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Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Eva Amurri Martino shares her recipe for slow cooker bbq pulled pork sandwiches.

Oh boy, do I love using my slow cooker this time of year.  It’s so convenient, so easy, and makes the coziest meals my whole family enjoys.  What’s not to like? While admittedly my slow cooker recipes are not always the leanest of all the recipes (I happen to adore my slow cooker meatballs on a snowy day) they definitely are delicious.  And when it’s freezing out, I could use a little bit of sunshine in my tummy!

Eva Amurri Martino shares her recipe for slow cooker bbq pulled pork sandwiches.

Eva Amurri Martino shares her recipe for slow cooker bbq pulled pork sandwiches.

Eva Amurri Martino shares her recipe for slow cooker bbq pulled pork sandwiches.

These slow cooker BBQ Pulled pork sandwiches are a recipe I tested over the summer.  I like making them when we are all in the mood for some comfort food.  I use half-sour pickles for on top of the sandwiches so it adds a nice bite to the bbq, and I also love adding pickled red onions to mine.  Nobody else in my family likes the pickled onions but I love them! (There is a super simple pickled onion recipe here if you want to try it https://www.rachelcooks.com/2017/06/12/how-to-pickle-red-onions-in-five-minutes/) 

Eva Amurri Martino shares her recipe for slow cooker bbq pulled pork sandwiches.

Eva Amurri Martino shares her recipe for slow cooker bbq pulled pork sandwiches.

Eva Amurri Martino shares her recipe for slow cooker bbq pulled pork sandwiches.

This recipe serves 4-6 people, depending on how many kids you have.  I actually like the pork even more the next day! You can have it for breakfast with sautéed potatoes and a fried egg!

Ingredients…

  • 1 3lb Pork shoulder, trimmed
  • 1 onion, cut in half and sliced
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 2 cups bottled bbq sauce (plus more for dressing sandwiches)
  • 2 Tbs Dijon Mustard
  • 2Tbs Strawberry, Peach, or Raspberry Jam
  • 1/2 Tbs Soy Sauce
  • Hamburger Buns
  • Pickles 

Add the sliced onions to the bottom of the slow cooker, place the pork shoulder on top, pour the broth over the pork shoulder, and close the slow cooker.  Cook on low until very tender, approximately 8 hours.  When the pork is ready, remove it from the liquids, and shred with two forks on a cutting board.  Skim the fat from the liquid in the slow cooker, and then return the meat to the slow cooker.  In a bowl, mix together the BBQ sauce, mustard, jam, and soy sauce.  Pour this mixture over the shredded pork.  Close the slow cooker, and cook for 30-40 minutes more on low.  Serve on a hamburger bun, with some extra bbq on top, and pickles! I also like to add coleslaw on the side (even though my kids won’t eat it).

Eva Amurri Martino shares her recipe for slow cooker bbq pulled pork sandwiches.

Eva Amurri Martino shares her recipe for slow cooker bbq pulled pork sandwiches.

Eva Amurri Martino shares her recipe for slow cooker bbq pulled pork sandwiches.

Eva Amurri Martino shares her recipe for slow cooker bbq pulled pork sandwiches.

Eva Amurri Martino shares her recipe for slow cooker bbq pulled pork sandwiches.

Eva Amurri Martino shares her recipe for slow cooker bbq pulled pork sandwiches.

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Photographs by Julia Dags.

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5 Comments

  1. LHD says:

    Is there a specific reason you add the bbq sauce, mustard and jam at the end? Also, do you find that cooking it on low gas the best results?

    01.24.19 Reply
  2. Mel G says:

    I luuuuv my slow cooker! I find I use it a lot more in the summer, when it’s too hot to even think about cooking but still want something nice to feed the family. Putting these sandwiches on the list 🙂

    01.25.19 Reply
    • yes totally agree! In summer also I feel like you don’t want to stop the daytime fun to cook dinner! Slowcookers for the win xo

      01.25.19 Reply
  3. Jennifer says:

    I cannot wait to try these! Slow cooker recipes are one of my favs. And can I just say how cute is Major boy in these photos?! 😍 Is be a good helper in the kitchen? My little man loves helping cook.

    01.25.19 Reply
    • Thank you!! He actually is a great helper! So patient and he has really good hand eye coordination so I can actually trust him to stir things for me! Such a little doll. I wish I could carry him around all day in my pocket. LOL

      01.27.19 Reply