Five-Spice Pork Sandwiches

Five-spice powder makes these shredded pork sandwiches extra tasty. The sandwiches are dipped into the flavorful cooking juices, similar to French dip sandwiches.

8 users rated this recipe an average rating of 3.5
  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 10 hrs to 12 hrs (low) or 5-1/2 to 6 hours (high)
Rate me!

Five-Spice Pork Sandwiches
2 1/2 pound pork shoulder blade roast
cup apple cider or apple juice
tablespoons soy sauce
tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 1/2
teaspoons Homemade Five-Spice Powder or five-spice powder
whole grain hamburger buns or kaiser rolls, split and toasted
1 1/2
cups shredded napa cabbage or packaged shredded broccoli (broccoli slaw mix) (optional)
  1. Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut meat to fit into a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Place meat in cooker. In a small bowl combine apple cider, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and Homemade Five-Spice Powder. Pour over meat in cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high-heat setting for 5-1/2 to 6 hours.
  3. Transfer meat to a cutting board, reserving cooking juices in cooker; cool meat slightly. Remove meat from bones. Using two forks, shred meat, discarding fat. Place meat in a medium bowl.
  4. To serve, arrange meat and, if desired, cabbage in buns. If desired, strain reserved cooking juices; skim off fat. Serve cooking juices in individual serving bowls for dipping.
Homemade Five-Spice Powder
tablespoons ground cinnamon
star anise or 2 teaspoons anise seeds
1 1/2
teaspoons fennel seeds
1 1/2
teaspoons whole Szechwan pepper or whole black pepper
teaspoon ground cloves
  1. In a blender combine cinnamon, anise, fennel seeds, pepper, and cloves. Cover and blend to a fine powder. Store in a tightly covered container at room temperature. Makes about 1/3 cup.
Nutrition Facts (Five-Spice Pork Sandwiches )
    Per serving:
  • 297 kcal cal.,
  • 9 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 4 g monounsatured fat),
  • 68 mg chol.,
  • 653 mg sodium,
  • 27 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 9 g sugar,
  • 26 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Related Categories
Slow Cooker Recipes
Your Comment: