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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches
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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches

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Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 45 minutes
Servings 10



  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper try Caraluzzi's Five Pepper Blend
  • 3 1/2 lb boneless pork shoulder or pork butt trimmed of excess fat and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup chicken or vegetable stock or chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce try Caraluzzi's Honey BBQ Sauce


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups coleslaw mix

buns: 10 kaiser buns


    • In small bowl, mix 3 tablespoons brown sugar, the chili powder, 2 teaspoons salt and the pepper. Rub mixture all over pork. Place in 4 1/2- to 5-quart slow cooker.
    • Pour stock and 1/4 cup of the vinegar over pork. Cover and cook on High heat setting 4 hours.
    • In medium bowl, beat mayonnaise, 3 tablespoons vinegar, 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir in coleslaw mix. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes but no longer than 4 hours.
    • Remove pork to cutting board, and shred using 2 forks. Reserve 1 cup of the cooking liquid. Discard remaining cooking liquid. In medium bowl, mix reserved cooking liquid with barbecue sauce and remaining 1/4 cup vinegar; return to slow cooker with shredded pork. Cover and cook on Low heat setting about 20 minutes or until warmed.
    • Using slotted spoon, spoon about 1/2 cup pork mixture on bottom half of each bun. Top each with about 1/4 cup coleslaw. Cover with top halves of buns. Pork mixture can be kept warm on Low heat setting up to 2 hours; stir occasionally.


    Photo and recipe courtesy of Betty Crocker.