Crockpot BBQ Pork Sandwich (Slow Cooker BBQ Pork)

These CRISPY BBQ PORK SANDWICHES are the ultimate fun finger food for any party! Use the meat for sliders, stuff them into quesadillas, or eat it over rice. The possibilities are endless!

Crockpot BBQ Pork Sandwiches are a must make recipe for any busy family. These SLOW COOKER BBQ PORK SANDWICHES are the ultimate fun finger food for any party! Use the meat for sliders, stuff them into quesadillas, or eat it over rice. The possibilities are endless!

Crockpot BBQ Pork Sandwiches on serving board

Crockpot BBQ Pork Sandwiches

Crockpot BBQ Pork Sandwiches are perfect for game day!

I might be inching closer to too little too late with all this game day food…but I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. I’m determined to show you guys allll my favorite Super Bowl eats and treats! When it’s time to sit back and watch Justin Timberlake…I mean football…you’ll be ready with all the great drinks, apps, and party food for the ultimate day of tailgating. It’s what appetizer lovers such as myself look forward to all year long. Commercials and food. Repeat.

I love how easy it is to cook up these slow cooker BBQ pork sandwiches for any party or event.

Crockpot BBQ Pork Sandwiches are the perfect game day food!

Serving dish filled with BBQ pulled pork, bowl of coleslaw

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Best Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Sandwich Recipe

Everyone under the sun needs a really good crockpot bbq pork sandwich recipe. Most people have tried it before in one way or another.

I love this easy breezy slow cooker BBQ pork recipe because it’s fool proof and sure to please. I also LOVE the slaw we piled on top. It makes these little pulled pork sandwiches feel more authentic, unique, and fun. I cannot get enough.

We like to eat something like these BBQ pork sandwiches as the main course on game day. You can set them and forget it, remember them, and then enjoy them. It’s that easy!

BBQ Pulled Pork in serving dish

Crockpot BBQ Pork Sandwiches on serving board

What to serve with BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

We like to keep our Crockpot BBQ Pork Sandwiches simple. Just the bbq sauce, the pulled pork, the classic coleslaw, and the bun. Sure, you can pile on things like onions, pickles, or whatever you heart desires…but I think simple is best. Let the flavors shine!!

I also feel like we like to make sliders more than big sandwiches because it leaves room on the menu for lots of game day appetizers. In addition to the crockpot BBQ pork sandwiches, you need your dips, nachos, and wings when tailgating too!

How long do you cook pulled pork?

BBQ pork sandwiches are such a great thing to make for parties, but pulled pork does take a while to cook. That’s what’s so genius about this Crockpot BBQ Pork Sandwich recipe!

By cooking the pulled pork in a slow cooker, you can prepare your meat, throw it in, and let it cook without thinking about it. These slow cooker BBQ pork sandwiches will take about 6 hours to cook in the crockpot, giving you plenty of time to prepare other game day snacks and appetizers for the party.

Close up of BBQ pork sandwich with "BBQ" sign

I’m so excited for Justin’s return to halftime, aren’t you? I think Henry is going to love some Justin Timberlake music. We are about to find out!

You and your guests will absolutely love these Crockpot BBQ Pork Sandwiches for game day. I can’t wait for you to try them!

Here are some more Game Day appetizers to try:

See the recipe card below for full details on how to make Crockpot BBQ Pork Sandwiches. Enjoy!

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These SLOW COOKER BBQ PORK SANDWICHES are the ultimate fun finger food for any party! Use the meat for sliders, stuff them into quesadillas, or eat it over rice. The possibilities are endless!
Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Sandwiches
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 10 mins
 

Crockpot BBQ Pork Sandwiches are a must make recipe for any busy family. These SLOW COOKER BBQ PORK SANDWICHES are the ultimate fun finger food for any party! Use the meat for sliders, stuff them into quesadillas, or eat it over rice. The possibilities are endless!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 443 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie
Ingredients
For Pulled Pork
  • 6 pound pork shoulder skin on and bone in
  • 16 oz. jar BBQ sauce divided *See Note. (Blue’s Hog BBQ Sauce is my personal favorite)
  • 1 yellow onion peeled & quartered
For Classic Coleslaw:
  • ½ head of cabbage
  • 2 medium carrots peeled & trimmed
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon dried chives or 2 teaspoons fresh, minced
Instructions
Directions for Pulled Pork:
  1. Spray inside of slow-cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Pour an inch of barbeque sauce into the bottom of the slow-cooker crock.
  3. Score the fat on top of the roast in a crisscross pattern, being sure to cut through the fat layer.
  4. Place the roast in the slow-cooker and pour 8 ounces of BBQ sauce over the roast.
  5. Place the onion wedges around the roast.
  6. Cover the slow-cooker with the lid. Set the temperature to HIGH and cook the roast (unopened) for 6 hours or until the meat can easily be pierced with a fork.
  7. Transfer the roast to a cutting board, remove the fat layer, and use two forks to pull it apart. (Thus, the name, ‘Pulled Pork”)
  8. Serve on buns and extra BBQ sauce or, if desired, place the pulled pork into a large bowl and mix it together with extra BBQ sauce to taste.
  9. Serve pulled pork with coleslaw on sandwich buns.
Directions for Classic Coleslaw:
  1. Remove the core and outer layers from the cabbage. Cut the cabbage into pieces sized to fit into a food processor. Grate the cabbage in the food processor or with a grater. If no food processor is available, slice the cabbage very thin, and chop it until the pieces are very small.
  2. Grate the carrots the same size as the cabbage.
  3. Combine the grated cabbage and carrots and season with salt. Place the vegetables in a colander/strainer and set it over a large plate to drain for an hour.
  4. After an hour, squeeze the cabbage by twisting it in a clean dishtowel to remove as much moisture as possible.
  5. Combine the sugar and apple cider vinegar. Whisk together until sugar has dissolved. Add mayonnaise, celery seed, black pepper and chives. Whisk again, taste and adjust seasonings, if needed. *See note.
  6. Squeeze the cabbage again and add it to the dressing. Mix until well combined.
  7. Serve.
  8. Serve coleslaw with pulled pork on sandwich buns.
  9. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

*Note: Half the sauce will be used cooking the roast and the reserve used to mix with the shredded cooked pork or to serve alongside.

*Note: If serving the coleslaw the next day, place the cabbage/carrot mixture, over a paper towel, in a lidded container. Place the mayonnaise mixture in a different lidded container, and refrigerate both overnight in the fridge. The next day, mix the pork and mayo mixture together before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving
Calories 443 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 115mg 38%
Sodium 913mg 38%
Potassium 822mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 22g
Protein 33g 66%
Vitamin A 50.8%
Vitamin C 27.9%
Calcium 7%
Iron 15.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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