Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Zesty Slaw


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Our Favorite! Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Zesty Slaw! This is the most tender and delicious pork you'll ever make... paired with a simple homemade zesty slaw, this dinner will have your family asking for more!

This is an amazing recipe for Slow Cooker pulled pork!  The best part is you just pop it into the slow cooker and let it cook all day… and then dinner is ready when you are!!  I literally can pull the pork using a spoon it’s so tender!

I do love that this recipe doesn’t use a traditional sweet store bought barbecue sauce.  The homemade sauce has so much flavor and is really easy to make!  If you’re not familiar with chili sauce, you have to try it.  (It isn’t spicy at all).  I use it in most recipes calling for barbecue sauce and mix the two 50/50 for an incredibly zesty flavor.  It’s also the best meatloaf topping you’ll ever have (mixed 50/50 with ketchup)!

The slaw is best if it’s made a couple of hours ahead of time!  Once this is ready, the pork can be left in the slow cooker on low making it the perfect party food!  This is always a huge hit with the whole family or an easy dish on game day!

REPIN SLOW COOKER PULLED PORK SANDWICHES

Items You’ll Need for This Recipe:

* slow cooker * chili sauce * pork roast * 

SLOW COOKER PULLED PORK SANDWICHES WITH ZESTY SLAW

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours 40 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 55 minutes
Servings 6
Author Holly
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
The best part is you just pop it into the slow cooker and let it cook all day… and then dinner is ready when you are!! I literally can pull the pork using a spoon it’s so tender!

Ingredients

PULLED PORK
  • 4 lb . boneless pork shoulder roast
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup tomato ketchup
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce like Heinz
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup light molasses
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
COLESLAW
  • 1/3 cup light mayonnaise/dressing I use Helmann’s light
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt or regular yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 cups finely shredded green cabbage
  • 2 cups finely shredded purple cabbage
  • 6-8 ROLLS

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Instructions

PULLED PORK
  1. Mix together onion, cider vinegar, ketchup, chili sauce (like Heinz), brown sugar, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard and pepper
  2. Cut pork in half and sear in a pan on all sides
  3. Place pork in the slow cooker and pour sauce over top
  4. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 5-6 hours or until fork tender
  5. Remove pork from slow cooker, discard any large pieces of fat
  6. Shred using two forks
  7. Return to crock pot and heat through
ZESTY SLAW
  1. Stir together mayonnaise, yogurt, vinegar, sugar, celery seeds, and 1/8 tsp salt in a bowl.
  2. Pour over cabbage and toss gently.
  3. Sandwiches
  4. Place slaw on rolls and pile high with pulled pork
  5. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Calories: 639, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 125mg, Sodium: 1066mg, Potassium: 1208mg, Carbohydrates: 70g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 34g, Protein: 44g, Vitamin A: 12.8%, Vitamin C: 45.3%, Calcium: 12.5%, Iron: 81.4%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Our Favorite! Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Zesty Slaw! This is the most tender and delicious pork you'll ever make... paired with a simple homemade zesty slaw, this dinner will have your family asking for more!
This recipe has been adapted from Food Made Fast, Slow Cooker!

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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    1. There should be plenty of sauce. :)

      If you wanted extra you could stir in some extra BBQ sauce but I don’t think you’ll need it.

    1. You can skip the celery seed although it does add nice flavor! If you happen to have celery salt on hand you could add a little bit and omit the salt. (You definitely don’t want to add the full 1/2 teaspoon of celery salt).

  1. Your Pulled Pork looks fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. This looks ah-MAZE-ing!!! I just ate dinner, but now I’m hungry from reading this post – haha! :) Thank you for linking up to Works for Me Wednesday!

  3. Oh my goodness, that is one seriously delicious looking sandwich!!! YUM!!!! The pulled pork looks AMAZING!!!! I love all the recipes that your share, and your photography is always just stunning!!! Love visiting your blog! :)

  4. I would love to try this , but the cut of pork I have is a Pork Tenderloin. Does anyone know if this can be prepared this way with this cut? I’m unsure about the shredding.

    1. I have made this with pork tenderloin before. If you do make it with tenderloin, keep in mind that pork tenderloin is very lean so the end result, although delicious, will not be as moist.