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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