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plate of pulled pork sandwiches

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches Recipe with Crunchy Slaw

  • Author: Brooke
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 sandwiches 1x


Slow cooker pulled pork sandwiches is an easy recipe that is perfect for a crowd.  Toasted potato buns are piled high with juicy pulled pork and topped with coleslaw, pickles, and onions.  Use a dark, sweet, and tangy BBQ sauce, and you'll have your party guests begging for more.  Learn how to make it the Southern way, and you won't have any leftovers--only compliments.




  1. Get the oven ready.  Move the rack to the top position in the oven.  Turn the broiler to high.
  2. Toast the buns. Spread the top and bottom halves of the buns on an 11x17-inch cookie sheet.  (If you can't fit them all, toast the bottoms and tops separately.)  Place the buns under the broiler to toast.  Watch them carefully, as they brown quickly.  When the buns are toasted to your liking, remove from the oven.
  3. Butter. If you'd like, butter the top and bottom of each potato bun.
  4. Assemble.  Put 1/2 cup of meat on the bottom half of each potato bun.  Place 3 tablespoons of coleslaw on top of the pulled pork, making sure that the slaw is well drained.  Top with red onion slices and 3 dill pickle coins.
  5. Add BBQ sauce.  Spoon 2 tablespoons of BBQ sauce on the top half of the toasted buns and place on top of the sandwich.
  6. Serve.  Insert plastic or wooden picks to help hold the sandwiches together and to make it look more appealing.  Enjoy soon after assembling, or the sandwiches will get soggy.


  • For your slow cooker pulled pork, use a pork shoulder roast (Boston butt).
  • For a superior taste, use homemade coleslaw rather than from the deli.
  • Your favorite BBQ sauce that's store bought or your own recipe should be used.
  • In a slow cooker set on warm, serve the shredded meat for a large gathering.  Put out fixings for guests to help themselves.
  • If you want to make this ahead, keep everything separate, then warm up the meat in a crock pot and assemble just before eating.
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Broiled
  • Cuisine: American

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