It is easy and inexpensive to make pulled pork sandwiches at home with your slow cooker!
One of my family’s favoritie dinner meals is pulled pork sandwiches. Pork is one of the cheaper priced meats at the grocery store and so tasty that you can’t pass up trying this recipe!
Once you read how I do it, you’ll be making these twice a month. It feeds a crowd or you can use the leftovers for lunch the next day.
You do need a slow cooker to make this one… which is great for a busy family or 2 working people, because you can just set it and forget it.
- 1 – 4 to 5 lb. bone-in pork shoulder roast (you can do boneless… but it would be more expensive)
- 1 large sweet onion, cut into rings
- 1 large bottle of your favorite barbeque sauce (plus extra sauce if you prefer to have really saucy sandwiches)
- salt & pepper
- onion slices (to top your sandwich with if you want, you can use the sweet onion or a purple onion)
- pickle slices (we prefer sweet pickles, but you choose your favorite)
- Hamburger buns
At around 7AM – 8AM in the morning, place the sweet onion rings in the bottom of the slow cooker. Place the pork roast on top of the onion rings.
Pour half the bottle of barbeque sauce onto the top of the pork roast. Sprinkle about 2 to 3 tesaspoons of salt on top and 1 – 2 teaspoons of pepper.
Put the lid on the slow cooker and turn it on high. Let it sit all day until around 5PM or when you get home from work.
Turn off the slow cooker. Use tongs and find the bone. It should easily pull out of the pork roast, you won’t be able to miss it. Your pork roast should be practically falling apart.
Remove pieces of the pork roast to a bowl and discard any unwanted fat.
Shred the pork with two forks. Add the rest of your barbeque sauce to the pulled pork.
Top your bun with pulled pork, onions, and pickles and now you have a delicious and easily made pulled pork sandwich that you don’t have to wait until the weekend to make.
Enjoy! Try it with potato salad, baked barbeque beans, corn on the cob, watermelon or a fruit salad! This would be a great meal to chase away the winter blues and remind you of summer.
For an idea of what to do with your leftover pulled pork see A Spicy Perspective’s: BBQ Carnitas Tacos from White Duck Taco Shop.
What is YOUR family’s favorite SLOW COOKER meal?