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PB&J Pork Sandwiches

I came up with this recipe for one of my daughters who loves peanut butter and pork! The result has become a favorite, and kids and grown-ups alike often request it for dinner. —Jill Cox, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 3 to 4 pounds boneless pork shoulder butt roast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 6 ciabatta rolls, split
  • Coleslaw, optional


  • Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper; transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a large bowl, whisk broth, peanut butter, preserves, brown sugar, onion, vinegar, mustard and garlic; pour over meat. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Preheat broiler. Remove roast; cool slightly. Shred pork with 2 forks. Return pork to slow cooker; heat through. Brush butter over cut sides of rolls. Place rolls, buttered side up, on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil 3-4 in. from heat 30-60 seconds or until golden brown. Using a slotted spoon, spoon pork mixture onto roll bottoms; top with coleslaw if desired. Replace tops.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 862 calories, 49g fat (15g saturated fat), 145mg cholesterol, 1207mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 3g fiber), 51g protein.
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  • April
    Sep 13, 2020

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  • SColson132
    Sep 20, 2019

    Prepared this recipe with ground beef, since I don't care for ground pork. Served the mixture over whole wheat pasta instead of as a sandwich. Delicioso!

  • tammycookblogsbooks
    Mar 27, 2017

    Everyone at the table liked the Thai-inspired flavor of these sandwiches. I pretty much followed the recipe except I used regular chicken broth and mustard. The recipe suggests serving with coleslaw. I didn't have any but I can see how it would go well with the PB&J Pork Sandwiches.