Recipe: pulled pork sandwiches

  • Updated: December 4, 2013 - 1:35 PM

Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches √

Serves 12.

Note: This quick-to-assemble pulled-pork sandwich makes fast work of feeding holiday crowds. This recipe works well with beef brisket, too. From Meredith Deeds.

5 tbsp. light brown sugar, divided

• 1 tbsp. smoked paprika

• 2 tsp. ground mustard

• 1 tsp. ground cumin

• 1 1/4 tsp. salt, divided

1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper

4 lb. boneless pork shoulder, trimmed of excess fat

1/2 c. plus 3 tbsp. apple cider vinegar, divided

• 1/2 c. barbecue sauce

• 3 tbsp. tomato paste

3 c. red cabbage, thinly sliced

• 12 whole wheat buns


Combine 1 tablespoon brown sugar, paprika, ground mustard, cumin, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper in a small bowl. Rub the spice mixture all over the pork.

In the slow cooker, combine ½ cup vinegar, barbecue sauce, tomato paste, 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 1 cup water. Whisk to combine. Pour over the pork, cover and cook on low, 8 hours.

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