Pulled Pork Sandwich

This was my first time making this and I have to say it turned out wonderfully.

First you want to get a pork shoulder loin.

Lightly salt and pepper the pork. Put in tinfoil on Medium Indirect heat for 3-4 hours.

After grilling in foil for 20 minutes, add the sauce.

1 cup vinegar
1 1/2 tbsp. sugar
Tabasco Sauce
Diced hot peppers
Salt & Pepper

Whisk and mix together well, pour over the porn, the tinfoil will hold it all. Cook until internal temperature reaches 185 degrees. You can pull the pork with your hands or two forks.

Pulled Pork

Add BBQ sauce to pork and put on a fresh roll and you have one heck of a sandwich.

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Western Bacon Burgers

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Sautéed onions and jalapeños
Onion rings
BBQ sauce
Pepper jack cheese

Grill bacon burgers in a cast iron pan or on the grill. Sautée onions and jalapeños; if you’re doing the burgers on the grill, put them into a piece of tinfoil, sprinkle some virgin olive oil over the top, and close up and place onto grill next to burgers. The grill will slowly cook the veggies and they are so good.

Put in the onion rings to the fryer, they take about three minutes. Melt cheese on burgers and I also prefer a toasted bun. Place burger on bun once cheese is melted, add sautéed onions and jalapeños, onion rings, and top with BBQ sauce. That’s it, no ketchup, mustard or relish. It’s wonderful.

Serve with baked beans for a complimentary side dish.

The Real Bacon Burger

Happy Fourth of July!

This is a quick, simple way to spice up burgers and make something a little different.

1 lb. ground beef
6 slices of bacon ground up (See Meat Grinder post)

Ground Bacon

Mix together, I use my hands to make sure the ground bacon is thoroughly in the meat without any large clumps. Make patties and then grill! If you do not wish to grill them, then cut them into individual squares and put in ZIploc Bag. You can either refrigerate them if you plan to use them in the next day or so, otherwise store them in the freezer. It’s a quick thaw and when separated with wax paper, the burgers come right off.

Bacon Burger

You can use different toppings on these burgers to make them extra tasty! Add pineapple – goes great with Hawaiian themed parties, or you can my favorite Western Bacon Burgers – which I’ll post that recipe next week!

Ultimate Spaghetti Sauce

I use this sauce for lasagna, shells, spaghetti, manicotti, and heck, I’ll even use it for pizza sauce if needed. It’s wonderful.


1 lb. ground beef
1 lb. hot Italian sausage
1 onion, chopped
1/4 c. chopped green bell pepper
1/4 c. chopped red bell pepper
1/4 c. chopped yellow bell pepper
Mixture of fresh hot peppers
3-5 cloves of garlic
2 large can (29 oz) whole tomatoes, chopped
48 oz. tomato sauce (usually one large can and one medium sized can)
2 cans (12 oz total) tomato paste
3 tsp. basil
3 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. crushed red pepper
1 1/2 tsp. parsley
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
3 tsp. sugar (I use raw sugar)
1 tsp. vinegar
1 c. water
Tabasco Sauce

Cook ground beef, sausage, onion, bell peppers, and garlic in large pot (crock pot works well too). Cook until peppers and onions are tender and then add all remaining ingredients. Bring to bubbly plop noise level and then turn on low to simmer for two to three hours.


This is a veggie sauce I made for a friend. After tasting it, I realized that I do prefer mine with meat and the flavors the meat provides. Good nonetheless and definitely usable for Chicken Parmesan!