Aromatic, mouth watering sandwiches made with pork and pesto--what a way to end a mid winter's day. Hearty, hot sandwiches are great in the winter, especially if you need a knife and fork to eat them. And this one is so easy to make, you will love it!
1 large sweet onion
2 pounds boneless pork roast, (can be partially frozen)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 cup pesto, divided
8 slices sourdough bread
Peel and chop onion roughly. Place in the bottom of a slow cooker. Place pork on onions. Salt and pepper pork. Spoon 1/2 cup pesto onto meat. Place lid on cooker and turn onto low. Cook for 7 1/2 hours. With two forks, pull pork into pieces and mix with the onions and pan drippings. Lightly toast sour dough bread if desired. Spread 1/8 of remaining pesto on each slice of bread, top with pulled pork and serve hot.
home made pesto or store bought. Use another type of bread, like ciabatta rolls or roasted garlic artisan bread if you like. A leaner, tougher cut of meat is great here. And bone in would be fine, merely requiring a bit more time after cooking to prep. This recipe could easily be doubled if you have a larger slow cooker. I haven't tried cooking it on high for less time but I think that would work out fine.
I think this would be a great recipe with chicken as well! Few ingredients with mega taste--my favorite kind of dish. Slow cooking is such a nice option for busy days. And leftovers make a great lunch, (one that you won't resent but actually look forward to eating), another day.