Pulled Pork Sandwiches Cooked in Oven
Pulled pork is a very popular meal these days. I now do mine in my smoker if the weather permits but once in awhile for one reason or another the smoker is not practical. This recipe more than does the trick. It’s just as tender and flavorful but without the smoke flavor. Try this easy pulled pork sandwich recipe.
If you don’t own a smoker but you want pulled pork this is the way I would go.
4 lb Pork Butt or Pork Shoulder Roast boneless
2 lg Spanish onions; (sweet)
1 lg Bottle BBQ Sauce – 32 ounces or my easy barbecue sauce recipe
1 can Ginger Ale (or Coke) NOT DIET
20 Hamburger style buns
Serves 20 people
Cut onions in half lengthwise slice in 1/4″ slices halve the onion slices and separate into rings.Sprinkle pork with chef salt.
Massage into the pork meat. Place half the onions in crock pot put in shoulder roast and top with remainder of onions. If you don’t have a crock that big use roasting pan in oven at 200 degrees.
Pour 1 can of soda (cola) over all cover and cook on LOW for 10 to 12 hours or overnight until pork can be easily shredded (pulled) with two forks.
Remove pork from pot, shred in a bowl removing all possible fat. Remove onions with slotted spoon and add to bowl. Discard juice in pot. Return onions and pulled pork to pot add BBQ sauce to all and mix. Continue to cook on LOW for 5 to 6 hours adding more BBQ sauce as needed.
Serve as pulled pork sandwiches on buns.
Leftovers may be cooled made into sandwiches wrapped in heavy plastic wrap and frozen individually for later use. They keep well and can be heated in a microwave. You also can freeze without bun but we recommend freezing individual pulled pork sandwiches so you don’t have to thaw more than you need.
What to serve with pulled pork on a bun?
I like mine with dill pickles but many people like coleslaw. I also like potato salad or bbq beans as a side – usually both!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 18 hours
Yield: 20 servings
- 4 lb Pork Butt or Pork Shoulder Roast boneless
- 1 lg Bottle Honey BBQ Sauce
- 1 can Ginger Ale (or Coke) NOT DIET
- 20 Hamburger style buns
- 2 lg Spanish onions; (sweet)
Cook in oven or crock pot 12 hours. Shred pork and cook an additional 6 hours