5
Add Ketchup (1/3 cup) , IPA Beer (12 fl oz) , Honey (1 Tbsp) , Apple Cider Vinegar (1 Tbsp) , and Sriracha (2 Tbsp) . Bring everything to a boil, then lower to a simmer. Add the pork tenderloin pieces, cover and cook for 40 minutes.
Step 6
When cooked, remove the pork from the sauce and set aside. When cool enough to handle, shred the pork using your fingers or two forks. Let the sauce simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes until it is thickened.
Step 7
Add the shredded pork back to the sauce and cook for another 10 minutes over low heat.
Step 8
Pile the pork onto Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns (4) , top with the sweet and spicy pickles, and go hog wild!

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