Southern Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Slaw Recipe | Smithfield Marinated Pork

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Southern Style Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Last week I shared a recipe for Pork and Bean Soup with Kale with Smithfield Marinated Pork. My goal was to create something unique and different to show you a new and delicious way to eat pork. This week I wanted to hit up a classic dish and make it my own–Southern Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches

You’ll be licking your fingers when you eat this tender and juicy pork sandwich. It has a tangy vinegar-based sauce with a hint of spice. The sweet and creamy crisp slaw brings this dish to a whole new level and the crispy bun brings it all together.  

I can still remember the first time I tried any form of a BBQ sandwich. I was in college and one of my friends decided to make some and invite me over. I am so glad she did because it is now one of my favorite meals to eat. Since I’ve been in the South, I’ve learned to love it topped with coleslaw and hot sauce. Yum! 

Since I am a busy parent and I know a lot of you are too, I wanted to make this meal very easy. Making this a slow cooker meal was an easy decision because you can prepare everything when you get a few extra minutes during nap time or school and have it done by dinner time.

Smithfield Marinated Pork Filet

Ingredients

Pulled Pork

  • 1 package (about 2 lbs) Smithfield Garlic and Herb Marinated Pork Filet
  • 1/2 cup zesty Italian dressing
  • 1/2 cup white soda
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Coleslaw

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 package (about 10 ounces) shredded cabbage

Sandwich

  • 8 rolls (I used kaiser rolls)
  • Red pepper sauce

*Be sure to watch the video below for more!

Directions

1. In a slow cooker, combine the meat, dressing, soda, 2 Tablespoons vinegar, red pepper, and onion powder. Give it a little flip then place the lid on and cook on high about 4 hours (8 hours on low) or until the meat is tender and shreds apart easily.

2. While that’s cooking up, make the slaw. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, brown sugar, and 2 Tablespoons of vinegar until smooth. Fold in the cabbage until everything is evenly coated. Refrigerate this for at least 1 hour (I left it in until the meat was finished cooking.)

3. Once the meat is finished cooking, shred it apart using a fork, tongs, or both.

4. Serve up the sandwiches! I used toasted rolls then layered on the pulled pork, coleslaw, and some hot pepper sauce to give it a little kick.

Bonus Tip: I made these sandwiches to not have much spiciness to them until you add the sauce. I did this as my little one was eating some of it. If you’re like me and you want a little extra kick, add more crushed red pepper flakes or even some cayenne pepper! ‘

Southern Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches Recipe | Smithfield Marinated Pork
 
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You'll be licking your fingers when you eat this tender and juicy pork sandwich. It has a tangy vinegar-based sauce with a hint of spice. The creamy, fresh slaw brings this dish to a whole new level and the crispy bun brings it all together.
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 package (about 2 lbs) Smithfield Garlic and Herb Marinated Pork Filet
  • ½ cup zesty Italian dressing
  • ½ cup white soda
  • 4 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 package (about 10 ounces) shredded cabbage
  • 8 rolls (I used kaiser rolls)
  • Red pepper sauce
Instructions
  1. In a slow cooker, combine the meat, dressing, soda, 2 Tablespoons vinegar, red pepper, and onion powder. Give it a little flip then place the lid on and cook on high about 4 hours (8 hours on low) or until the meat is tender and shreds apart easily.
  2. While that's cooking up, make the slaw. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, brown sugar, and 2 Tablespoons of vinegar until smooth. Fold in the cabbage until everything is evenly coated. Refrigerate this for at least 1 hour (I left it in until the meat was finished cooking.)
  3. Once the meat is finished cooking, shred it apart using a fork, tongs, or both.
  4. Serve up the sandwiches! I used toasted rolls then layered on the pulled pork, coleslaw, and some hot pepper sauce to give it a little kick.
Notes
I made these sandwiches to not have much spiciness to them until you add the sauce. I did this as my little one was eating some of it. If you're like me and you want a little extra kick, add more crushed red pepper flakes or even some cayenne pepper!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 sandwich

 

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45 Comments

  1. What an adorable video and the pork looks yummy! <3

  2. My son loves pulled pork. You make it seem easy to make.

    • It is SO easy to make. Your son could help out! Cooking with your kids is a great bonding opportunity and it helps them learn skills they can use later on!

  3. I like the idea of putting the slaw on the pulled pork sandwich. I am going to make this next week!

    • Come back and let me know how you like it! I had never heard of putting slaw on pulled pork until we moved down South. I’m so happy I gave in and tried it because I LOVE it!

  4. We love pork in our household – these pulled pork sandwiches look amazing!

  5. Brandi Best-Fletcher

    Those look yummy. We do puled pork sandwiches at least once a month. It’s one of those dishes that you can cook double what you need and have meat for another meal.

  6. Aw, your son is so cute 🙂 I love how juicy this sandwich looks.

  7. That looks like an awesome sandwich. I may try to figure out a way to send this with my husband for tailgating this weekend.

    • Fun! Let me know how he likes it! He doesn’t have to have the bun toasted or you can pre-toast them, send some of the warm meat in a thermos, and a container of the coleslaw then either add some pepper sauce to the meat or send a bottle along and then they can easily put the sandwiches together!

  8. Yum! Pulled Pork is a favorite in my house!

  9. Ok, I’m hungry again! Love this kind of meal and sandwich. Looks great and your son is a cuties 🙂

  10. Oh wow! Putting cole slaw on top of a pulled pork sandwich sounds amazing!

  11. I’m definitely going to try this recipe! I love the coleslaw in the sandwich!

  12. Wow wow wow! This looks ridiculously good!

  13. Im not a slaw fan, but I sure bet my husband and kids would love something like this. I will have to try this for them.. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  14. This looks absolutely amazing! I love slow cooked meat!

  15. I used to live in South Carolina for a while, so I am familiar with the pulled pork with slaw on top. DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I’m now on the other side of the country, so I like to sometimes cook meals with nostalgia.

    • This would be perfect to bring back those recipes! So fun you were in South Carolina! We love it there; that’s actually where my husband and I met!

  16. Michelle Crooks-Rattan

    Those sandwiches look so good!!! Great job on your video. Thanks for sharing.

  17. wow this sounds fabulous!!

  18. Wow that looks amazing! I want that!

  19. Tami Vollenweider

    I buy these all the time,we just usually grill it. Got to try this,love pulled pork!

  20. I love making pork in the slow cooker. This looks like a recipe everyone in the family will enjoy!

  21. What is white soda? Is that the same as 7Up? Looks delicious, thanks! 🙂

    • 7Up should work, or something like Sprite (Sprite is what I usually use). They’re all pretty similar, so whatever is your favorite. It’s so yummy! 🙂

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