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Looking for the best slow cooker recipes? You've found one! These yummy pork sandwiches simmer away for hours before serving -- definitely a super easy slow cooker meal!

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Blaine Moats

Recipe Summary

25 mins
4 hrs
15 mins
4 hrs 40 mins
6 to 8 sandwiches


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut meat to fit into a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker. For rub, in a small bowl combine oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt, garlic powder, dried basil, and pepper. Sprinkle rub evenly over meat; rub in with your fingers.

  • In a medium bowl stir together preserves, blueberries, shallots, vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and garlic; set aside.

  • In a large skillet cook meat in hot oil over medium-high heat until brown on all sides. Drain off fat. Place meat in cooker. Pour berry mixture over meat.

  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 4 to 4 1/2 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 to 2 1/4 hours. Remove meat from cooker, reserving cooking liquid. Cover meat loosely with foil and let stand for 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, for sauce, in a medium saucepan combine cornstarch and the water; stir in cooking liquid. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Stir in snipped fresh basil.

  • Cut meat into thin slices or, using two forks, pull meat apart into shreds. Place meat on bottoms of buns. Spoon sauce over meat; replace tops of buns. If desired, garnish with fresh basil leaves.

Nutrition Facts

732 calories; fat 21g; cholesterol 121mg; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 83g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 2g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 28g; protein 49g; vitamin a 291.5IU; vitamin c 7.7mg; thiamin 0.8mg; riboflavin 0.4mg; niacin equivalents 10.7mg; vitamin b6 1.5mg; folate 12.1mcg; vitamin b12 1mcg; sodium 875mg; potassium 783mg; calcium 40.4mg; iron 1.8mg.