To me, there is nothing that screams Summer quite like BBQ pulled pork and coleslaw!
If you are like me and have continuously tried pre-made pulled pork simply out of convenience, then you will want to read along because the recipe I have for you is so much easier and far more tasty! Also, coleslaw is a must when you are enjoying some BBQ and this is my favorite recipe ever! It is better than anything you have had before, I PROMISE and it will be a huge hit for all the backyard parties!
So I bought a big freezer pack from House of Meats and in this amazing purchase came 3 pounds of Western Style Ribs. I have never made any kind of ribs but I was super excited to try! The packaging suggested boiling them, but seriously that doesn’t even sound right haha so I got the trusty ol’ Crockpot out! If the ribs are bone in, take the time to pull the meat off of the bone! Once that is done, grab a large plastic bag, season them with a little salt and pepper and squeeze about a cup of Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce. Shake them around to make sure they are all coated with the sauce. If you want to let them marinate that is fine, but otherwise throw them right into the pot on low for about 6 1/2 hours. You will know they are done when the meat easily falls apart with a fork!
As soon as you are done with that you will want to get the slaw started. You will need one smaller mixing bowl and one large bowl. I take the bag of tri-color cabbage (you can use regular if that is all you have) and put it in the large bowl and in the small bowl I mix together the mayo, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt and onion powder. If you have celery seeds, you can add them but it is not a necessity! (If you do add the celery seed, be sure to not add too much! It can give you too much of a bitterness and ruin the dish.) I like to pour the dressing in a little at a time to be sure that all of the cabbage is covered! Once it is all mixed together, cover with plastic wrap and let set in the fridge at least two hours!
The other wonderful thing about these two foods is they are yummy served in plenty of ways. Whether on regular hamburger buns or Hawaiian bread sliders, tortillas or cornbread, you can’t go wrong!
3 lbs Western Style Ribs
1 cup Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce
1 bag tri-color coleslaw
1 cup mayo
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon onion powder
Salt to taste