Jake’s Birthday Dinner – Recipe – Video

These recipes for Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Boys Beans are a simple set of ingredients and easy to follow.  This is a great meal for working moms and even guys to make!  I usually make this meal once or twice a year as it seems to be a hit with “the men.”

For working moms:  just put it in the oven before you leave for the office.  It cooks low and slow all day long while you are working hard.  Then when you get home everything is ready to go for you and your family.

For guys:  This is easy!  Make this dinner and invite the lady that you love over and impress her!  Or call up your buddies and tell them to bring the beverages because you will have the sandwiches ready for Monday Night Football.

What is that saying?  When the cat’s away the mice will play!  Always interesting to see what has been going on while I am working away at the office.  Boys will be boys?  Hum.


Pulled Pork Sandwiches
1/4 c. kosher salt
1/4 c. ground black pepper
1/4 c. chili powder
1 T oregano
1 T thyme
1 bone-in pork shoulder roast (boston butt) 6-10 lbs.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Combine seasonings.  Place two sheets of foil (forming a cross) on rack of roasting pan.  Place roast in center of foil.  Rub spice mixture on all sides of roast.  Gather foil closest to roast and wrap tightly.  Do the same with second sheet of foil to ensure a tight seal.  Roast 45-60 minutes per pound.  During the last 30 minutes of baking open foil to allow the roast to crisp.  Remove and cool.  Pull out bone.  As you pull apart be sure to discard visible pieces of fat and gristle before serving.  Serve on your favorite buns with your favorite BBQ sauce.  If you like a spicier pork sandwich then mix most of the crust in with the roast.  If you prefer it less spicy you can discard some of the crust.  I usually just try to separate it to the sides of the serving bowl by putting those pieces I know will be spicy to one side and the sections of meat that is full of flavor but not so spicy to the other side so people can get their own mix of spice.

Boys Beans
1 can white kidney beans
1 can black beans
1 can dark red kidney beans
1 can pinto beans
1 can Homestyle baked beans
3/4 c. ketchup
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. barbeque sauce
1 t. onion powder
1/2 t. garlic powder
Drain and rinse all beans (do not drain and rinse the Homestyle baked beans) and put all beans in crockpot.  Add all other ingredients.  Stir and cook on low for 2 hours (although I generally try to cook it longer than 2 hours).  That’s it!  It makes A LOT so serve it when you have a crowd.  I make this mostly in the summer with Pulled Pork or Grilled Hamburgers.  But I do usually make this once in the winter too and include chunks of smoked sausage then pair with cornbread.  An economical meal full of protein and healthy carbohydrates.

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  1. Love beans says

    The boys beans are hands down the best beans I have ever tasted. Love them!