Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

On a recent road trip, we stopped off at an ABC restaurant where I had my first pulled pork sandwich. I loved it! On the same weekend, I found a recipe in the July issue of Woman’s World, called Carolina Pulled Pork sandwiches. I’ve changed it up a bit, but however you make it, you won’t be disappointed. It is a perfect no ‘fuss meal’ to serve for a larger group.

  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 - 3 lbs. pork shoulder blade roast
  • 2 Tbsp dry fajita seasoning
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/4- 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  1. Place onion and garlic in bottom of 3-qt slow cooker. Top with pork. Sprinkle with seasoning.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together ketchup, sugar, cornstarch, vinegar and salt, until smooth.
  3. Pour over pork. Cover and cook on low about 8-10 hours. (to have it done in 8 hours, I cooked it on high for the first couple of hours.)
  4. Transfer pork to a plate, reserving sauce in slow cooker. Skim off oil/fat coming to the top.
  5. Cool pork slightly. Using two forks, shred pork into bite sized pieces. Return to slow cooker, mixing with sauce. Stir in 1/4 - 1/2 cup BBQ sauce, according to taste, if desired. Keep warm to serve.
  6. If serving the next day, refrigerate and reheat in roaster or other ovenproof dish.
Serving suggestion: Serve on large buns with coleslaw and baked beans.


  1. This sounds so good. It's on the agenda for this weekend -- if I can wait that long. Jan

  2. Sounds wonderful. I L-O-V-E pulled pork!

  3. You've solved my dilemma about what to fix for the weekend. Looks declicious! Thanks. :)

  4. I haven't tried pulled pork with fajita seasoning..must try that next time. We also enjoy pulled beef or chicken.

  5. Sounds very good. I love pulled pork sandwiches...

  6. Hi...This recipe for pulled pork sounds yummy! Do you happen to know if Woman's World magazine is still in circulation? Thanks and I can't wait to try this..:)

  7. Ohhhh...that looks delish! I love pulled pork :)

  8. This looks great! I love pulled pork but sometimes my stomach doesn't like it. Recently I tried turkey and it was great! I posted the recipe (along with a few others) on my blog yesterday. Feel free to stop on by and take a look!! :)

  9. Elaine,
    I got the recipe from the July issue of this year. All the best.

  10. Pulled pork is really good done in the slow cooker. Here they like to serve it with the coleslaw in the sandwich and I have seen recipes the same. I like it without.

  11. I have never had pulled pork sandwich, but this sounds yummy!

  12. Pulled pork sandwiches are a favortie with my kids, but I have to try it next time with the fajita mix.

  13. I used this recipe and added a little bbq sauce and it was awesome. My husband was dying to have me try it and I am so glad I did.

  14. Debbie W in ChilliwackJune 27, 2011 at 7:18 AM

    I used this to feed a crowd of 20 (with some farmer sausage as back-up ;)) - it was awesome - used a pork roast and saved the cornstarch until the end (while I shredded the meat put the slowcooker on high and added the cornstarch). Also added some homemade smoky, chipolte flavored bbq sauce at the end to the mixture!