Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches

These Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches are truly something special.   Don’t have a smoker to slow cook your pork shoulder? Trust me, these will rival almost any pulled pork across the land!  I like to go with bone-in, because it adds even more flavor, but you can use a boneless butt (a Boston butt is perfect).   Add the rub and the liquid mop and cover on low for 10 hours (if bone-in) and 8 if boneless.  Make your sauce.  Put it all together, and you’ll have one of the best pulled pork sammys you’ve ever had.  150% Loon Approved!

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches
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These slow cooker pulled pork sandwiches are about as good as you'll find. Huge flavor that is easy to put together in the slow cooker, finished off with an amazing BBQ sauce. So good!
Recipe type: Pork
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8 - 10
  • 3 tablespoons black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons course salt (ie, sea salt)
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt (ie, sea salt)
  • 1¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 cup good quality BBQ sauce
  • 1 bone-in pork shoulder, 6 - 7 lbs (or boneless...Boston butt is an excellent choice)
  • 8 buns, split, butter and lightly toasted
  • Coleslaw
  1. Mix together the ingredients for the rub in a medium bowl.
  2. Mix together the ingredients for the liquid mop
  3. Press the rub into the meat and place in slow cooker.
  4. Pour the liquid mop over the meat.
  5. Cook on low: Bone-in: 10 hours. Boneless: 8 hours.
  6. When the meat is almost done, put all the sauce ingredients in a medium sauce pan and heat over medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  7. Carefully remove meat from cooker.
  8. Discard all but about 1 cup of the liquid (set aside).
  9. Shred the meat from the bone using two forks.
  10. Place the meat back into the cooker and add the reserved liquid.
  11. Mix in 2 cups of the sauce and cook for another 30 minutes.
  12. Place shredded pork onto sandwiches and top with coleslaw.
  13. Pass remaining sauce in separate dish.
  14. Enjoy!



  • I made this tonight for the second time and these sandwhiches are BEYOND delicious! The meat was so tender and fell off the bone so easily. The slaw was crunchy perfection. The combo of warm pork with cold slaw, spicy with sweet, crunchy with soft, make these sandwhiches award winners!

    • That’s awesome Janine! I gotta say, those pulled pork sammies are on of my all-time favorites. I agree, the combination of the slaw with the tender pork just can’t be beat. These get requested quite a bit in our household. Thank you so much for sharing and we couldn’t be happier that they worked so well for you! Stay in touch! Kris & Wesley

  • Just reading over the recipie. I’m pretty sure that you put the liquid mop into the slow cooker with the meat but it doesn’t specify that in the instructions. I have yet to try pulled pork in a slow cooker and this one looks like it may be the one to finally try.

    • Hi Linda! Thank you for bringing that to my attention! I added a step to the instructions. Add the mop liquid with the rubbed meat, and then cook on low. It’s really good, let us know how it turns out!

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