Pulled Pork Sandwich

I LOVE pulled pork. If it’s on a menu, I’ll probably order it. This weekend, we made our own pulled pork. YUM! Luckily, it makes quite a bit so we have a ton of leftovers!!

pulled pork

I started with a dry rub, but then cooked the pork in a homemade barbecue sauce. This recipe is portioned for a 4 lb pork shoulder. Adjust it accordingly for different sizes.

For dry rub combine:

  • 3t salt
  • 1 1/2 t pepper
  • 1 1/2 t onion powder
  • 3/4 t garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 t cumin
  • 1 1/2 t Chinese five spice

Rub this over the entire roast (don’t just sprinkle it on, but rub it in), and put it in a slow cooker.

For sauce, combine:

  • 1 can (14.5 oz) garlic flavored, fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 C brown sugar
  • 1 C ketchup
  • 2 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 splashes liquid smoke
  • 1/4 C molasses
  • 2 T apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 t onion powder
  • 1 t Chinese five spice
  • 1/2 t cumin
  • 1/2 t pepper

Pour this over the entire roast and cook on low for 10 hours. I like to do this the day before. Once it’s done, remove roast and shred it with two forks. Then using a strainer, pour the juices over the shredded meat. I like to strain it to get out the tomato chunks and the fat globs. Eww to fat globs.

pulled pork

The next day, pour the entire mixture back into the slow cooker and cook it on low for about 3-4 hours, or until it is warm. Now serve the pork on a bun.

pulled pork

5 Responses to “Pulled Pork Sandwich”

  1. May 15, 2012 at 11:44 am #

    Wow! That post/recipe just made my mouth water! The rub and sauce ingredients are very appetizing — I like the idea of cumin and Chinese Five Spice together. Might have to try your recipe this weekend.

  2. jasmine gee
    May 15, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

    Yummm that looks super delicious!

  3. May 15, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    I love pulled pork too…I think that I will make this over Memorial Day Weekend when I have some time to concentrate..

  4. Rhonda Boyer
    May 16, 2012 at 8:12 am #

    Yours looks pretty good. I should make some over the weekend.

  5. May 22, 2012 at 5:25 am #

    Tasted 2 hours ago!! Totally recommended!