Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches

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The summer is hot and the kitchen gets even hotter...making cooking a tedious task when the heat is literally everywhere. I am one to avoid the heat during the summer and I usually apt for smoothies, ice cream and popsicles to cool off immediately. However, that is no diet I should live off of for the whole summer. hehe. So to stay as far away from the heat as possible, I like to use my slow cooker... where I can drop all the ingredients into one pot and let it do its thing while I enjoy the summer days out of school. One of my favorite recipes is one my family loves. Pulled pork sandwiches!

A great summer meal that keeps you out of the kitchen (and out of the added heat) and its so delicious! Also, it's perfect for this month's Recipe Redux theme, "Whether you go slow or fast, just don’t turn on the oven. Show us how to keep the kitchen cool by using one of these appliances: Slow cooker, instant pot, pressure cooker."

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Makes about 12 sandwiches

Ingredients:

  • 1 (3lb) boneless pork shoulder
  • 2 teaspoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce (your favorite flavor... I used a Honey BBQ sauce)
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 12 sweet rolls

Directions:

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  1. In a slow cooker on medium heat, add the olive oil and pork. Cook covered for an hour on medium heat.
  2. Add BBQ sauce, onion, garlic, mustard, and onion powder. Cook covered on low for 4-5 hours.
  3. Remove meat. Shred with two forks and return to slow cooker; heat through.
  4. Lightly toast sweet rolls and place about 2/3 cup serving of pulled pork on each sweet roll. Enjoy immediately!
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Kelly Sloan

Hi, I'm Kelly! I am a Cali girl who loves food, nutrition, hiking, and writing. I recently graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition. I grew up with an active lifestyle and eating healthy, however, I do have a major sweet tooth! I do believe that everything in moderation is good for a healthy lifestyle! I love to bake and create new recipes and I love to share food. I love to stay active and healthy with continuous fitness and nutritious foods throughout the week and I hope to share my recipes, food photography and travel experiences with you on my blog! #RD2Be