Pulled Pork Sandwiches
By :Sara Quessenberry and Kate Merker
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Delicious Pulled Pork Sandwiches with a Slow Cook Option! Photo by: Evi Abeler
Votes: 11
Rating: 4.55
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Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Meat
Cooking Technique Slow Cook
Main Ingredient Ketchup, Molasses, Pork
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
Spice Rub
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar packed
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 pounds pork shoulder or butt, trimmed and cut into 3 inch pieces
Sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar packed
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
Sandwiches
  • 4 rolls or buns, split
  • Your favorite coleslaw
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Meat
Cooking Technique Slow Cook
Main Ingredient Ketchup, Molasses, Pork
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
Spice Rub
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar packed
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 pounds pork shoulder or butt, trimmed and cut into 3 inch pieces
Sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar packed
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
Sandwiches
  • 4 rolls or buns, split
  • Your favorite coleslaw
Votes: 11
Rating: 4.55
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
To make the spice rub:
  1. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, salt, cinnamon, and cayenne. Season the pork with the rub.
To make the sauce:
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the ketchup, molasses, water, vinegar, brown sugar, chili powder, mustard, Worcestershire, and cayenne.
To Cook:
  1. Turn the Instant pot on to Sauté. Heat the olive oil. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the sauce and mix to combine. Press Cancel.
  2. Add the pork to the sauce and turn to coat. Lock the lid. Here you have the option to slow-cook or pressure-cook (don‘t do both!).
  3. To slow-cook: Press Slow Cook, leave the vent open, and cook on “More” for 8 hours. To pressure-cook: Press Manual and cook on high pressure for 45 minutes.
  4. When cooking is complete use the “Quick Release” method to vent the steam, then open the lid.
  5. Transfer the pork to a bowl. Press Cancel, then press Sauté and simmer the sauce, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Press Cancel.
  6. Using 2 forks, shred the pork, then return it to the pot and toss to coat. Pile the pork and coleslaw on the bottom halves of the buns and sandwich with the tops.
Recipe Notes

Photo by: Evi Abeler

4 replies
  1. LauraChag
    LauraChag says:

    I love this. 1st time I followed the exact recipe. The 2nd time, i did the rub and used a bottle of our favorite bbq sauce and water instead. Both times it came out amazing.

  2. Estellatodd
    Estellatodd says:

    This was awesome! Followed the recipe and it turned out perfectly.

    I used pork shoulder, l left the skin on until the “pulling” part. Also threw the bone in for some extra flavour.

  3. llocdo
    llocdo says:

    Initially it seemed like there were a lot of steps but this was easy & great! I just happened to have time to season the meat for the night before, I also prepped the sauce a few hours before I used it. Delicious!

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