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Slow Cooker Memphis Style Pulled Pork Sandwiches

These pulled pork sandwiches with homemade coleslaw are going to be a hit at your next BBQ. Memorial Day, Father’s Day and even The Fourth of July are great excuses for showing off the tender slow cooker bbq pulled pork, so start planning!

pulled pork sandwiches topped with coleslaw

Why I love this Memphis style bbq

After having a busy weekend where my baby niece was born and my best friend got married, cooking was the last thing on my mind. So instead of a barbecue, we opted for a simple, slow cooked meal. But, since we were just sitting around waiting for news, I figured it would be a good time to update one of my old recipes.

I made these slow cooker Memphis style pulled pork sandwiches a long, long time ago, when I apparently had no idea how to take pictures, and I didn’t care about writing healthy recipes. This time, I cut the coleslaw’s mayonnaise in half, added extra onions and peppers, plus, I skipped the root beer in the pulled pork. It was basically a total recipe makeover – making it much healthier and much, much tastier.

Change things up by using a Carolina BBQ sauce if you want. I’m not sure you can call it Memphis style then, but do what makes you happy.

pulled pork sandwiches topped with coleslaw

Here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe

How to make this pulled pork sandwich recipe

Place pork and water into slow cooker. Cook on high-heat for 6 – 7 hours.

Prepared the coleslaw. Stir together all of the coleslaw ingredients, making sure to combine well. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

Drain and shred the pork. Place the shredded pork back into the slow cooker and add barbecue sauce, Tabasco, Splenda and salt & pepper. Continue to heat on low until ready to serve.

Serve. Fill each bun with pulled pork and top with coleslaw.

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FAQ’s and tips for making slow cooker bbq pulled pork

Do you need coleslaw for pulled pork?

No, you don’t need it- but it’s always better with it! Coleslaw makes a great side dish or addition to any pulled pork recipe.

What goes with pulled pork?

Pulled pork can go with just about anything. Add a side of cornbread, baked beans, potato salad, or even a handful of potato chips if you want, the possibilities are endless, but it helps to think about what you like to eat at a BBQ.

What cut of pork should I use?

Any cut of fatty pork will work well, but the best cut to choose from has to be the shoulder. the fat is so nicely marbled that it really helps to cook the pork well and gives it a nice shreddable texture.

How to shred pork

There are two pretty easy ways to shred pork. The first one is placing the pork roast on a cutting board and cutting at it with two forks, pulling the away from one another to create shreds. The other way is putting the pork in a stand mixer and having the paddle shred it for you.

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Slow Cooker Memphis Style Pulled Pork Sandwiches


  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 hours
  • Total Time: 7 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x

Description

These pulled pork sandwiches with homemade coleslaw are going to be a hit at your next BBQ. Memorial Day, Father’s Day and even The Fourth of July are great excuses for showing off the tender slow cooker bbq pulled pork, so start planning!


Ingredients

Scale

For the pulled pork:

  • 1 lean boneless pork loin roast (about 3 pounds, with fat trimmed off)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 18-ounce bottle hickory-style barbecue sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Tabasco Chipotle Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Splenda Brown Sugar Twin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Fore the coleslaw:

  • 1 14-ounce bag prepared coleslaw mix (with carrots)
  • 1/2 cup roughly diced onion
  • 1/2 cup roughly diced green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon1 celery seed

For the sandwiches:

  • 12 whole-wheat hamburger buns

Instructions

  1. Place the pork and water in a large, covered slow cooker. Cook on high-heat for 6 – 7 hours.
  2. While pork is cooking, prepared the coleslaw. In a large bowl, stir together coleslaw ingredients until combined. Cover bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Once meat is tender, drain and shred the pork. Return pork to slow cooker and add barbecue sauce, Tabasco, Splenda and salt & pepper. Reduce heat to low until ready to serve.
  4. To serve, fill each bun with pulled pork and top with coleslaw.
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 451
  • Sugar: 10.1 g
  • Sodium: 649 mg
  • Fat: 26.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 36.5 g
  • Fiber: 6.4 g
  • Protein: 14.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 16.5 mg

Keywords: slow cooker pulled pork, pulled pork sandwiches, dairy free pulled pork, pulled pork and coleslaw

Last Updated on April 2, 2022 by Melissa Belanger

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