Since I am not a huge fan of red meat, especially pork and beef (ha ha) and I have a special disliking for barbecue, it is probably completely insane that I like Carolina Pulled Pork sandwiches. Since the very first time I tried one I fell in strong favor of them. I’m not sure if it’s the vinegary sauce or the coleslaw piled on top of the meat, but I really like it. So when I was perusing for last weeks recipes and came across a slow cooker pulled pork recipe with a Carolina flair, I wanted to give it a try. It definitely lived up to all of the things I like about it.
To make things easy I usually use a bag of slaw mix and a jar of prepared slaw dressing. I added some green onions, celery seed, and black pepper to the slaw. I served the sandwiches on whole grain buns with oven fried French fries as a side.
The girls and The Hubs all commented on how really tangy this recipe was. I have to admit that it really did cause quite a pucker. I might cut down on the vinegar the next time. At least everyone ate one sandwich.
I got this recipe from http://www.savingyoudinero.com/2012/09/17/part-3-1-hour-1-mess-5-crock-pot-meals/.
We will be having these slow cooker pulled pork sandwiches again, for sure!
Carolina Pork Sandwiches
- 3- pound boneless pork roast
- 1 Tablespoon paprika
- 1 Tablespoon pepper
- 1 Tablespoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 cup cider vinegar
- ¾ cup ketchup
- 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
Combine all the ingredients in a zip top freezer bag. Freeze.
Remove from freezer the day before you want to serve it. Place all contents in slow cooker and cook on high for 6 to 7 hours or low for about 8-9 hours, until pork is done. Remove pork and shred. Add shredded pork back into the slow cooker. Stir into the sauce / juices.
Serve on sandwich buns, with coleslaw topping the meat.