As an official Recipe to Riches blogger, I had the amazing opportunity to recreate the winning Entrée recipe.
I have to tell you that I'm one of those people who needs to get everything sorted and organized before I start cooking. I mean really sorted. Like lining up all ingredients, prepping and putting things in a particular fashion before I get started.
Now, that's a lot of flavour right there!
I then rubbed the spice mixture all over the bone-in pork shoulder picnic roast. I reserved 2 Tbsp of the spice mixture to add to the sauce. I put the pork in a metal pan and tightly wrapped it in foil. Into a 325 degree oven it went!
Sorry, kid. You get a glass of milk and honey on toast for a snack while Mommy is cooking :)
Pour half of the sauce mixture over pork and combine. Use the other half to put on the sandwiches. "The secret is in the sauce!" Ha! Ha! I don't know why I've always wanted to say that.
Slice bun in half, slather sauce on top and bottom (cut ends) of bun, top with pork, mound coleslaw on top of pork, place top bun lid. This recipe makes 8 servings.
I have to say that Robert Luft's pulled pork sandwich is delicious! My husband asked if I could make it again next week! As a Mom, I just had to serve this up with a fabulous salad. Hubby insisted that the coleslaw counted as a serving of veg though. :) Right.
Would I purchase the President's Choice version of this dish? Yes. Absolutely. We've made it a weekly habit to test out all the winning recipes! Though this recipe wasn't overly difficult, it was time consuming. Getting the meat so tender, soft, and juicy takes hours of cooking! The way Rob did it on the show looked even more labour intensive. He also didn't use forks to shred the meat, but used his hands to "pull" instead.
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Congrats, Robert! Now, Canadians get to vote for their favourite recipe and for the winner of the $250,000 Grand Prize! It's the largest prize in Canadian TV history!
For Robert Luft's complete pulled pork sandwich recipe, visit the Recipe to Riches website and click on the pulled pork sandwich recipe link.
Recipe to Riches airs on Wednesdays at 9 pm on Food Network, and Saturdays at 8pm on Global TV. The Entrees episode was the last one before the big competition. Next week is the Recipe to Riches marathon!
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Disclosure: As an official Recipe to Riches blogger, I have been compensated for recreating the winning recipe and writing a review post. All opinions on this blog are honest and my own.