Zesty Pulled Pork Sandwiches


These moist and flavorful shredded pork sandwiches are perfect for lunch, dinner, and any potluck. This zesty recipe is wonderful with baked beans and fries. Serve on fresh hamburger buns or onion rolls.

close up view of a Zesty Pulled Pork Sandwich with grated white cheese, garnished with fresh herbs and carrots
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 40 mins


  • 1 ½ cups barbecue sauce, or as needed

  • ½ cup chopped white onion

  • ¼ cup ketchup

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 pound boneless pork loin, quartered

  • 4 onion rolls, halved


  1. Stir barbecue sauce, onion, ketchup, brown sugar, salt, black pepper, and chili powder in a slow cooker; add pork loin and coat with sauce. Cover and cook on High until pork is very tender, about 4 1/2 hours. Shred pork with 2 forks. Keep warm on Low until ready to serve.

  2. Serve on onion rolls.


Add 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder or hot sauce for an extra kick.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

505 Calories
9g Fat
79g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 505
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 2089mg 91%
Total Carbohydrate 79g 29%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 45g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 106mg 8%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 572mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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