This yummy salad has become a CHRISTMAS dinner tradition with my extended FAMILY and we look forward to it every year. The BEST thing about this pork is that it's not only great on a SALAD, but it is also AMAZING in burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and even as a baked potato topping. The POSSIBILITIES are endless!
Sweet Pork Salad
1 1/2 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs
1/2 cup sweet barbecue sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 to 6 tortillas, warmed
Grated cheddar cheese
1 (15-ounce) can black or pinto beans, rinsed and drained
Lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
Cubed avocado, optional
Cilantro to garnish (optional)
Put the pork ribs, barbecue sauce, and brown sugar in a slow cooker for 4 hours on high heat, or 8 hours on low heat. When done, shred with two forks and keep on low or warm heat. Lay tortillas on individual serving plates and sprinkle with the cheese and beans. Top with the pork, lettuce, and avocado, if using. Serve with the super yummy dressing on the side (which is also great for dipping quesadillas).
TIP: For something totally different with the leftovers—try using any leftover meat (warmed) and dressing on a hoagie bun with a little lettuce and cheese (melted on top) the next day. It makes one yummy sandwich!