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Slow-Cooked Barbecued Pork Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 7 hours


10 servings

These saucy sandwiches are great for a hungry crowd and easy to prepare. Once the meat is cooked, just keep it warm in the slow cooker until it’s time to serve. —Kim Wallace, Dennison, Ohio
Slow-Cooked Barbecued Pork Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup steak sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 pounds)
  • 10 hard rolls, split
  • Coleslaw, optional


  1. In a large skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in the tomato puree, brown sugar, steak sauce, lemon juice and salt. Cook over medium heat until sugar is dissolved and heated through.
  2. Place roast in a 5-qt. slow cooker; pour sauce over the top. Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours or until meat is tender. Remove roast; cool slightly. Skim fat from cooking juices. Shred meat with two forks and return to the slow cooker; heat through. Serve on rolls. Top with coleslaw if desired.

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