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Spiced Pulled Pork Sandwiches

This pulled pork is tender and has a fabulous spice rub on it. It's my sweetie's favorite meal, and I love that it is so easy. You may add more or less salt to taste. —Katie Citrowske, Bozeman, Montana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 6 hours
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 to 4 pounds), halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, halved and sliced
  • 8 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke, optional
  • 10 hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • Barbecue sauce
  • Sliced jalapeno pepper, optional

Directions

  • Mix seasonings; rub over pork. In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Brown pork on all sides. Transfer to a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker.
  • In same pan, cook and stir onions over medium heat until lightly browned, 4-5 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Add water; bring to a boil, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. If desired, stir in liquid smoke. Add to pork.
  • Cook, covered, on low until meat is tender, 6-8 hours. Remove roast; discard onion mixture. Shred pork with 2 forks; return to slow cooker and heat through. Serve on buns with barbecue sauce and, if desired, jalapeno slices.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 386 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 669mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein.

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  • amsm
    Jul 27, 2020

    This pork came out very tender and juicy. My family did not care for the cinnamon in this recipe. I cut the amount in half but it was still too much. Next time I make these I'll try it without the cinnamon. Otherwise, these sandwiches were great.