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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Are you looking for a great budget friendly stretching recipe to serve to a crowd? Or one that freezes really well? I have some tricks to teach you so that your meat will be moist, tender and stay that way!

I like to serve my slow cooked pulled pork sandwiches with my own fabulous creation of spices along with a side of BBQ sauce for those who like that on their bun also. That way – EVERYONE is HAPPY.

Come see my tips on how to make this for a group, your family or just because for the next scrumptious meal from YOUR kitchen!

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Optional BBQ Sauce


5 – 6 pounds bone in shoulder or boneless pork picnic roast (can be one piece of meat, or two as shown here)

1-3 onions, depending on how large they are

2-4 Tablespoons oil

1 envelope onion soup mix 

1 Tablespoon Montreal steak seasoning

2 Tablespoons Balsamic vinegar

Optional:  BBQ sauce to add into the cooked meat, or to serve on the side. I really like Sweet Baby Rays, click HERE for flavor varieties


Slice the onions to about 1/2″ thick and lay in the bottom of the crock pot.Slow Cooker Pulled Pork SandwichesIn a large heavy bottom pan, heat the oil.

Put the pork in and brown well.

Turn and continue to brown on all sides. This step gives a wonderful flavor to your meat.Slow Cooker Pulled Pork SandwichesPlace the pork roast on top of the onion slices.Slow Cooker Pulled Pork SandwichesEvenly pour the onion soup mix, Montreal steak seasoning and Balsamic vinegar over the top of the pork.Slow Cooker Pulled Pork SandwichesCook on low until the pork is completely cooked through and shreds easily. *This is after the ‘normal done cooking temperature’. About 8-9 hours.Slow Cooker Pulled Pork SandwichesRemove the pork from the crock pot/slow cooker and shred.Slow Cooker Pulled Pork SandwichesI LOVE these Bear Paws for shredding meat. If you’re interested you can click HERE to check them out!

Strain the juices from the pork Slow Cooker Pulled Pork SandwichesIF storing the meat overnight, a few days or to the freezer, put the shredded pork in a zip lock bag – according to the portions you desire. 

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork SandwichesThen, with pour the strained juices over the meat (do NOT add in the BBQ sauce with this step!) which will keep the meat moist and tender.Slow Cooker Pulled Pork SandwichesUse the meat within 4-6 months for best results. Thaw properly in the refrigerator and warm slowly when ready to serve.Slow Cooker Pulled Pork SandwichesAfter shredding, you can add in BBQ sauce and serve as prepared BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

OR serve as Pulled Pork Sandwiches with just the right amount of spice and flavor. 

***I like to serve BBQ sauce on the side for those who like sauce; then they can put it on their sandwich and it also accommodates those who don’t. 


Carrie Groneman’s recipe. Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2016

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  • Carrie this looks delicious, and full of flavor! The hubby and I both like pulled pork. I like using my slow cooker, sure makes it so much easier and it comes out so tender. I use onion soup mix on beef roast but haven’t tried on pork.
    Those bear claws are pretty cool, looks like it makes the job so much easier.

    • Oh, Linda, you MUST do yourself a favor and try those Bear Claws! I love them and the meat comes out in nice shreds instead of in little pieces so the meat stays more tender too. I love the onion soup mix on a good roast, so I know I’m in good company with YOU! Thanks so much for coming by!

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