You guys, I’m such a sucker for a good grilled cheese.
Lately, I’ve been buying French bread and slicing it up into sandwich slices. Then I top it with loads (and I mean LOADS) of freshly grated gruyere, smear the outsides with butter and grill it up. It’s the most simple, most delightful sandwich. Sometimes the simplest things really are the best.
And then other times I’m like, look, I have all of these leftovers and if we eat them one more night I will die, but I also don’t want to waste food so it’s time to get creative. That’s what happened with today’s grilled cheese and holy
cow pig, I’m so glad that it did.
I’m working with Smithfield this year to bring you lots of recipes using their fresh marinated pork. They recently launched this Sweet and Smoky Pork Roast that I knew I had to try. It’s full of the sweet and smoky barbecue flavor we all love and it’s just perfect for tossing in the slow cooker. What could be simpler, since it’s already seasoned for you?
The pork goes from package to slow cooker in minutes. From there, you’ll let it cook all day long, low and slow, knowing that what comes out is going to be perfectly juicy pork, ready for shredding. We ate this on buns with my dill pickle slaw for a few meals and then I decided to get creative and bring you these sandwiches.
I whipped up a batch of my homemade macaroni and cheese, but this time I used macaroni noodles instead of penne. This macaroni and cheese recipe is so creamy and perfect that we eat it all the time. It was great on this sandwich too!
I used regular white bread here, topped it off with some pulled pork, and a bit of mac and cheese. I added slices of cheddar between each layer for good measure and grilled it all up.
You seriously can not go wrong with this sandwich. It’s fun to make, fun to look at, and super fun to eat. My kids were in heaven!