Pulled Pork and Waffle Sliders with Maple Chipotle BBQ Sauce
January 18, 2012
Things in Grilling.com nation are never boring, especially when you have VIP bloggers like Larry Gaian of TheBBQGrail.comdelivering such inspired dishes as these pulled pork and waffle sliders. Looks like I’ll be cooking up another batch of pork shoulder reeeaal soon!
Writing a blog is a hoot!
Every once in a while someone on Twitter or Facebook will ask a question or post a comment and it triggers something in my brain. It’s just something that happens. I’m minding my own business and all of a sudden I’m thinking about something different. A couple of days a go someone on Twitter sent out a tweet about pulled pork and a little while later there was a mention of waffles. It was lunch time here in Northern California and the Pulled Pork and Waffle Sliders just popped into my head.
But wait, there’s more!
I mentioned the idea on Twitter and there were actually a few doubting Thomas’. Well, here’s my answer to those that doubted The BBQ Grail! (You can’t see it, but my tongue is firmly planted in my cheek)
Waffles are breakfast food. You might eat them for dinner, but more often than not when you do it’s called Breakfast for Dinner. So the BBQ Sauce had to be sort of BBQ like. What goes with waffles? Maple syrup. So I had to have a maple flavor in the sauce. And it had to have a little kick!
Maple Chipotle BBQ Sauce
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped as fine as you can get
- 3/4 cup Grade A Dark Amber “Real” Maple Syrup
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon Art of Chipotle Gourmet Paste
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently until combined. Cook for five minutes. Using an immersion blender or food processor puree until it reaches a smooth consistency. Let it cool a little and serve.
After making the waffles I let them cool, just a little, on a rack and then cut them into rounds. Pile the pulled pork on top and spoon the BBQ sauce over the top. The flavor was spot on. The waffles were a little wimpy in texture but the waffle flavor complimented the sauce and pulled pork perfectly. This might make a nice little breakfast treat the next time I need something special.