BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with Slaw

Barbecue pulled pork sandwiches just seem to scream summer to me but I always dreaded the thought of having the oven on all day when it was already so hot out. That all changed when I picked up a slow cooker as not only does it not radiate a lot of heat but it also produces perfectly tender pork every time. I had been craving some of that sweet, spicy, moist and tender bbq pulled pork for a few days so I dusted off my slow cooker and started to cook up some pork. This recipe is dead easy where you simply cook the pork in the slow cooker, pull it and mix some bbq sauce into it. You could make it even easier by using your favorite store bought brand of bbq sauce, but making your own is pretty easy and you get to make it just how you want it. This time I threw some chipotle chilies in adobo sauce into the bbq sauce both as the primary source of heat to add some smokiness. It just wouldn't be a bbq pulled pork sandwich without a generous helping of coleslaw thrown in and once again I went with the make your own option. I served the pulled pork sandwiches with a side of crispy sweet potato fries.

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with Slaw

(makes 4+ servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 (3 pound) pork butt
1 cup bbq sauce
4 buns
2 cups coleslaw

Directions:
1. Put the pork in the slow cooker, pour 1/2 cup of the bbq sauce over it and cook on low heat for 8 hours.
2. Remove the pork from the slow cooker and let cool.
3. Meanwhile, skim the fat from the juices, place the juices in a sauce pan and simmer to reduce.
4. Mix as much of the juices as you want into the remaining bbq sauce.
5. When the pork is cool enough to work with, shred it with a pair of forks.
6. Mix the pulled pork bbq sauce.
7. Assemble sandwiches and enjoy.

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39 comments:

chocoholic said...

That looks absoulutely mouthwatering!

Velva said...

I crave just this type of pork sandwich in the Summer months.

Recipe for Delicious said...

I've really got to get over fear of my slow cooker. I brutalized one piece of meat and haven't touched it since. You make this sound so easy!

Gloria said...

Kevin look delicious!! gloria

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

My Dad would absolutey adore this. I have to make it for him. Pork looks so tender.

♥peachkins♥ said...

I'll be doing this yummy sandwich...

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

OMG, it is not yet 9am and I am drooling incontrolably! A mouthwatering speciality. That sandwich is so irresistible!

Cheers,

Rosa

Fuat Gencal said...

Ellerinize sağlık. Çok leziz ve iştah açıcı görünüyor.

Saygılar.

jose manuel said...

Vaya sandwich, esto se ve superdelicioso. Saludos

Ana Powell said...

I want to scream of joy. They look so divine.
Well done ♥

Chiara "Kika" Assi said...

BBQ pork is so delicious... you should see how much Italians love it and devour it when I make it! They just can't get enough of it. And now I had a friend bring me some chipotles in adobo sauce from the US so I can make an even better pork from now on!

Joanne said...

Isn't the slow cooker such a godsend! So glad you've finally got one!

Jess @ Bakericious said...

wow the sandwich is so inviting, and the filling is overwhelming, yummy!

Becca said...

My life actually changed when I got my slow cooker - I absolutely love doing meats and beans in it!

Becca

The Bitch Stopped Cooking said...

THAT is what summer is all about! Thank you for sharing, can't wait to try it!

Paula said...

that`s a huuuge sandwich... and looks so delicious, Kevin! :)

have a nice time!
Paula

Pam said...

Way to go! That's one great looking sandwich I'll have to try!

"pup" said...

Delicious!!

Marjie said...

I learned about pulled pork when we lived in Tennessee. I loved it! Yours looks wonderful.

Josh said...

Good stuff. You did it again!.

Im also passionate about BBQ and have a blog I'm starting out. check it out
http://southernsmokeonline.blogspot.com/

Sarah said...

This looks like a killer! I love slow cooked pork. I am inspired to do this with wild boar. Very lovely post Kevin.

carl said...

Wow that looks amazing! Can't wait to try that for myself. How long does it take to make approximately?

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Frankie said...

That is just dangerous!
Great looking sandwich, awesome recipe. Can't wait to try it!

Ann said...

Your tomato pie entry was what led me to your blog, and I gotta say: LOVE YOUR BLOG! I can't wait to dig through your archives--many thanks for all this.

Jo Asakura said...

(delurking) slow cooker pulled pork is amazing. I usually use 1/2 to 1 cup of chicken or vegetable broth with a couple of tablespoons of bbq sauce to cook it in, and then mix in the bulk of the sauce when I'm pulling it apart ;d

Kelsey said...

I finally scored a food processor, now I need a crock pot.

dining tables said...

Sandwich is the favorite snacks of our family. We love all kinds of sandwich. I think we almost try all kinds of recipe of sandwiches. But this BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich is so new.

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

Looks so good. Don't own a slow cooker...

Carmen

Shirley said...

That looks gorgeous!! Slow cooker steams the food inside it, and it gives a really soft texture to it too! Thanks for your recipe, I'm going to try it out!

Just Cake girl said...

this looks like heaven :)

Sherry G said...

I just drooled all over my keyboard.

ShannonM. said...

I am afraid cooking with only 1/2 cup sauce isn't enough and I will end up with a burnt mess. Does the pork create juice when it cooks??? Do you add water or any other liquid to it during the cooking process?

Kevin said...

ShannonM The pork will generate a lot of juices when it cooks in the slow cooker. I very often cook pork in it without any sauce so that I can make a variety of sandwiches from the same batch and it works out perfectly even like that.

ShannonM. said...

Kevin, great to know, thanks so much for the assurance! I am going to try this weekend so we can take camping!

Ana Powell said...

Hi Kevin
Many thanks for your recipe, absolutely delicious.
Have a great week ♥

Anonymous said...

Just want to say that anyone who does not own a slow cooker should rush out and get one NOW. right now I am doing chicken pieces in mine with onion and celery so that I can shred it and mix it with BBQ sauce for pulled chicken on this sandwich!

Joan said...

Hi Kevin!
ain't got a slowcooker over here. What do you recommend as a replacement : low temperature oven ? And which temperature ?
Tx for your advice!
Joan

Kevin Lynch said...

Joan: Roast the pork in an oven at 325F until it is fork tender, about 5-6 hours.

Joan said...

thank you, Kevin ! :)

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