Wednesday, January 12, 2011

How to Make a Pulled Pork Sandwich

 I love a good pulled pork sandwich, they taste great and are way easy to make.
Here are my step by step instructions so you can enjoy them too. 

The shoulder cuts are the best choice for making pulled pork. Often, you'll find different names for these cuts including; Pork Shoulder, Pork Butt, Pork Butt Eye Roast, Boston Butt, Picnic Shoulder, Pork Chuck and many others. They all come from the same portion of the pig so don't panic if you don't see what you are looking for.

My husband's (the butcher) personal favorite is the Boneless Pork Butt Eye Roast. It is small enough for a great meal and big enough for just the right amount of leftovers.


Season both sides.
I like to use Spade L Ranch Pork chop & rib seasoning.


Cook in a covered crock pot on high for one hour. 
Crock pot cooking is usually synonymous with having to add moisture to its contents. The Pork Butt is one of a handful of exceptions. They are loaded with marbling and won't dry out.

Continue cooking on low for 6-7 hours.
Total cooking time 7-8 hours.

 Take two forks and gently pull meat apart.
There will be some left over juices, you can drain it if you like.

 From here you can either go ahead and mix in bbq sauce or eat it plain.
I like to keep it plain and add the bbq sauce once it's on the sandwich, so I can use it for other meals later. Plus, the beauty of pork is in its great flavor. It goes with just about anything. Salads, burritos, over rice etc.


  1. This is one of my all time favorites!! I'll have to try the seasoning. That looks yummy!

  2. Oh wow... looks delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. thoughts were, "oh wow...looks delicious!" But that was already said. Oh well. Oh wow...looks delicious!

  4. Hey, can I put this on my blog? Link to you? let me know.

    looks awesome.


  5. This is what I'm cooking today! Yours looks better than mine, though. :)

    This cut of meat, which was a manager's special, is "Pork Shoulder Butt Whole." Not quite sure what that means, but it looked like a good choice for pulled pork.


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