Recipe of the Week: Pulled Pork on Pretzel Rolls

I (Helen) had a hunch this would be the recipe of the week when someone wrote “YAYYYY!!!” next to “pulled pork,” on the menu I posted outside the kitchen. The hunch was confirmed when I walked into the dining room to cheers after serving this meal. To be fair, Michael was the one who actually “pulled” the pork, and massaged the rub into the meat before putting it in the slow cooker. I give him all the hard jobs. I get the fun jobs, like baking the pretzel rolls!

This is really a double recipe of the week, as the slow cooker pulled pork recipe comes from, and the pretzel rolls are the brainchild of Smitten Kitchen. As per usual, I didn’t take any pictures, so you’ll have to picture something like this:

"Paleo Pulled Pork" by Sarah-Rose on Flickr.

Paleo Pulled Pork” by Sarah-Rose on Flickr.

Smothered in barbecue sauce, and sitting atop these:

Pretzel Parker House Rolls by Smitten Kitchen.

Pretzel Parker House Rolls by Smitten Kitchen.

Sort of like this:

"Pulled Pork on Pretzel Roll" by Mark H. Anbinder on

Pulled Pork on Pretzel Roll” by Mark H. Anbinder on

Except the buns were quite a bit smaller. Like pulled pork sliders.

Next time I’d multiply the rolls recipe by six (I multiplied it by three to feed about a dozen people), and make them way bigger. Dainty doesn’t quite cut it for pulled pork, but judging by the round of applause, I don’t think anyone minded having their pulled pork sitting on two small rolls, rather than one large one.

Make pulled pork on pretzel rolls for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day! (Well, maybe not if it’s only your first date. Hand-holding could be a little messy following this meal.)


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