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Recipe

Slow Cooker Pulled-Pork Sandwiches

Scott Phillips

Yield: Yields 8 cups pulled pork, enough for 12 to 16 sandwiches.

Everybody loves a sandwich for dinner, especially if it’s one with saucy pulled pork spilling out the sides. You’ll need two hands for this easy version of the classic, along with lots of napkins.

Ingredients

  • 1 large yellow onion, halved and sliced
  • 3/4 cup jarred tomato salsa (medium heat)
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 Tbs. cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs. ground cumin
  • 1 Tbs. chili powder
  • Kosher salt
  • One 4- to 4-1/2-lb. bone-in pork shoulder, trimmed
  • 3 Tbs. tomato paste
  • Toasted hamburger buns, for serving

Nutritional Information

      Calories (kcal) : 280
      Fat Calories (kcal): 80
      Fat (g): 9
      Saturated Fat (g): 3
      Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 1.5
      Monounsaturated Fat (g): 4
      Cholesterol (mg): 55
      Sodium (mg): 480
      Carbohydrates (g): 28
      Fiber (g): 2
      Protein (g): 19

Preparation

  • In a 4-quart slow cooker, combine the onion, salsa, 1/3 cup of the vinegar, the brown sugar, cumin, chili powder, and 1 tsp. salt. Add the pork shoulder and turn to coat. Cover the slow cooker and cook until the pork is fork-tender, 5 to 6 hours on high or 7 to 8 hours on low.

    Transfer the pork to a cutting board. Using two forks, shred the pork. Discard the bone and fat. Put 1 cup of the juices and onions in a large bowl. Whisk in the tomato paste, the remaining 2 Tbs. vinegar, and 1 tsp. salt. Add the pulled pork and stir to combine. If the pork seems dry, add more juices as needed. Mound the pork on the toasted hamburger buns.

Pulled pork goes best with a scoop of slaw. Try either Kohlrabi-Radish Slaw or Apple and Fennel Slaw on the side.

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  • LArcher | 02/09/2015

    This was really easy to do. I used my home canned salsa and farm fresh pork shoulder. I made the apple fennel coleslaw which I would eat on it's own it was so crunchy and such a change from the regular coleslaw's. I used Kaiser buns and didn't bother to toast them. Next time I will use toasted hamburger buns. This would make a great summer time meal.

  • LArcher | 02/09/2015

    This was really easy to do. I used my home canned salsa and farm fresh pork shoulder. I made the apple fennel coleslaw which I would eat on it's own it was so crunchy and such a change from the regular coleslaw's. I used Kaiser buns and didn't bother to toast them. Next time I will use toasted hamburger buns. This would make a great summer time meal.

  • WME | 10/19/2014

    This is the Best and the family loves it! Easy and Delicious! Five Star crowd pleaser.

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