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Barbecue Pork Sandwiches

Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 9 hrs
Yield Makes 12 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup barbecue mixture and 1 bun)

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons barbecue seasoning, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1 (5-lb.) bone-in pork loin center rib roast
  • 1 (15-oz.) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup no-salt-added tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried crushed red pepper
  • 12 multigrain buns
  • Dill pickles (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 461
  • caloriesfromfat 28 %
  • fat 14 g
  • satfat 5.9 g
  • monofat 5.3 g
  • polyfat 2.1 g
  • protein 39.9 g
  • carbohydrate 40.4 g
  • fiber 3.2 g
  • cholesterol 81 mg
  • iron 2.7 mg
  • sodium 712 mg
  • calcium 105 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine 1 Tbsp. barbecue seasoning and 1 tsp. salt; rub evenly over pork roast.

  2. Stir together tomatoes, next 7 ingredients, remaining 1 Tbsp. barbecue seasoning, and remaining 1/2 tsp. salt in a 5-quart slow cooker. Add roast; cover and cook on LOW 9 hours or until meat shreds easily.

  3. Remove roast; remove and discard bone. Shred meat using the tines of 2 forks. Return to slow cooker, and stir together with sauce; spoon over multigrain buns. Serve with pickles, if desired.

  4. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Chef Paul Prudhomme's Magic Barbecue Seasoning.