Carolina Pulled Pork – Freezer to Slow Cooker

30 Sep

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

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
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a zip top freezer bag. Freeze. 

  2. 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. 

  3. Serve on sandwich buns, with coleslaw topping the meat.


Posted by on September 30, 2013 in Recipe


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2 responses to “Carolina Pulled Pork – Freezer to Slow Cooker

  1. Kate @ Did That Just Happen?

    October 1, 2013 at 8:22 am

    I”ll have to try that – I think I have some pork chops in the freezer and I have a great loaf of french bread that would work! Thanks for sharing!


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