Pulled pork has only really been experiencing its 15 minutes of fame quite recently, but it got us to thinking... how on Earth did we go so long without it?!
It's tangy, yet sweet, refined yet versatile and out of the ordinary without having notions. One of the very few dishes you could enjoy any time of day, and is as good for you as it is delicious. A winning combo.
But, more importantly, it's more than just a sandwich filler, it's a friend. The kind godparent of the delicious shredded meat world.
Let's take a look at all of the times pulled pork was there for you in times of woe...
1. That time it was put in this burger with barbecue sauce
Not to mention, chips.
2. This time it was cooked so crispy it matched a black plate
Are we dreaming?
3. That time it was put on fresh tostada with lime
Is this real life?
4. This time it changed the barbecue game forever
G'way with your sausages and burgers. Child's play.
5. This time it was paired with CHEESE
There is a God.
6. This time it made fries and coleslaw look arbitrary
When you almost forget that sweet potato fries are on your plate too, you know it's real.
7. That time a tiny bowl made all our dreams come true
Do you think we could have this for breakfast?
8. This time it was served with MAC, AND CHEESE
Oh sweet mother.
9. That time there was more meat than bread
More meat than bread a good sandwich makes.
10. That time there was pulled pork as far as the eye could see
More beautiful than Cinderella.
11. This time pulled pork made you drool more than you'd like to admit
Just say you spilled your water, they'll never know.
12. This time you actually wanted to order a salad
A salad of meat.
13. This time you were officially turned off vegetarianism forever more
They must be crazy.
14. This time three was the magic number...
Because it's SO much better than one, or even two, burgers.
15. This saucy affair
Good Lord, is it hot in here?
16. That time the Earth's most beautiful creatures were put together in a sandwich
Pickles. <3 Cheese. <3 Pork. <3
17. This time it made parsley look sexy
No mean feat.
18. That time it was piled higher than your dreams
The sky's the limit.
19. This time pink was your favourite colour
What a beauty.
20. This time Irish and pork relations were strong
A marriage of two beautiful things.
21. This time chicken fillet rolls came second place
All about those pork rolls.
22. This time a PULLED PORK PIZZA existed
What a time to be alive.
23. This time the cooking was almost as good as the eating
24. This time hors d'oeuvres were so much more than vol au vents
I'll go to all the parties if these are served.
25. This time your packed lunch wrap looked meek and uninteresting
Incomparable to this feast.
26. And this time this looked so much better than your local Chinese takeaway...