Top Secret Recipes | Hard Rock Cafe Pig Sandwich Recipe



Home >> Recipes >> Hard Rock CafeŽ >> Hard Rock Cafe Pig Sandwich Recipe  
Hard Rock Cafe Pig Sandwich Recipe
Hard Rock Cafe Pig Sandwich
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Sandwich
Calories: 1395
Cook Time: 24 hours
Recipe Rating: 5.0 (1 reviews)
 
Menu Description: "Select pork, hickory-smoked then hand-pulled, so it's tender and juicy. 'An old Southern delicacy' with our famous vinegar-based bar-b-que sauce. Served with fries, ranch beans and homemade coleslaw."

Take a big honkin' bite out of one of these and you'll soon know why it's the Hard Rock Cafe's most popular sandwich. The pork is hickory smoked for 10 hours, but since we're impatient hungry people here, we'll cut that cooking time down to under 4 hours using a covered grill and carefully arranged charcoal. Just sprinkle wet hickory chips over the hot charcoal arranged around the inside edge of a grill (such as a round Weber), and let the smoking begin. You can certainly use an actual smoker if you've got one, and go the full 10 hours with this puppy. But while you're still waiting for your sandwiches, the rest of us will have already dragged our full, round bellies over to the couch for a nap. By the way, you should try to make your marinated cabbage a day ahead of time so it has time to soak up the flavors.

Source: "Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2" by Todd Wilbur.

Marinated Cabbage
2 tablespoons white vinegar
...
        
Joselyn Schutz  
Submitted on: 10/11/05
I have been using this recipe for about 5 years now ... it is absolutely delicious. We don't bother with the slaw or the buns, or even BBQ sauce half the time because the MEAT is so good! My hubbie smokes it on the grill at home, and on the smoker (over apple cider vinegar where the water usually goes) at the lake house and we serve it everytime we have a large gathering. When we do use sauce, we just use bottled, because the meat stands on its own (and we prefer sweet BBQ sauce to vinegar-y). After several years of making this, I had to go back to the Hard Rock to compare and I must say, it is WAY better than the original. Easy to make, too, and easy to multiply for a crowd (I use a pork picnic or butt). The rub is definitely the secret.