BBQ Pork Sandwich

Total Time:
6 hr 30 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
2 hr 20 min
Cook:
4 hr

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Dry rub:
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon cayenne
  • 4 pound shoulder pork roast
  • 2 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire
  • 1/2 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 6 soft hamburger buns with seeds
  • Bbq sauce
  • Cole slaw
Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Mix the dry rub ingredients in small bowl. Sprinkle dry rub all over the pork roast, pressing into the pork. Cover with plastic and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Combine liquid ingredients and the garlic powder in a medium bowl and pour into a large Dutch oven. Place pork in the oven and tightly cover with aluminum foil then lid. Roast for 4 hours or until fork tender and shreds easily. Brush the roast with cooking liquid every hour.

Remove from oven and let stand until cool enough to handle. Shred the pork with a fork or tongs into bite size pieces.

Serve on hamburger buns topped with BBQ sauce and cole slaw.


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This was TOO HOT. So hot, in fact, that we couldn't let my 16-month old touch the stuff. I'd say half of the listed cayenne would be sufficient. The meat was tender and juicy but this was just too spicy to be pleasant. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is easy and delicious. But watch the cooking time! My tenderloin was cooked in 75 minutes and overcooked at 1.5 hours. Four hours at 325 is CRAZY! Either cut the temp to 250 or less, or cut the cooking time by 60% or more... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so easy and it was delicious! Made it in a 5 qt LC round french (dutch) oven and it fit nicely with room to spare along the sides. Thanks Paula for the great recipe, I will be making this a lot! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe in my crockpot but otherwise followed the directions. So delicious! :) I think quality of taste has a lot to do with what BBQ you choose so choose wisely! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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Excellent recipe! I used an 8 lb pork tenderloin and doubled the recipe. Instead of cooking in the oven for 4 hours, I put it in the slow cooker for 8 hours on low. The meat was extremely tender and juicy. This recipe was a hit with my entire family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had a 4lb roast, made half of the rub (in the video she states that she makes so much to use later on in other dishes and let it sit in the fridge overnight. I browned the roast on all sides before putting it in the crock pot and only put half of the liquid ingredients as well and cooked it on low for 7 hours. It came out perfect. It fell right off of the bone and had a great flavor. I was worried about adding all of the apple cider vinegar and liquid smoke that the recipe called for but the flavors all blended really well and I'm glad I prepared the seasonings as listed. Served it on hawaiian rolls and plain burger buns. I will definitely make this again and maybe double it for a potluck. The 4lb roast made enough to fill an 8x8 glass baking dish loosely, almost to the top. Thanks FN! <3 item not reviewed by moderator and published
Most delicous pulled pork sandwiches I have ever had! And the slaw just makes it over the top! Can't get enough! It tastes even better the second day! item not reviewed by moderator and published
All I can say is mmmm good! you never disappoint item not reviewed by moderator and published
Could not figure out what I felt was missing. It was okay but not great in my opinion. Gonna try The Pioneer Woman recipe and see which I think is best. item not reviewed by moderator and published
that's because you used tenderloin - the recipe calls for shoulder which needs (and can stand) a much longer cook time. Much more fat in the shoulder, but that's why it's so good :) item not reviewed by moderator and published

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