Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches


Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches / Bev Cooks

What’s your favorite pulled meat? Or do the words “pulled meat” give you a Herculean case of the heebie jeebies?

Mine? PORK. All the way. Pulled pork for prez. Pulled pork for life. Pulled pork forever.

But get this! The other day we found this PICNIC pork roast at the farmer’s market. A picnic roast. What the hay is that? I have no idea, but my inner soul fairies guided my hands (and wallet) right into its path. Later that day, my mom texted to say that her mom (my Memaw) made picnic pork roast all the time back in the day! Good story, huh?

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches / Bev Cooks

I have this thing about trimming meat fat. I LOVE IT. I get obnoxiously focused and obsessed, until there’s basically a memory of meat left. But with this PICNIC biz, I left it alone. The farmer’s market gal told me not to trim, as the fat would sort of melt and sift away in the cooking process. I think “sift away” might be the most disgusting thing I’ve ever said about meat.

So this is what goes in your slow cooker: The pork (about 3 pounds), a packet of onion soup mix, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, smoked paprika, and molasses. And salt! A good pinch of coarse salt. And three tiny head hairs! Just kidding about head hairs.

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches / Bev Cooks

This is waaaaay later in the day. Sobbing may occur.

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches / Bev Cooks

In the meantimez, make a slaw! I like my slaws SIMPLE. No mayo, nothing creamy, just zingy and crunchy and giddy. Slaw can be giddy. Don’t argue with me.

It’s simply cabbage (I used the rest of my enormo napa cabbage from the bison recipe, but you can use regular green cabbage!), carrots, cilantro or parsley, lime juice and salt. The end forever.

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches / Bev Cooks

GUHHH. The pork, the slaw, your fave (not fav) bbq sauce (we used Arthur Bryant’s), and some good GOOD buns. (I used Farm to Market.) You’ll freak out.

Freak out.

It’s so EASY. And beyond pimp for a crowd.

And the flavors! That picnic roast, man. I’m not sure exactly HOW it was supposed to taste different or better, but I digged it! Dug it? Dugged it? Doog it?

It has a nice DEPTH. And you know me and the depths.

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches / Bev Cooks

And paired with the giddy slaw? DUDES. All summer long. Do it.

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches / Bev Cooks

Winner winner, Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Dinner. (that didn’t work, did it?)

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches
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  • 1 Tbs. Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 (3 pound) pork roast (I used picnic)
  • 1 packet onion soup mix
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbs. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbs. molasses
  • Large pinch coarse salt
  • 3 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 2 carrots, julienned
  • 2 Tbs. chopped parsley
  • Juice from a lime
  • Pinch of salt
  • Hamburger buns of your choice
  • Your favorite bbq sauce


  1. Rub the onion soup mix all over the pork roast, then sear it in a large skillet in a Tbs. of oil, until you get good browning all over. Transfer the pork to a slow cooker, then add the apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, smoked paprika, molasses, and a pinch of salt. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Remove pork from the slow cooker, and gently shred with two forks. (Discard any fat) Toss shreds back in with the cooking juices. Weep.
  2. In the meantime, combine the shredded cabbage, julienned carrots, parsley, lime juice and salt in a large bowl. Toss to combine and chill until you’re ready to inhale.
  3. Serve the pulled pork on split hamburger buns, and topped with your favorite bbq sauce and slaw!
  4. See the light.
  5. Serves 4-6.

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches / Bev Cooks

Remember the whole GUH thing I said earlier?

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12 Responses to Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

  1. Nancy June 20, 2017 at 4:40 pm #
    I have made a similar recipe for pulled pork in the slow cooker but I love the way yours has that char on the outside! I'm usually in too much of a hurry in the morning to go that extra step but dang! It makes it look so much more appetizing! Thanks for the recipe!
  2. Amanda June 21, 2017 at 10:56 am #
    Generally, I am not a pork eater but this looks incredible!!!
  3. Cory August 7, 2017 at 6:49 pm #
    Ridiculous...completely (and yes, sobbing has occurred).
  4. Brian Hebert February 18, 2020 at 3:33 pm #
    I love your Blog, Bev! I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to learn of it. Your pictures are gorgeous and professional-looking. I can’t wait to try making the vanilla wafers with Hazel. Nancy
  5. Calum Brott August 10, 2020 at 3:23 am #
    Thanks for sharing, it's so great, I will do it next time
  6. Monique Lafarte October 12, 2020 at 4:01 am #
    My mouth is already watering now. I will try the recipe right away and let you know the update.
  7. Colton Bannister November 18, 2020 at 6:58 am #
    These sandwiches are so yummy. I have tried them. I have made them at the birthday party of my cousin and everyone liked it which is easier to check at for quality work. Always looking forward to getting some new and yummy recipe from this blog to try them on my own easily at home.
  8. Beth Chapman December 15, 2020 at 5:51 am #
    The best thing to eat in the afternoon. Though it takes some time to prepare but the taste was priceless. We want more recipes like this.
  9. Elliott February 27, 2021 at 8:37 am #
    Great! I just finished it last night and the result was unexpected, My wife loves it. She got surprised. Yeah. I am going to try this for my friends too. Nice. Thanks for your guide.
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