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Southern Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwiches

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Is there anything better than a great BBQ sandwich? I may be from Texas, home of beef BBQ, but a sweet-smoky-spicy pulled pork sandwich is definitely a thing of beauty!

You can make this in the oven or the slow cooker. Because my slow cooker is on the small side, it was better to make them in the oven. I baked them on low for 7 hours, and they turned out moist and flavorful. Either way you choose to do it will be fine! If you are going to be in and out of the house, just go with the slow cooker – don’t stress πŸ˜‰

This recipe is for South Carolina-Style Pulled Pork. Other regions of the U.S. make it slightly differently. I do not claim expertise or authenticity – I just know what I like!

The BBQ sauce I use is here. It’s a slightly sweet sauce, with hints of vinegar. The sauce is made separately and then mixed with the shredded meat.

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Southern Pulled Pork Sandwiches
A Southern-style Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich, easy to make in the oven or slow cooker
busy family recipe box pulled pork
Course Main Dish
Cuisine BBQ
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2.5-5 lbs. kilos Pork Shoulder (1-2 kilos)
  • Spice Rub: This will coat up to 10 lbs. Pork Shoulder - mixa resealable mason jar and sprinkle on the meat to coat
  • 1/4 cup Paprika
  • 1/8 cup Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • 1-2 tablespoons Garlic Powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons Onion Powder
  • 1 tablespoon or more Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Coarse Salt
  • 1/4 cup Brown or White Sugar
Course Main Dish
Cuisine BBQ
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2.5-5 lbs. kilos Pork Shoulder (1-2 kilos)
  • Spice Rub: This will coat up to 10 lbs. Pork Shoulder - mixa resealable mason jar and sprinkle on the meat to coat
  • 1/4 cup Paprika
  • 1/8 cup Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • 1-2 tablespoons Garlic Powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons Onion Powder
  • 1 tablespoon or more Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Coarse Salt
  • 1/4 cup Brown or White Sugar
busy family recipe box pulled pork
Instructions
  1. Season your pork with the spice rub, being sure to rub the spices onto all parts of the meat.
  2. Place the meat in a Ziplock bag or a covered container and marinate in the fridge 8-12 hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat your oven to 150C/300F. (Or use your slow cooker set to low)
  4. Place your pork shoulder in a deep heavy pot with a tight fitting lid, or in a roasting pan tightly covered in foil (if using very thin foil, double wrap it).
  5. Cook your Pork for 6-7 hours. It should shred very easily with a fork.
  6. Let cool for a while, until easy enough to handle.
  7. Shred the meat with two forks, and place into a large bowl.
  8. Cover meat with the BBQ sauce and lightly mix (see recipe for sauce here: http://busyfamilyrecipebox.com/recipe/sweet-and-tangy-homemade-bbq-sauce/)
  9. Pile onto toasted hamburger buns and serve with coleslaw
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