Pulled Pork Sandwiches


I make this about once or twice a year. Summer wouldn’t be complete in our home without this classic comfort food. This is my favorite type of sauce to make, a sweet and tangy tomato based sauce with a touch of heat. After I make it, I keep it warm in the crock-pot. It tastes sort of like that pre-made BBQ in the grocery store, but its actually good. The pre-made kind is edible, if your hungry, but trust me, this is much, much better. When you add the sauce to the pork, you could either opt for one of the many selections at the grocery store, or try this one. This is one of my latest creations. I added smoked paprika to the sauce this time for flavor. It added more flavor without the heat. I try to make foods now with more flavor and less heat. Before having my son, I relied on heat alot of the time for flavor. However, he can’t handle the heat, so I have had to learn new techniques to get flavorful foods.

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Yield: Serves 4

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

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1 Boston Butt
3 tablespoons southern spice blend
3 tablespoons brown sugar


2 - 15 oz cans tomato sauce
2 tablespoons Molasses
4 cloves garlic, grated
3 tablespoons grated onion
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
hot sauce to taste
1 tablespoon vinegar


1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Combine spices and brown sugar in a bowl. Rub it all over the pork butt. Place the pork on a rack in a roasting pan and place in oven. Roast until the internal temperature is 195. This is going to take a long time, depending on size, up to 24 hours. I always start mine in the afternoon the day before and let it cook all night. It's usually done the next morning.

2. Pork will be very tender. Remove from oven and pull with a fork. Add to a crock pot or large sauce pan. In another bowl, combine all ingredients for the sauce. Taste, and adjust seasonings to your preference. Add sauce to pork and heat through.

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  13 Responses to “Pulled Pork Sandwiches”

  1. Angie's Recipes — July 26, 2010 @ 9:27 am

    Looks delicious! I have never made pulled pork myself…must give it a try soon.

  2. Angelia McGowan — July 26, 2010 @ 12:21 pm

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  3. Monet — July 26, 2010 @ 12:39 pm

    I adore pulled pork. It is the one meat indulgence that I’m going to eat when I move down to Texas next week. We don’t eat meat (except on special occasions) but how can I pass up something as delicious as pulled pork?

  4. dmanburger — July 26, 2010 @ 12:59 pm

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  5. grace — July 27, 2010 @ 3:57 am

    how can you stop at once or twice a year? i turn to pulled pork or chicken once or twice a MONTH, at least–i love the stuff. 🙂

  6. Oh how do I love the smoked paprika. Yes, I agree it is an amazing way to add volumes of flavor. Your pulled pork sounds way better than anything we could ever buy at the market. Very tempting photo! xo

  7. Michelle — August 1, 2010 @ 6:08 pm

    Looks wonderful! I think I might even have all the ingredients for this one right now. Sounds like dinner tomorrow. So glad you shared it.

  8. averagebetty — August 12, 2010 @ 1:25 pm

    I want this for breakfast! Is that strange? LOL at Boston Butt – I’ve never heard that before 🙂

  9. Cajun Chef Ryan — August 12, 2010 @ 2:28 pm

    Angie, I love me a good pulled pork on a bun! This looks like a great one with the slow roasting at a low temperature, and the sauce is kicked up with the smoky paprika too.

    Bon appetit!

  10. Thomas Andrew — August 13, 2010 @ 12:03 pm

    I love pulled pork! Wish it didn’t take so long to make though! :-p

  11. Rose-Bartlett — August 22, 2010 @ 3:27 am

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  12. drew — March 2, 2011 @ 6:02 pm

    This is AMAZING! If you want to try it but don’t want to put in the time trust me it’s well worth it! This was my first time making pulled pork and it was perfect. It cooked for 16 hours and I had about a 4 lb bone in pork shoulder. DELICIOUS!

  13. best acne treatment — April 16, 2012 @ 11:14 pm

    The pulled pork in a bun looks so delicious. I just want to sink in my teeth to one right now. So what I gonna do now is run to get some ingredients and make a delicious pulled pork sandwich….yummm..GTG…Thanks Angie

    Alice D. Silk

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