There are some foods I love but that I am never going to attempt to make in my kitchen. I don't have any ability to barbecue meat in my small apartment so I love that Trader Joe's has BBQ pulled pork in the refrigerated section. Even better is that with their semi-prepared items, I can make SIX pulled pork and slaw sandwiches for about the same cost as getting one at a restaurant, although in my kitchen it doesn't come with a side of fries or much ambiance. But it takes less than two minutes to construct so it is perfect when you want a hot meal in a hurry.
Trader Joe's Shopping List:
- Bag of 6 brioche buns: $4.49
- BBQ pulled pork (refrigerated section): $5.99
- Broccoli slaw (with the lettuce mixes): $1.99
- Parmesan ranch dressing (refrigerated section): $3.49
The package of BBQ pork is 1 lb. of meat and the package says that it is only three servings, but I can easily get five or six sandwiches from it. You will also end up with leftovers of the broccoli slaw (which comes in a 1 lb. package) and the salad dressing. However, even if you only use the dressing and slaw for this meal, it still only brings the total per sandwich to $2.66 each.
Heat up the desired amount of pulled pork in the microwave and pop the brioche bun in the toaster. A single serving of meat only takes about a minute to heat through. In a small bowl, combine a handful of broccoli slaw with a spoonful of parmesan ranch salad dressing. Mix until all the slaw is lightly covered. Add the pork and slaw to the toasted bun and you are ready to eat!