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Pulled Pork Sandwich

Pulled Pork Sandwich
Yield:   6-8 sandwiches
Cook Time:   3 1/2 hours
Tips:   Placing pork fat-side-up allows juices to drizzle into meat during cooking.
Suggestion:   Delicious served with any potato salad.
Pulled pork sandwiches have got to be one of the greatest sandwiches on the planet. Pork butt (also known as shoulder), is cooked slowly in the oven to produce a juicy and tender, pull-apart meat. The meat is then placed on a bun and topped
with coleslaw and barbeque sauce. The photo above shows this sandwich with a whole wheat bun, but you can use a Kaiser roll, egg bun or any other soft bun you prefer. These sandwiches are very easy to make; they just take a few hours cooking time to produce that tender and juicy pork that makes these sandwiches famous for what they are - incredible! Just rub the pork with a blend of a few ingredients and pop it in the oven! In about 3 1/2 hours, your tender meat will be done, and after smelling the wonderful smells in your house, you will be more than ready to dive in! You can serve pulled pork sandwiches for lunch or dinner, and the pork can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer for more quick and easy sandwiches anytime. Pulled pork sandwiches are also great for barbeques and picnics, and go fabulously with potato salad



  • 4-4 1/2 lbs. pork shoulder (also called pork butt)

  • Pork Rub
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 2-3 sprigs of thyme (leaves only) or 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


Place all Pork Rub ingredients in a food processor, and blend until a paste is formed. Rub paste all over pork, then wrap pork with plastic wrap and store in refrigerator for a few hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 325° F. Allow meat to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Place pork (fat side up) on a rack that allows for fat drainage. Cook for about 3 1/2 hours or until rub has turned to a dark brown, then cover with aluminum foil for remaining cooking time (to avoid burning Pork Rub).

After cooked, remove pork and allow to sit on a cutting board for 5-10 minutes. Using two forks, pull apart pork into pieces that will fit nicely on your sandwich buns. Place pork on buns and top with some barbeque sauce. Top with some coleslaw, then add a little more barbeque sauce. Serve with a side of barbeque sauce for those who prefer lots of sauce.

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