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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches
with red cabbage and carrot slaw

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These pulled pork sandwiches are an easy slow cooker meal that's great for busy nights. We last featured this meal in 2017, but it's a longtime member favorite.
Smarts: Pulled pork freezes well, so don't hesitate to double up on this and freeze extra for tacos, salads, or more sandwiches in the future.



Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches:
  • Pork loin, boneless (enough for 2 nights) - 2 lbs
  • Stock, any type - 1/2 cup
  • Ketchup - 1/2 cup
  • Vinegar, apple cider - 2 Tbsp
  • Garlic powder - 3 tsp
  • Chili powder - 2 tsp
  • Salt - 2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1 tsp
  • Hamburger buns - 4
  • BBQ sauce (opt) - 1/4 cup (use your favorite store-bought)
Red Cabbage and Carrot Slaw:
  • Vinegar, apple cider - 2 Tbsp
  • Brown sugar - 3 Tbsp
  • Red pepper flakes (opt) - 1/4 tsp
  • Water - 1/4 cup
  • Cabbage, red - 12 oz , sliced
  • Carrots - 10 oz , grated (look for pre-grated to save time)
  • Green onions - 2 stalks , green parts only, chopped


  1. Slow cook pork - Place pork in the bowl of a slow cooker. Pour stock over top and season with some salt and pepper. Cook pork on low for 7 to 8 hours (or high for 4 to 5 hours). (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Make dressing for slaw - In a saucepan, combine vinegar (portion for the slaw), brown sugar, red pepper flakes, and water. Bring to a boil and continue boiling until reduced by half. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  3. Cabbage (slice with a knife or food processor) / Carrots / Green onions - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)

  4. Dress slaw - Toss cabbage, carrots, and green onions with dressing. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

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  1. When pork is finished cooking, transfer to a cutting board and use a fork and knife to shred meat. Return pork to the slow cooker and let it soak in the cooking liquid. Whisk together ketchup, vinegar (portion for the pork), garlic powder, chili powder, salt, and black pepper. Pour over shredded pork. Keep slow-cooker on warm for another 20 to 30 minutes to let the new flavors soak into the meat.

  2. Toast buns.

  3. Give slaw a stir and season with some salt.

  4. Reserve 2 cups / 473 mL of pulled pork for Wednesday's meal (amount for 4 servings; adjust accordingly if customizing). Enjoy the rest of the pork in sandwiches with slaw and BBQ sauce (you’ll have more slaw than is needed for sandwiches, so have some on the side, too).



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