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What vegetables are good in pulled pork sandwhiches

ChopsForChamps Mar 5, 2013 11:51 AM

And is mustard a nice addition to BBQ sauce

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    Rigmaster Mar 5, 2013 11:54 AM

    No veggies in pulled pork. Cook it low and slow and let the meat impress on it's own. Coleslaw on top is a great NC-Southern touch though.

    Leave the mustard out of the BBQ sauce. If you need a kick, add some Tabasco to the pork once it's done or extra spicy ancho and chipotle chili powder to the rub before it cooks.

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      jammy Mar 5, 2013 12:00 PM

      I like to top the meat with a good scoop of slaw. The vinegar offsets the richness of the pork and it's goooooood.

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        jujuthomas Mar 5, 2013 12:02 PM

        my favorite is dh's homemade slaw and bush's baked beans. (DH hasn't tried his hand and home made beans...yet)

        1. monavano Mar 5, 2013 12:02 PM

          Carolina based bbq sauce has mustard in it, so why not. I adore a vinegar based cole slaw on my pulled pork sandwich, but more with a thicker, tomato based bbq sauce.
          But, I'd add slaw to any 'qwich.

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          1. re: monavano
            Veggo Mar 5, 2013 12:19 PM

            Not to split hairs, but South Carolina Q uses mustard, North Carolina is vinegar based, traditionally.
            Many prefer a topping of slaw, I prefer pickles and onions.

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              carolinadawg Mar 5, 2013 12:31 PM

              And the mustard based sauce is generally found in only a small area of SC at that. Not to mention its an abomination.

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                Veggo Mar 5, 2013 12:37 PM

                When I lived in Columbia SC that's all there was. I preferred the NC style when I briefly lived in Greensboro.

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            Alan408 Mar 5, 2013 12:12 PM

            Cabbage slaw is common, I like sautéed kale or spinach, carmalized onions

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              rasputina Mar 5, 2013 12:19 PM

              cabbage for the coleslaw

              1. danna Mar 5, 2013 12:26 PM

                Fig preserves...if you get tired of slaw.

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                  jujuthomas Mar 5, 2013 01:28 PM

                  I have fig chutney in my fridge... trying to imagine it on pulled pork... hmmm...

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                  Coribdx Mar 5, 2013 01:18 PM

                  I prefer coleslaw and pickled red onions on my pulled pork sammies.

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                    monavano Mar 5, 2013 01:19 PM

                    Acid is the key!

                  2. Terrie H. Mar 5, 2013 01:38 PM

                    Pulled pork itself is not made with vegetables in the cooking. Your question isn't especially clear about what you are looking for. Cole slaw is traditional as an addition on top, Mustard is a great addition to sauce.

                    1. cayjohan Mar 5, 2013 01:43 PM

                      Pulled pork + mustard dill sauce (y'know, the sort you'd make to accompany gravlax) + sliced pickled beets. We have this as an open-faced, knife-and-fork sandwich typically.

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                        Baskerville Mar 5, 2013 01:44 PM

                        Obvious vote for cole slaw, but I'm also a fan of cucumbers–pickled or otherwise unadorned.

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                          LP808 Mar 5, 2013 06:40 PM

                          Kudos on the cukes. Pickled cucumbers and onions (I always pickle them together...) + sliced beets are great on top if you don't want slaw.

                        2. ipsedixit Mar 5, 2013 02:45 PM


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                            cayjohan Mar 5, 2013 02:58 PM

                            Absolutely! A kimchijjigae sandwich!

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                              Kris in Beijing Mar 29, 2013 08:13 PM

                              OH, like , Like, LIKE!!!

                            2. Kris in Beijing Mar 29, 2013 08:17 PM

                              If you want to be Completely nontraditional -- so in a way it's not a pulled pork sandwich but a sandwich with pulled pork:

                              1) roasted beets
                              2) fried patty made of mashed potatoes
                              3) traditional "roast" veggies, caramelized until past limp: celery, carrots, onions
                              4) apricot jam and horseradish [spread]
                              5) fried egg and tobasco

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