Slow-Cooker Pulled Jerk Pork Sandwiches

BBQ? Jamaican jerk seasoning and cola pull this pork sandwich flavor to the top.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 50 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1
boneless pork shoulder (2 1/2 lb)
1
tablespoon Jamaican jerk seasoning (dry)
1/4
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
cup cola
2
cups barbecue sauce
8
sandwich buns or flour tortillas (8 to 10 inch)
  • 1 Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Remove fat from pork. Rub jerk seasoning over pork; sprinkle with thyme. Place pork in slow cooker. Sprinkle with onion. Pour cola over pork.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
  • 3 Remove pork from slow cooker; reserve 1/2 cup juices. Use 2 forks to pull pork into shreds. Place pork in slow cooker. Stir in barbecue sauce and reserved juices. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 30 to 45 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Spoon filling onto buns.

Expert Tips

Fresh fruits, like sliced mango and pineapple, partner nicely with these sandwiches.

Use 2 forks to pull pork into shreds.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
510
(
Calories from Fat
170),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
19%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
1030mg
1030%;
Total Carbohydrate
51g
51%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
27g
27%
),
Protein
35g
35%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.