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Slow-Cooker Pork Sandwiches with Homemade BBQ Sauce

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 8 hr 0 min
  • Ingredients 15
  • Servings 6
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Ingredients

3
tablespoons paprika
2
tablespoons brown sugar
1
teaspoon cumin
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon pepper
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
pork shoulder (3-4 lb)
1
onion, sliced
3
tablespoons tomato paste
1/4
cup apple cider vinegar
6-8 burger buns

For the homemade BBQ sauce:

2
cups ketchup
1
cup brown sugar
1
tablespoon mustard
1/2
onion, finely chopped

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
1020.8
% Daily Value
Total Fat
54.9g
84%
Saturated Fat
17.4g
87%
Cholesterol
187.9mg
63%
Sodium
1629.7mg
68%
Total Carbohydrate
80.6g
27%
Dietary Fiber
3.7g
15%
Sugars
49.7g
Protein
52.5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
16.80%
17%
Calcium
18.40%
18%
Iron
34.80%
35%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information for this recipe is estimated using a leading nutrition calculation application, but is an estimate only.  Actual nutrition values will vary based on the exact ingredients or brands you may use.

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Use your favorite hamburger bun to soak up the flavors.

Directions

  • 1 Combine all the seasonings together until well incorporated. Rub the spice mix all over the pork shoulder. In a pan, heat vegetable oil. Add the pork and cook until browned on all on sides.
  • 2 In the slow cooker, add onions to bottom. Remove pork from frying pan and add to slow cooker, including all the liquid and oil. Add remaining ingredients: tomato paste and vinegar.
  • 3 Cook on low for 8 hours. Once cooked to desired doneness, use a fork to delicately shred the meat.
  • 4 For the homemade BBQ sauce: While pork cooks, make a simple homemade BBQ sauce by combining all the ingredients. Mix until well incorporated.
  • 5 Add a heaping spoonful of shredded pork on the bottom half of the bun and pour homemade BBQ sauce on top to taste. Top with other bun and serve.

As the weather warms up and your schedule gets hectic, the slow cooker becomes mom’s best friend to make value rich meals. At least for me, this slow cooker pork sandwich recipe is the perfect weeknight meal. It’s filling, but not costly, and brimming with flavor. Top with a simple homemade BBQ sauce, and you will like a super mom.

Rate and Comment

Vanessa Bell Vanessa Bell
December 8, 2015

As the weather warms up and your schedule gets hectic, the slow cooker becomes mom’s best friend to make value rich meals. At least for me, this slow cooker pork sandwich recipe is the perfect weeknight meal. It’s filling, but not costly, and brimming with flavor. Top with a simple homemade BBQ sauce, and you will like a super mom.