Does your crockpot sit in the cupboard and gather dust or are you a huge fan and use it all the time? I’m somewhere in-between. I have a handful of recipes that I cook only in my crockpot. Tortilla soup, traditional chili, sweet potato chili, and pulled pork. I need to acquire a few more slow cooker recipes, so if you have a favorite, feel free to share it with me.
What’s not to love about placing all your ingredients in, setting a timer, and coming back 8 hours later to dinner being ready? I think the reason I don’t use mine more often, is most recipes that I cook in it are winter meals, so during the summer months, it sits, and we BBQ outside. But, not for this recipe. Pulled Pork Sandwiches are good any time of year, for lunch or for dinner.
We enjoyed ours served on toasted Hawaiian rolls, with a side of grilled fresh pineapple, and a simple coleslaw.
Everything into the crockpot. See you in 8 hours.
Two forks easily shred (or pull) the pork.
It was such a beautiful evening, that we dined outside. And this was the perfect warm weather meal to enjoy!!
For my simple slaw, I used red and green cabbage, carrots, and red bell pepper. Slice everything very , very thin. I cheated and used a bottled slaw dressing (Marie’s is my favorite). Top with a little cracked pepper. I think that cole slaw is best made earlier in the day and refrigerated.
I sliced a fresh pineapple into thick slices and put them directly onto the BBQ grill for about 3-4 minutes per side.
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Pulled Pork Sandwiches
- 6 # bone in pork shoulder
- 1 large yellow onion sliced
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 2 cups BBQ sauce I use Bullseye
- 2 cups root beer or a dark beer works also
- Hawaiian rolls or your favorite soft sandwich roll
- Mix salt, pepper, garlic & onion powders together in small bowl. Rub all side generously with seasoning mix.
- Slice yellow onion.
- In glass measuring cup or bowl, whisk together BBQ sauce and root beer.
- Place meat in large crockpot. Top with sliced onions. Pour BBQ sauce mix over top.
- Cover and set to 8 hours.
- When done, the meat should easily fall off the bone.
- Remove from sauce and shred meat using two forks.
- Scoop onions from sauce and add to meat.
- Add in approx one cup of cooking liquid to meat and onions.
- Serve on grilled buns with additional BBQ sauce.
FYI, this was a large piece of meat. Simply adjust for a smaller cut.
Looking for more crockpot ideas?
Slow cooked pork is the best! I could serve this for several meals! Great recipe 🙂
Manila Spoon (Abby) says
I love pulled pork but never tried making it with beer – I can imagine how tasty this must be!
Levan @ MyWifeMakes.com says
Renee! Glad to have connected on FBC and now here again. 🙂
I love sandwiches! They are my best friend whenever I head to Uni for tutoring work. Convenient, filling, and amazing.
Your sandwiches look AMAZING! And the photos are fantastic too.
Love these — and this is coming from a vegan! So it says a LOT about how good they look <3
DARN I GOT THE CAPCHA MATH WRONG. What's five plus 3? hahaha kidding 🙂 It's 4 😛
Sounds like a wonderful meal! I love the touch of sweet with the Hawaiian rolls and the pineapple!
Gosh this looks amazing! Love love pulled pork
olivia giovanni says
That grill marks on the pineapple! Pulled pork sandwich is always my favourite! Great recipe 🙂
Just Jo says
Who doesn’t love pulled pork in a bun? We don’t have root beer in the UK but I’m sure I could sub something else 🙂
Rachel @ Simple Seasonal says
This looks like some serious sweet and savory gooey goodness!
I love the addition of the dark beer.. what a great recipe and a new spin on a classic pork dish. I can’t wait to try this! Thank you for a great recipe!!