Indulge in these mouthwatering Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches, featuring succulent pulled pork generously coated in a homemade BBQ sauce, heaped onto buns, and crowned with coleslaw.
I’m all in! Soft buns loaded with flavorful fillings are right up my alley, whether it’s Sloppy Joes, hefty pastrami sandwiches, or oversized juicy burgers!
Pulled Pork Sandwich
We kicked off the week with a delectable steak sandwich, and today we’re diving into the world of pulled pork. It seems like we’ve stumbled upon Sandwich Week – did anyone inform you? Don’t fret, nobody clued me in either!
In all honesty, I could have shuffled my posting schedule around, but I couldn’t wait any longer to share this long-anticipated recipe with you. Behold the ultimate meat lover’s dream: tender pulled pork bathed in homemade BBQ sauce. Brace yourself because this is the kind of meal that weakens the knees – every single time.
This cuisine is quintessentially “me.” It’s the kind of food that beckons you to dig in, getting your hands and mouth delightfully messy. It’s meant for gatherings, designed to be shared, and destined for informal settings.
Moreover, it tastes like a million bucks while remaining remarkably simple to prepare. This recipe boils down to two key elements:
- The Pork: Oh, that pork, that glorious pork! We lavish it with a generously seasoned rub, slow-cook it until it’s tender but not mushy. Surprisingly, it only needs an hour of marinating because the slow cooking infuses it with so much flavor. You can use a slow cooker or oven, but if you’re short on time, a pressure cooker works wonders too!
- The BBQ Sauce: You can either whip it up from scratch, like I do, or opt for a store-bought version and elevate it by blending it with the pork juices. Regardless of your choice, incorporating those pork juices takes the sauce to the next level. Personally, I prefer making the sauce separately, using some, but not all, of the pork juices. I’ve experimented with a “self-saucing” version by combining all the BBQ sauce ingredients with the pork, but I found that it made the sauce taste too porky.
Complete the meal with a quick, classic coleslaw, some golden buns, and lay it all out on the table for a delightful do-it-yourself experience.
It’s time to party! Whether it’s Australia Day, Super Bowl Sunday, or just any regular day, this dish is always a crowd-pleaser!