Slow-Simmered Pulled Pork Sandwiches

A Carolina specialty, pulled pork gets its name because the finished meat is pulled apart into shreds for easy serving. Pulled pork sandwiches are sometimes topped with coleslaw, adding a cool, bright contrast to the rich meat.

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Makes:
10 servings
Prep:
25 mins
Slow Cook:
8 hrs to 10 hrs (low) or 4 to 5 hours (high), plus 30 minutes (high)
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Slow-Simmered Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Ingredients
1
2 1/2 pound pork sirloin roast or boneless pork shoulder roast
 
Salt
 
Black pepper
1/2
cup water
3
tablespoons cider vinegar
2
tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1
teaspoon ground cumin or chili powder
1
recipe Homemade BBQ Sauce or 3-1/2 cups purchased barbecue sauce
10
kaiser rolls or hamburger buns, split

Directions

  1. Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut meat to fit in a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Season meat with salt and pepper. In a small bowl stir together the water, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and cumin. Pour over meat in slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.
  3. Remove meat from cooker; discard cooking liquid. Use two forks to pull meat apart into coarse shreds, discarding fat; return meat to slow cooker. Stir in 2 cups of Homemade BBQ Sauce or purchased barbecue sauce. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting; cover and cook for 30 to 45 minutes or until heated through. Serve meat mixture in rolls. Pass remaining Homemade BBQ Sauce or purchased barbecue sauce.

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Ingredients

2 1/2
cups ketchup
1
cup finely chopped onion (1 large)
1/4
cup packed dark brown sugar
3
tablespoons cider vinegar
3
tablespoons Pickapeppa sauce or Worcestershire sauce
3
cloves garlic, minced
1/4
teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan combine ketchup, onion, brown sugar, vinegar, Pickapeppa sauce, garlic, and hot pepper sauce. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Use the sauce immediately or cool slightly and transfer to a storage container. Cover and chill for up to 3 days. Makes 3-1/2 cups.

Nutrition Facts

(Slow-Simmered Pulled Pork Sandwiches)
    Per serving:
  • 426 kcal cal.,
  • 9 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 71 mg chol.,
  • 1143 mg sodium,
  • 55 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 31 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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