Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwich

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Pulled Pork Sandwich

I have to pass out a huge thank you for this pulled pork sandwich recipe to the wonderful Mary at Goodie Godmother. I have had pulled pork on my ‘to cook’ list for a very long time and I never got round to it, yes I have never cooked or eaten pulled pork before, you see your American classics, rarely make it across the Atlantic. So when I was perusing through Marys site and stumbled on her Georgia Style Slow Cooker Pulled Pork I had to give it a try. Naturally I have tinkered a little, let’s face it, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t, I have changed some of the spices in the dry rub to reflect my local ingredients and tastes, so this is a bit of Georgia meets Hungary. Was it good? I’m not good at that whole diva head toss clicking the fingers thing but ‘hell yeah’ it was amazing, the ciabatta type loaf from a local baker was perfect for it too as it allowed the juices from the pork filled up all of those wonderful holes that ciabatta is known for making the most incredible pulled pork sandwich!

It would be neglectful of me not to acknowledge that this post is written at a very difficult time for me. Yes I am a food blogger but this site is as much about my life and my adventure as it is about my recipes and this week the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. A vote that hangs a huge cloud over the life I have chosen and our potential future in Hungary… Don’t worry I aint going anywhere soon so you still have to put up with my rambling along side my tasty food, but I would be lying if I were not to admit to being a little bit scared and I feel very vulnerable.

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But enough of that crap, back to the food… The pulled pork sandwich recipe makes a load of delicious and magical pulled pork and we have frozen it up in batches and made a number of dishes from it and I am sure at least one of them will be heading your way real soon. A really delightful and fantastic pulled pork stack with layers of pork, carrot and potato all baked in the oven with a Parmesan crust… Naturally I need to get that bad boy right before I post it, I need to get the presentation right but it tastes incredible. Such hardship 😉

If this recipe has taught me anything it is to get a wriggle on when it comes to my ‘need to cook list’, unfortunately that list grows all the time… So much food and so little time!

Pulled Pork Sandwich


Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwich

An incredibly simple long and slow cooked pulled pork makes the perfect filling for the most incredible pulled pork sandwich!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Author Brian Jones


  • 2 kg Pork Shoulder.
  • 2 Tbsp Cider Apple Vinegar.
  • 3 Tsp Black Pepper. Coarsely ground.
  • 2 Tsp Spicy Paprika.
  • 1 Tbsp Carraway Seeds. Ground.
  • 2 Tbsp Sweet Paprika.
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Oregano.
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar.
  • 1 Tbsp Coarse Sea Salt.
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder.

For the Pulled Pork Sandwich

  • Ciabatta Style Loaf. But use your bread of choice.
  • Radish. Finely sliced.
  • Sauerkraut.
  • Salad Onions


  1. Take all of the ingredients with the exception of the vinegar and mix together and then rub thoroughly into the pork shoulder.
  2. Place the shoulder and any remaining rub into a large bag seal and set aside in the refrigerator over night.
  3. The following day, place the pork in an oiled slow cooker on low (pre-heated depending on your model), add the vinegar and cook it for 8 hours.
  4. I flipped the pork every couple of hours, but only because I wanted to drink in the wonderful odour 😉
  5. When your time is up remove the pork from the slow cooker and shred with a couple of forks.
  6. Depending on your pork you may want to remove some of the fat from the 'sauce' left in the bottom of the pot. Hungarian pork is butchered at a much older age so is typically fattier than the pork I was used to growing up with.
  7. Return the pork to the pot and stir.

For the Pulled Pork Sandwich

  1. Not sure what to say here you have seen my ingredients, but go to town... But pickles and the peppery nature of radish work so well against the soft and fragrant pulled pork.

Recipe Notes

This dish serves loads so I have not put a figure on it, I use the leftovers for all sorts of things and there will be more recipes heading your way soon. It also freezes wonderfully!

Adapted from Georgia Style Slow Cooker Pulled Pork by Goodie Godmother

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Pulled Pork Sandwich
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwich

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  1. swayam June 28, 2016 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    wow!! This look spectacular.. love pulled pork burgers & i agree, pickled radish is too good!

  2. Lisa @ June 28, 2016 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    Oh, Brian – were you a pulled pork virgin? This is one of those tastes that will permeate your senses and create a constant craving from here on out! On the Brexit vote – I feel as though the world is going mad — we’ve got our own crazy-haired blonde that’s stirring the pot and I just wish someone would shove an apple in his mouth and roast him over a pit. Do you have a good spice rub recipe?

    • Brian Jones June 29, 2016 at 10:02 am - Reply

      There does seem to be a thing going around at the moment with blondes and questionable barbers (or wig suppliers) 🙁

      I was indeed and it was a great recipe to pop my cherry with 😀 What sort of rub are you thinking about there are so many, coriander, cumin and chili work great together… Ground fennel, brown sugar and lemon zest is amazing, so many to choose from.

  3. Peter Block June 28, 2016 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    Brian, totally loving the look of this sandwich. I really like the addition of the radish for the crunch and the color.

  4. I’ve had pulled beef sandwiches before and quite liked them. Think I can use this rub on lamb shoulder?

    • Brian Jones June 29, 2016 at 10:04 am - Reply

      I don’t see why you could not use this on lamb, I might be tempted to swap out the caraway for cumin as cumin is a slightly stronger flavour which may hold up better with the richer lamb as opposed to pork 🙂

  5. Brian Jones June 29, 2016 at 10:06 am - Reply

    I don’t do waste, but my buthcer removed the skin, it is a prized cut over here in Hungary and often buy it to make my own scratchings 😀

  6. This looks fantastic Brian – I LOVE pulled pork! Such an easy meal, and so yummy! Love your ciabatta addition – totally great choice of bread for a sandwich like this!

    • Brian Jones July 8, 2016 at 5:14 am - Reply

      Cheers Paige, I can claim little credit for this but boy is it damn good!

  7. Hillary Reeves July 6, 2016 at 12:39 am - Reply

    Oh I loooove Goodie Godmother’s blog! So cool to see her featured here. The pork looks so freakin good.

  8. Meaghan | Cook. Craft. Love. July 8, 2016 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    We made pulled pork the other week and I really wish I had your recipe then. This looks so good!

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