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Asian Shredded Pork Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 6 hours


10 servings

On cool-weather weeknights, the slow cooker is our friend. The plums might surprise in these juicy pork sandwiches, but they add a little sweetness and make the meat extra tender. —Holly Battiste, Barrington, New Jersey
Asian Shredded Pork Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 can (15 ounces) plums, drained and pitted
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 pounds)
  • 4 medium carrots, finely chopped
  • 10 ciabatta rolls, split
  • Shredded napa or other cabbage


  1. Mix first 11 ingredients. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown roast on all sides.
  2. Place carrots in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Add roast; pour plum mixture over top. Cook, covered, on low until pork is tender, 6-8 hours.
  3. Remove pork; shred with 2 forks. Skim fat from carrot mixture; stir in pork and heat through. Serve on rolls with cabbage.

Can you freeze Asian Shredded Pork Sandwiches?

Freeze cooled pork mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a covered saucepan, stirring occasionally; add broth if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 637 calories, 21g fat (6g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 864mg sodium, 85g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 5g fiber), 34g protein.

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