Barbecue Pork Sandwiches Recipe

This easy slow-cooker recipe is our favorite hands-off way to make barbecue at home. 

Barbecue Pork Sandwiches
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
9 hrs
Total Time:
9 hrs 20 mins
Makes 12 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup barbecue mixture and 1 bun)


  • 2 tablespoons barbecue seasoning, divided

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided

  • 1 (5-lb.) bone-in pork loin center rib roast

  • 1 (15-oz.) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes

  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar

  • 1/4 cup no-salt-added tomato paste

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 teaspoons dried crushed red pepper

  • 12 multigrain buns

  • Dill pickles (optional)


  1. Combine 1 Tbsp. barbecue seasoning and 1 tsp. salt; rub evenly over pork roast.

  2. Stir together tomatoes, next 7 ingredients, remaining 1 Tbsp. barbecue seasoning, and remaining 1/2 tsp. salt in a 5-quart slow cooker. Add roast; cover and cook on LOW 9 hours or until meat shreds easily.

  3. Remove roast; remove and discard bone. Shred meat using the tines of 2 forks. Return to slow cooker, and stir together with sauce; spoon over multigrain buns. Serve with pickles, if desired.

Chef's Notes

For testing purposes only, we used Chef Paul Prudhomme's Magic Barbecue Seasoning.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

461 Calories
14g Fat
40g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 461
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 712mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 40g
Calcium 105mg 8%
Iron 3mg 15%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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