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Beer-Braised Pork and Coleslaw Sandwiches

This was possibly the world’s easiest recipe. It’s composed of a mix of homemade and store-bought components, but thanks to the slow-cooker and the freezer, it came together with almost no prep from me.


For the pork: I generously sprinkled a 3.5 pork roast with salt and pepper, put it in the slow cooker, and poured in half a cup of beer. I let it cook on low for 7-8 hours, removed it from the liquid and shredded it. The pork is tender and delicious on it’s own, perfect for tacos, sandwiches, hash, whatever. But for this sandwich, I took my portion of shredded pork and mixed it with some barbecue sauce I made earlier in the day.

I know I told you guys this was low-prep and I did not lie. I used this sauce, and it took about 90 seconds to make. Dump, whisk, done. It was vinegary, not too sweet, and perfectly delicious when paired with the coleslaw I picked up from the Whole Foods deli. I find that anytime I want coleslaw, I pick it up from the deli, because, honestly, if I made it at home I would end up with 8 cups of it and I’m just not that into coleslaw. Except on this sandwich.


And then I slapped it all on a brioche bun that I had previously frozen. People, in case you were not aware, bread freezes beautifully. I just thaw them on the counter for like 30 minutes and then slice and broil or toast. Then inhale. Obviously.

Summer Came to Seattle

We’re having another gloriously beautiful Seattle weekend, and it’s actually supposed to stay that way for awhile! Even better, I had Saturday (and tomorrow) off, so I got to enjoy it! Brent and I got out of the city for a little nature action yesterday. We headed east on I-90 to the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. We got there early, thankfully, because by 9am the sun was out in full force and we were sweating like crazy. We hiked a beautiful 8 miles before calling it a day and heading out in search of a beer.

It was such a perfect 80 degree day that we felt compelled to make an equally summery dinner. We used the recipe for Deluxe Lobster and Potato Chip Rolls from Food & Wine, but substituted Dungeness Crab for the lobster based on availability and local flavor. We also roasted some corn because it’s one of my favorite summer treats, but this corn was nowhere near as perfectly sweet as Indiana corn in August. Alas.

That sandwich was so good though! Sweet crab on a buttery brioche roll, combined with the crispy crunch of classic potato chips. Yum!

We don’t have any real plans for the holiday tomorrow, but I’m excited about the sunny forecast and the fact Brent and I both have the day off! Hope you’re all enjoying the holiday weekend!