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Roast Pork Sandwiches

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2 Hr 25 Min

You better grab a handful of napkins, 'cause this classic Philadelphia favorite is just oozing with flavor. Mr. Food went to the source to get their tricks on how to perfect an authentic Roast Pork Sandwich. You won't want to miss out.

What You'll Need:
  • 3 1/4 pounds boneless pork butt roast
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 (6-ounce ) package fresh spinach (see Note)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chopped garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt plus extra for seasoning roast
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper plus extra for seasoning roast
  • 8 slices provolone cheese
  • 4 hoagie rolls, split
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Coat a 9" x 13" pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place pork in pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 2-1/4 to 2-1/2 hours, or until no pink remains. Cool meat 15 to 20 minutes, remove from roasting pan, and slice thinly.
  3. Place beef broth in a small skillet and bring to a boil over high heat.
  4. In another skillet, sauté spinach with oil, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes, or until spinach is wilted.
  5. Place 2 slices of provolone cheese on each hoagie roll. Using tongs, dip meat slices into beef broth and place on top of cheese. Top with sautéed spinach and spoon extra beef broth onto each roll. Serve immediately.

To make this really authentic, use broccoli rabe instead of spinach. It’s your choice!

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Much faster easierwith better texturea and better flavor when you roast the meat I sprinkle the top with garlic powder salt & pepper before I roast and heat the broth in the microwave

If cooking in a slow cooker the temp & alloted cooking time will vary due to size of cooker & size of roast. Also if roast is frozen or thawed when starting the cooking process. Lots of variables. Play it by ear.

Or cook the roast & broth in the crockpot then follow the directions for the rest of the them in the saucepan. I think that's how I would do it.

Sounds wonderfull and easy aswell! Sure to try this. Flora

Why couldn't this be done in a slow cooker? For how long?

I am wondering the same thing. I would love to do this in a crockpot. I think we could just put all the ingredients in the crockpot & cook it on low for 8-9 hrs or high for 5 -6 hrs. I hope someone has a recipe, tho.

Tommy Dinics cooks theirs for 4-6 hours, if we did that for your receipe what temp would be right?

its easy recipe

did you follow the recipe? Itrying to fiqure out what temp would work for cooking it 4-5 hrs??


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