Shredded Pork Sandwich

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99 times out of a 100, if I’m going to make pulled or shredded pork I’m going to make it on my smoker. But, there are times here in Indiana when keeping the smoker going outside in 0 degree weather doesn’t appeal to me! That’s when I dig out this great recipe for making shredded pork sandwich in a Dutch oven. There’s the perfect combination of sweet, heat, and moist tender meat! There’s even a hint of smoke!

Shredded Pork Sandwich

A Great Alternative To Smoked Pork

If you have a smaller pork shoulder you can easily cut this recipe for a shredded pork sandwich in half. You’ll still get the same great results. These are great sandwiches. Not as great as the low-and-slow smoked goodness, but they are a mighty great substitute.

For something totally different, top your sandwich with my fire and ice salad. It’s crunchy and has some kick!

If I’m reaching for a bottled BBQ sauce, I often go for Sweet Baby Ray’s.

Shredded Pork Sandwich
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Shredded Pork Sandwich

The perfect combination of sweet, heat, and moist tender meat! There’s even a hint of smoke!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword pork, sandwich
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 6 hours
Servings 8
Calories 381kcal



  • Combine the salt, black pepper, brown sugar, paprika and cayenne. Sprinkle over the pork shoulder and rub into the meat.
  • Wrap meat in plastic wrap or put into a resealable baggie or container and refrigerate for 2-4 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 325 F.
  • Add apple juice, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke and garlic powder to a large Dutch oven and stir.
  • Add the meat to the Dutch oven. Place foil over the top to create a tight seal and cover with the lid.
  • Roast in the oven for 4 hours or until the meat shreds easily, basting with the liquid in the pan every hour.
  • Remove from oven and let stand for 30 minutes.
  • Shred pork with forks, discarding any large fatty pieces.
  • Serve over buns topped with slaw and, optionally, BBQ sauce.


Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 2114mg | Potassium: 686mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 224IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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