Though it's hard to beat Michael Mina's recipe for pulled pork sandwiches, "pulled" isn't the only way to do pork. Another popular variation in North Carolina (or in this case, at Sandra Dee's Barbeque in Sacramento, CA) is chopped pork, wherein slow-cooked meat is cut into bite-size chunks and dressed in a sweet, vinegar-based sauce.
Sandra Dee's serves barbecued pork loin on a French roll, with a side of sauce to drizzle or pour to your heart's content. The restaurant also grills the bread, which is a nice touch, though I'd also add some slaw on top. Since these sammies use tenderloin, not pork butt, they are less of a production to make at home than pulled pork. To see how it looks before being sauced, and to get the recipe, read more.
For Quick BBQ Sauce Makes 4 sandwiches. *I recommend French rolls.
3/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons light-brown sugar
1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons paprika
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
Quick BBQ Sauce
2 pork tenderloins, 12 to 16 ounces each
Coarse salt and ground pepper
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons light-brown sugar
5 cups finely shredded green cabbage (half a 2-pound cabbage)
4 potato rolls, or other soft sandwich rolls*
For Quick BBQ Sauce
Makes 4 sandwiches.
*I recommend French rolls.