These simple and delicious Crock Pot Pulled Pork Sandwiches are made with a light homemade citrus BBQ sauce in your slow cooker for an easy dinner recipe!
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Crock pot pulled pork sandwiches never fail to please on so many levels. Pork roast slow cooked in a citrus marinade becomes a work of art. And anything cooked in a single pot that you can easily serve from, with easy cleanup is always a win. The time you save making this easy dinner recipe can be spent doing a million other things on the long list that always seems to grow.
I love making a large batch of meat like this Crock Pot Pulled pork and using it for multiple dinners throughout the week.
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork For Sandwiches
This Crock Pot Pulled Pork recipe is so simple. Like all the most simple recipes, the path to greatness really lies in starting with quality ingredients. Let the ingredients do all the work. In a slow cooker, you want the flavors to develop in their own sweet time.
There is nothing better than a slow cooker for that. Because what goes in the crock pot, comes out ten times better. I love how many delicious and Healthy Crock Pot Recipes there are to choose from!
Using A Crock Pot For Pulled Pork
The great thing about a crock pot for pulled pork is that you can set it and pretty much forget it. You will know when it is ready by the smell wafting through the entire neighborhood. It makes everyone wish they were invited over for dinner.
But, it is important to understand a few things about crock pots regardless of how simple this recipe is. Crock pots on low should heat to about 200 degrees Fahrenheit, while the high setting should hit about 300.
If I need to rush the recipe a little bit, I will start it out on high for 1-2 hours and then drop it down to low to let it do it’s thing.
Pulled Pork Meal Prep
While this citrus pulled pork in the slow cooker is a great on sandwiches for an easy weeknight dinner, there are so many ways you can use it with meal prep!
From sliders to BBQ Pork Peach Sheet Pan Pizza its so versatile. You can also skip the bread altogether. If you are looking for a healthy meal with pulled pork, these Pulled Pork Bowls with Avocado Slaw and this Pulled Pork Apple Salad are amazing ways to use the meat!
If you do make sandwiches out of the meat, be sure to serve them on a plate. The meat is really juicy with the homemade citrus BBQ sauce.
More Easy Crock Pot Recipes
If you love your slow cooker as much as we do, be sure to check out some more meats you can make in large quantities and utilize for a variety of recipes throughout the week!
- Crock Pot Thai Peanut Chicken – Make flatbreads, wraps, tacos, bowls and so much more with this sweet and spicy meat!
- Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef – This flavorful meat is great for burritos, chimichangas, chilaquiles and tamales.
- Crock Pot Turkey Breast – Use your turkey to make sandwiches, quick soups, and more.
- Crock Pot Salsa Chicken – This simple recipe is great for healthy tacos, salads and wraps.
- 2 Lb Pork Roast (your favorite cut of pork, trim any excess fat)
- 1 Cup Tomato Sauce
- ¼ Cup Brown Sugar
- 2 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce
- ¼ Cup Orange Juice
- 1 TBSP Minced Garlic
- ½ Cup Finely Chopped Onion
- ½ Cup Honey
- 2 TBSP Yellow Mustard
- In a blender combine all ingredients except roast. Pulse until sauce is fully combined and nothing is clumpy.
- Place the roast in your crockpot and pour the sauce over it.
- Set the crock pot on High for 5 hours.
- Shred your meat with two forks (or a hand mixer on medium) and stir through the sauce, let cook for another 30 minutes, with the lid off and stir frequently.
- Serve on your favorite sandwich bun.
You can add a little spice to this recipe if you wanted with a small amount of chili powder or chipotle seasoning, or a dash of hot sauce.
You can make this recipe ahead and heat it up or even eat it cold as left overs
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 441Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 309mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 26gProtein: 27g
Provided nutrition data is only an estimate. If you are tracking these nutrients for medical purposes, please consult an outside, trusted source.