Slow-Cooker Carolina Pulled-Pork Sandwiches

Put your slow cooker to work when hosting a casual get-together by making a zesty pulled pork sandwich filling.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 10 min
  • Servings 12

1
boneless pork shoulder blade roast (3 lb)
1
tablespoon packed brown sugar
1
tablespoon kosher (coarse) salt
1
tablespoon pepper
1
tablespoon paprika
2
cups cider vinegar
1
cup ketchup
2
tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1
teaspoon red pepper sauce
12
kaiser rolls, split
1
pint (2 cups) coleslaw with sweet-and-sour dressing (from deli)

  • 1 Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Trim fat from pork; place in cooker. In small bowl, mix brown sugar, salt, pepper and paprika; rub over pork.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix remaining ingredients except rolls and coleslaw; pour into slow cooker.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours.
  • 4 Remove pork from cooker; place on cutting board. Shred pork with 2 forks; return to cooker and mix well.
  • 5 Using slotted spoon, spoon about 1/2 cup pork mixture, on bottom half of each roll. Top each with about 2 tablespoons coleslaw. Cover with top halves of rolls. Pork mixture can be kept warm on Low heat setting up to 2 hours; stir occasionally.

Expert Tips

Topping a pulled pork sandwich with slaw is a Southern tradition. There are different types of slaw–this uses the non-creamy dressing style.

We call for kaiser rolls in the recipe but feel free to use your favorite kind of buns.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
440
(
Calories from Fat
170),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
19%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
1160mg
1160%;
Total Carbohydrate
38g
38%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
30g
30%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.