slow cooker Carolina pulled pork and slaw sandwiches

I’m finally getting back in the kitchen now that my nausea has subsided for the most part, but I’m still avoiding red meat. This week hubs invited over 2 friends from work for dinner and game night so I put my newly-found vegetarianism on hold and opted to make these scrumptious sandwiches for dinner. The recipe is in the latest issue of Family Circle magazine.

slow cooker pulled pork sandwiches

Yield: 8 sandwiches

Serving Size: 1 sandwich


  • 1 boneless, skinless pork shoulder roast (about 3.5 lb)
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt (I used Accent)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • For the sauce
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup packed, light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp spicy brown mustard
  • 8 buns (we used Ciabatta buns)

Cooking Directions

  1. Rub pork all over with seasoned salt and paprika. Heat oil in a large, nonstick skillet over med-high heat. Brown pork on all sides, 12 minutes.
  2. Sauce. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook 5 minutes. Stir in vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar and mustard. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer pork to slow cooker; add sauce. Cover and cook on HIGH for 6 hours or LOW for 8 hours.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare coleslaw (see recipe below).
  5. Remove pork from slow cooker and allow to cool slightly. With 2 forks, shred meat, discarding fat. Stir pulled pork into sauce in cooker. Divide evenly among buns, topping with coleslaw.

homemade coleslaw


  • 3/4 cup light mayo
  • 3 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp celery seed
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 bag (1 lb) shredded coleslaw mix

Cooking Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients except the coleslaw mix.
  2. Once blended well, add in coleslaw mix and toss until well coated. Refrigerate until serving.

I loved this easy coleslaw recipe and it wasn’t overly vinegary or creamy – both pluses in my book!

The guys loved it too! I think each guy had 2 sandwiches! I served them with maple baked beans, fresh corn on the cob and we had rootbeer floats for dessert. It was a great summertime meal and perfect for a game night!

By the way – I won our first game of Yahtzee by an landslide, beginners luck I guess!

8 Comments to “slow cooker Carolina pulled pork and slaw sandwiches”

  1. Those look delicious!

    And congrats on your Yahtzee win!!
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  2. ohhh man, I’m in the Carolina’s as well and I can totally appreciate a yummy BBQ..delish!!! Your pictures are definitely drool-worthy =D

  3. This sandwich was meant to be in my life. Thanks for sharing.
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  4. Wow! Your pulled pork sandwich looks really good!
    Glad to know that your nausea days are over! :)
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  5. Yummy! Hello from Spring Fling @ SITS!
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  6. I’ve had alot of BBQ pork in my time and I have to say that this was some of the best homemade pork i’ve had. VERY good recipe. The coleslaw was the perfect compliment too!

  7. Those look awesome! I am not a huge pork fan, but I think I could handle a sandwich like this:)

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