“Too few people understand a really good sandwich.” -James Beard
One of my absolute favorite sandwiches is a pulled pork sandwich with Maui onions and some yummy barbecue sauce to top it off. It’s rather simple, but it makes my lips turn up and my belly thanks me with the feeling of being satisfied. So for my take on Kraft Foods’ Sandwich Road Trip, I knew I had to showcase this Hawaiian treat.
A little more about Kraft’s Sandwich Road Trip….
In July, Kraft Foods will be launching an interactive microsite on www.Outstandwich.com that will act as a virtual trip around the country, as we search of the best regional sandwiches. Some of the sandwiches will be inspired by the Kraft Kitchen Experts, but others will come straight from some of our favorite bloggers and their readers (YOU!)
How I made my favorite pulled pork sandwich…the easy way…
Kalua pork is the pork that’s cooked in an imu, or an under ground oven, here in Hawaii. It’s one of our most traditional meals and can be found at any luau or on any mixed plate menu. If you don’t have an imu you can make your own pulled pork recipe using a crock pot with pork butt, sea salt, some liquid smoke, and some spices.
Or, you can do as I did and cheat. For this scrumptious sandwich I bought kalua pork already made from Costco…yes I know, the foodies are probably all up in arms over this. However, with my husband out of town and me alone with two kids (while I worked from home!) premade kalua pork from Costco it was! (when not in Hawaii, check out the deli section at your local market, many have pulled pork already made for you. It may not be authentic Kalua pork, but any pulled pork will do).
I did make the house smell like some real cooking was happening when I sauteed some Maui onion in organic coconut oil (this is THE BEST!).
Then I poured on some locally made barbecue sauce, plopped it all on a french roll (I went with what I had but a taro roll would be really really yummy!) and then I chowed down.
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When on Maui, these are my fave places to go for a really good Kalua Pork Pulled Sandwich
- Hula Grill (in the Barefoot Bar) in Kaanapali
- Honolua Store in Kapalua
- Aloha Mixed Plate in Lahaina Town