On the table tonight…

I feel like I should have a title for my dinner recipes but I have no creative blog post titles!

Oh well…this is what we had for dinner and I thought I should share because it was delicious and easy.

It started with a trip to the store for my weekly groceries, I found a lean piece of pork sirloin roast for cheap so I bought that and wanted to make BBQ pork shredded sandwiches for dinner today – Monday is soccer practice during dinner and we come home starving (that is, if we make it home without stopping like this disastrous night!).  But my favorite BBQ sauce, one made without high fructose corn syrup and that tastes super good, wasn’t on sale and I needed two bottles.  It was almost $5 a bottle!  Crazy.  No way I was going to pay that.  So I came home resolved to make my own BBQ sauce, I’d done this once before with enchilada sauce and it worked out well so I thought I ought to try again.

I found this simple recipe online and after making it I poured it over the roughly cut up pork roast in the slow cooker and turned it on this morning.  By afternoon you could smell it down the street and the meat was falling apart.  I had leftover buns from burger night so we had those to use for the sandwiches.

Simple BBQ sauce

1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 T chopped onion
2 t lemon juice
1 t Worcestershire sauce
few grinds fresh black pepper
pinch of allspice
pinch of celery seed or celery salt
good sized pinch of mustard powder
few drops liquid smoke, only if you happen to have some handy like I did

Combine all ingredients on stove, simmer a few minutes then use as desired.

I took the meat out before dinner to make sure it was all chopped/shredded up.  Then fill up some buns and voila!  Yum.   I didn’t figure out cost but I’m sure it cost much less than Stubb’s by the (small) bottle!  It would work easily with any other lean cut of meat, beef, or pork or even chicken I’m sure.  We also enjoy BBQ meatballs, meatballs that simmer an hour in BBQ sauce then we eat them over brown rice.  Also a tasty easy dinner that the kids all like.  But if you made this and didn’t have a large family, you’d surely have leftovers that would freeze nicely for another meal.

If my husband hadn’t eaten three of the sandwiches we might have had leftovers…but he did and we don’t.  Nothing says love like an empty plate. 🙂



I love your recipes. Can’t wait to try this one!! I’m quite sure my husband will eat it up like yours. (Partly because it will be so tasty and partly because it will be so out of my ordinary-getting-boring meal plans…) THANKS! Oh, and that has to be much less than $5.