Pulled Pork Sandwiches

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I have been dreaming of making pulled pork sandwiches ever since I first saw this recipe. 
When I offered to host a bridal shower for my cousin, I knew it would be a great debut for this dish.
The pork was yummy and tasty and so, so tender. 
We paired it with Hawaiian rolls and barbecue sauce for cute little mini pulled pork sandwiches.
Pulled Pork
Adapted from: KevinandAmanda.com
Ingredients:
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Dry Rub
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp ground pepper
1 tbsp paprika
1/2 cup brown sugar
Brine Solution
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 qts cold water
3 tbsp dry rub mix
2 bay leaves
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You’ll also need an 4-7 lb. bone-in Boston butt, with a layer of fat on the bottom.
I used a 10 lb. bone-in pork shoulder because I knew I’d be feeding a *bunch* of people.
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Add the dry ingredients to a bowl…
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And mix together with a spoon.
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Put your pork in a large (2 gallon) Ziploc bag…
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And add in the brine solution. Let it refrigerate overnight.
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Put the pork in a crock pot…
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And cover it with the dry rub. 
Cook on low for 10-12 hours.
You’ll know it’s done when the meat just shreds apart.
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Use two forks to shred the meat and get rid of all the fat.
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Here’s what it looks like when it’s all done.
I made this a day early, refrigerated it overnight and heated it back up the day of the shower.
Aren’t these sandwiches cute?
This would be a *great* company meal. It’s been added to my list for when all of my family comes to visit!
It was a *huge* hit at the shower!
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Thanks for looking!
Tender and savory, these pulled pork sandwiches are the perfect meal when you’re feeding a crowd!

Comments

  1. Hello,
    I have been searching for a pulled pork recipe! I see in your picture you have some sort of sauce in the sandwich….what type of sauce did you use? Was it store bought or made from scratch? If it was from scratch would you be able to share your recipe for that as well ? 🙂

    Thank you so much for posting your recipe!! I enjoyed your great pictures!!
    Blessings,
    Melissa D. SC
    dono7695 at bellsouth dot net

  2. Arena @ {thenerdswife} says

    Hi Melissa,

    We just used store-bought barbecue sauce — it was just a generic traditional sauce.

    I *tried* to make pineapple barbecue sauce to go with it, but it was runny and didn't turn out very well.

    So we went with Plan B, which was the store-bought stuff. 🙂

    Hope that helps!

  3. I just became a big fan of pulled pork about a year ago. Now I love collecting pulled pork recipes. Thanks for posting this! I made Crockpot Old South Pulled Pork on a Bun recently and it was delicious! Keep up the great work here!

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  6. I tried making this today. Did you cook the roast in the brine? Or just by itself?

  7. So I made this, and cooked it in the crock pot with the brine. The meat came out very salty. Should I have not included the brine in the crock pot?

    • Hi Lindsey! You should cook the meat in the crockpot without the brine… The brine would make it very salty. Because you’re cooking it at such a low temp, the pork will cook in its own juices. You could also add a can of soda (Coca-cola or Dr Pepper) if you are worried that it won’t be juicy enough. Hope that helps!

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