Hard Rock Cafe’s Pig Sandwich

The fourth of July is synonymous with fun times, great food and exciting fireworks.  This year is no different.  My neighbors and I have organized a huge block party that’s shaping up to be the celebration of the year.

Or course there will be the essentials like burgers and hot dogs, but I’m also working on something extra special.  I’m preparing pulled pork using a secret recipe for Hard Rock Cafe’s pig sandwiches.  The secret is marinating the pork shoulder for at least 12 hours and then slow cooking it until it just falls apart.  Served on a soft bun with their signature pig sauce and homemade slaw.  So yummy!

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New Secret Recipe

Hard Rock Cafe’s Pig Sandwich

Hamburger buns

Pulled Pork:
1 quart hot water
1 quart apple cider vinegar
1/2 C. Tabasco sauce
1/2 C. sugar
3 lbs. pork shoulder

Pig Slaw:
1/4 C. sugar
3 C. white vinegar
2 1/4 C. water
1 head green cabbage leaf, peeled and cored

Pig Sauce:
2 C. Heinz ketchup
2 1/4 C. cider vinegar
1 3/4 t. salt
1/2 C. sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 T. coarse black pepper
1 1/2 T. chili powder
1/2 t. garlic salt
1/2 t. granulated garlic
3 T. vegetable oil

Pulled Pork:
In a large bowl, add vinegar, Tabasco sauce and sugar to hot water. Stir to dissolve sugar. Pour marinade over pork, cover and refrigerate for at least 12 hours.

Remove pork from marinade and place in a baking pan. Cook in a preheated 450°F. oven until well browned. Cover with foil. Pour some marinade over pork, lower temperature to 300°F., and slow-roast for an additional two hours or until meat pulls away easily from the bone.

Pig Slaw:
In a large bowl, combine sugar, vinegar and water. Mix with a wire whisk until the sugar is dissolved. Add shredded cabbage and mix well. Cover and refrigerate.

Pig Sauce:
Place all ingredients except the vegetable oil in a saucepan. Stir and bring to a boil. Stir in vegetable oil, and let simmer for 20 minutes. Stir to incorporate. Place in proper storage container, and cool in an ice bath to 40°F.. Cover, date and refrigerate.

Toast hamburger buns. Place a level scoop of pig meat on the bottom of the toasted bun. Place pig slaw on top of the meat, then ladle pig sauce over the slaw and meat. Off-set the top part of the bun on top of the sandwich, and serve with onion rings. Serve immediately with a side of cole slaw and your favorite beans.

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