Slow Roasted Pulled Pork Sandwiches
These Slow Roasted Pulled Pork Sandwiches are perfect for feeding a crowd. Pork shoulder is rubbed with spices, then slow roasted until it shreds easily. Delicious in a simple sandwich or try my tamales recipe.
These are the best slow roasted pulled pork sandwiches I’ve ever had. It probably (definitely) has something to do with the Chipotle Bacon BBQ Sauce (< click the text for the recipe, picture below) and yes, the sauce does have bacon in it and it is amazingly tasty.
Both the sandwich and the barbecue sauce are updated from the original recipe I posted years ago with better pictures and added videos.
When a roast pork is literally falling apart on its own, there’s nothing more satisfying that taking 2 forks and shredding the meat. If you used a bone-in cut of meat, the bone should pull right out, cleanly. That is when you know it is done.
What is the best cut of pork to use?
Pork shoulder (sometimes called pork butt) is the best cut to use. After cooking low and slow it shreds up beautifully.
How much pork do I need for the people I’m serving?
When it comes to pulled pork, the standard rule of thumb is one-third to one-half pound of meat per person. This recipe calls for a 3 pound piece of pork so that will feed 6 people.
What do you put on a pulled pork sandwich?
For me, its barbecue sauce and fresh coleslaw, that’s all it needs. The freshness of the coleslaw gives an amazing crunch to the meatiness of the sandwich and the sauce adds such great barbecue flavor, with a kick.
Let the oven do all the work
Getting the pork perfect is not a fast process, but well worth the time and there’s no labor involved. Well, that is if you called rubbing the spice mix onto the meat and then shredding it labor.
The best thing I did when roasting this pork, was add chicken stock to the roasting pan because this creates a tasty liquid and keeps the meat moist.
Once the meat is finished roasting, I mix the juices with barbecue sauce, that just adds more barbecue flavor to the meat. But be warned, it is difficult to not ‘sample’ the meat while you’re shredding it, which I did. A lot.
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
In the summer when I don’t want to turn on the oven, I slow cook the pork in my slow cooker. Follow the recipe for the pulled pork up to the step to putting in the oven. Add the pork to a slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours, covered.
Here is the recipe for the Pulled Pork Tamales I mentioned above (pictured below.)
Not a fan of pork? I have a delicious recipe for Pulled Chicken Sandwich (see picture below).
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14 Comments on “Slow Roasted Pulled Pork Sandwiches”
This looks amazing. Do you think it could be made in an electric roasting pan? Like what one would make a Turkey in? I have a large amount I need to make for a crowd and wondering if it would be something worth doing that way.
Thank you. I’m not familiar with using an electric roasting pan, but if you can roast a turkey in one, then there’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to do the same with pork. I hope this helps and let me know if you have any other questions, enjoy!
I tried this recipe during the week and I love it. I’ve made pulled pork before but never rubbed seasoning into the meat and it made a huge difference in the taste, it’s so delicious.
I do think the seasoning is a key step, thank you for the feedback.
I made these for the family on Sunday and everyone loved them. I cooked the pork in the slow cooker, with your bbq sauce and it could not have been easier. My teen son requested them again this weekend.
I’m making them this weekend. I’m glad everyone liked them.
I have friends who are always looking for great sandwich ideas. Going to send them to this post because they will love this idea. As always, your pictures are Foodgawker worthy.
Gorgeous and absolutely delicious looking! Nicely done 🙂
Thank you so much Dan 🙂
This looks amazing!
I love puled pork. Your recipe looks very yummy!
Yum!! These look absolutely amazing! What a great way to do the meat 🙂
Thank you Nicole
mmmm yum. I’m originally from North Carolina where it’s not BBQ if it’s not pork. This looks and sounds good. One of the great things about BBQ is you can tailor it to your own personal tastes and preferences.