Skip to Content

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

If you like this recipe, please share!

Pulled pork sandwiches are easy and delicious. Made in the crockpot, serve them on a busy weeknight or for a game day gathering.

Pulled pork sandwich with bbq sauce dripping.


OK, I must be honest. I am not really a fan of my crockpot, or slow cooker, as some call it. I had a REALLY old one that I got early in my marriage that would get so hot as it cooked, that I was afraid to leave it all day.

So, for Christmas, I asked for a new one. I’m happy to have it but really use it no more than I used the old one. Pulled pork sandwiches are probably the recipe I make the most. I recently made a pulled chicken sandwich but my family likes this better.

What I do love about this new crockpot is that it had a lid that secures so you can travel with it. It’s perfect for dips, chili, and other dishes to take to a pot luck or game day party.

The first time I made pulled pork in my crockpot I had no idea what I was doing. I wasn’t even sure what cut of pork to use. I talked to the butcher at my supermarket.

He suggested a pork butt, also known as a Boston butt. Well, my boys were hysterical when I told them. The first couple of times I made it I didn’t sear it in my pan. I use a cast-iron skillet. The first time I did sear it my son asked what was different. I asked why and he said it tasted better. Now I sear it every time I make it. I usually buy what’s on sale, either bone-in or boneless. I do prefer the boneless cut but am always looking to save money. Both work equally well.

Pulled pork cooks all day in the crock pot and is ready with little prep.


Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Yield: 6 - 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes

It's nice to come home and have dinner almost done!


  • 3 - 4 pound Boston Butt, (bone-in or boneless)
  • 1 onion, sliced into rings
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 bottle barbecue sauce (I used an 18 ounce bottle of Kraft Original)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Rolls for serving


  1. Season roast on all sides.
  2. In a skillet brown the Boston butt on all sides. I do this for about 6-8 minutes on each side and top and bottom.
  3. Add onions to bottom of crock pot. Place roast in crock pot. Add beef broth and barbecue sauce. Turn on high for 8 hours, do not lift lid.
  4. After 8 hours, pull roast from liquid to cutting board. Shred meat with 2 forks and place into a large saucepan. Add more barbecue sauce to moisten meat and heat through.
  5. Serve on nice rolls with onions from liquid and additional barbecue sauce.


Easily make sliders with the pulled pork.

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Did you make this recipe?

I'd love to hear about it! Please leave a comment below!

Jennifer A Stewart

Thursday 12th of October 2017

I haven't used my crockpot for pulled pork yet but I can tell you that it is definitely on my to-do list now!

Megan Marlowe

Tuesday 10th of October 2017

Is there really anything better than pulled pork? I love it especially when I need to feed a crowd! Works well for game day around here. I look forward to making your version!


Tuesday 10th of October 2017

I will have to say that I'm a little jealous of that locking lid. None of mine have ever had one, although, I guess if I'm being honest, I still love Miss O'Hara (my crockpot) even without one!!! These sandwiches sound like just the snack for game day!


Monday 9th of October 2017

Pulled pork is a favorite here, too, and searing the meat does make it so much better! I love crockpot cooking, but it is easy to forget to use it.


Monday 9th of October 2017

I love crock pot pulled pork. I think the key to getting good flavor from it is the searing and extra prep up front. This looks delicious.

Skip to Recipe