There is no bottled barbecue sauce in this recipe for Crock-Pot Easy Pulled Pork Sandwiches. Instead, the pork is rubbed with a simple spice mixture!
Crock-Pot Easy Pulled Pork Sandwiches
This recipe comes to us from reader Laura Cohen. and just looks so yummy! A lot of pulled pork recipes call for bottled BBQ sauce, but not this one which make it stand out in my book!
While bottled sauce is a time saver for sure, there is just no creativity to it if you know what I mean!
So, instead of a bottled barbecue sauce, this recipe features some added ingredients like apple juice, brown sugar and various spices that you should already have on hand to make a pulled pork that has a ton of flavor without being drenched in too much sauce.
Serve the pulled pork on your favorite hamburger buns or rolls for dinner or lunch paired with some chips or fries or veggies. If you are on a gluten-free diet serve this yummy pulled pork on gluten-free hamburger buns (we like Schar brand gluten-free hamburger buns!)
- Brown Sugar – You can use light or dark brown sugar in this recipe. It really does not make much of a difference.
- Paprika – Adds some nice color and flavor. If you have smoked paprika use that for a little smoky flavor!
- Onion Powder
- Chili Powder – Will add just a touch of heat to the pulled pork. Not enough to make it burn. If you like it spicier, add more chili powder.
- Garlic Powder – Also known as granulated garlic.
- Pork Loin – Choose a nice lean pork loin roast. It may also be labeled as a pork tenderloin or pork tenderloin roast.
- Apple Juice – adds just a little moisture to the recipe as well as some flavor. Because this recipe only uses a couple of tablespoons though feel free to substitute water for the apple juice if you don’t have any on hand. Pineapple juice works too!
- Mix spices together and rub over pork.
- Put pork into a 4 to 6 quart slow cooker and pour apple juice over pork.
- Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours or until the meat is easily shredded with a fork.
- Remove pork to a cutting board, and use 2 forks to shred meat.
- Return the meat to the slow cooker and mix with the juices from the bottom of the crock.
- Put about 1/3 cup pork onto each bun bottom. Add your favorite condiments and top with the top bun.
More fantastic pulled pork recipes:
- Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork
- Crock-Pot Root Beer Pulled Pork
- Slow Cooker BBQ Beer Pulled Pork
- Crock-Pot Bourbon Bacon BBQ Pulled Pork
- Slow Cooker Sesame Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Asian Slaw
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