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Pulled Pork Sandwich

Our slow cooker pulled pork sandwich is tender and juicy. It combines both sweet and savory flavors using a homemade dry rub and BBQ sauce.
Prep Time8 hrs
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time16 hrs
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pulled Pork Sandwich
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 162kcal
Author: Berly's Kitchen



  • 1-2 pounds of pork butt or shoulder

Dry Rub

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Barbeque Sauce

  • 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 2 Tablespoons of molasses
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 2 1/2 cups water


Dry Rub

  • First, wash and pat dry the pork with paper towels and mix all ingredients for the dry rub in a medium bowl.
  • Next, massage mixture into the pork with fingertips.
  • Then, place pork in a large pan or baking dish and cover with foil.
  • Last, place in refrigerator for at least 30 or overnight.

Barbecue Sauce

  • First off, combine all barbecue ingredients in a large saucepan or stockpot over medium heat.
  • Now, stir to combine.
  • After that, bring mixture to a simmer and allow to cook for about 30 minutes.
  • Then, then mixture will slightly thicken as it cooks.
  • Lastly, remove from heat.


  • Start by, adding the pork and barbecue sauce to the slow cooker.
  • Next, cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or high for 4 to 5 hours. Meat will be done when it shreds and falls apart easily.
  • Then, remove from slow cooker and shred the pork.
  • Last, place the pork on brioche or hamburger buns and serve immediately.


The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of 4-ounces. Additionally, it doesn't include the bread or buns. The pork can be stored in your fridge for up to 3-days in a sealed container.
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Serving: 4Ounce | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 1030mg | Potassium: 356mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 2.9mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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