Easy Crock Pot Pulled Pork Sandwich Recipe
Here we are and it is Memorial Day weekend already and I bet you are looking for an easy pulled pork sandwich recipe to make. Pulled pork sandwiches is a favorite family recipe in my family.
If you love the taste of pulled pork but hate the time it takes to make on the grill this Easy Crock Pot Recipe for Pulled Pork Sandwiches is for you.
With this easy crock pot recipe all you need to do is toss all the ingredients in the crock pot and four hours later you have a crock pot full of delicious pulled pork and you didn’t even have to break a sweat once.
Not everyone has the time or inclination to pull out the barbeque grill and grill up a pork roast to make pulled pork sandwiches.
I love smoking a big pork roast and making pulled pork sandwiches but sometimes I like to have a pulled pork sandwich during the week.
Cooking a pork roast on the grill takes hours. Plus you have to go in and out of the house to keep an eye on the grill and the roast during cooking time. Sometimes I just don’t feel like messing with the grill for hours.
The best part is that this pulled pork recipe only has 5 ingredients.
- Boneless Pork Riblets
- Barbecue sauce
- Brown Sugar
- Dry Mustard
- Garlic Powder
Assemble your ingredients and turn the crock pot to the high setting.
Pour half of the bottle of barbeque sauce into the bottom of the crock pot. Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce happens to be my favorite bbq sauce but you can use whatever brand you want.
Put all the pork riblets into the crock pot on top of the barbeque sauce. By the way you can use boneless chicken breasts instead of pork to make barbecue chicken sandwiches instead.
Pour the remaining bbq sauce over the riblets. Add about a tablespoon of water to the empty bottle and shake it up to catch the last bit of bbq sauce and pour that into the crock pot also. Add the garlic powder and dry mustard. If you are out of dry mustard feel free to add a squirt of yellow mustard to the crock pot. I do it all the time.
I added brown sugar to this recipe after it was done because I totally forgot to add it during the cooking time. If you don’t like a sweet bbq flavor to your pulled pork you can omit the brown sugar completely. Taste the sauce after it has been cooking for about an hour. The brown sugar mellows out the tangy flavor and really give the bbq sauce a rich flavor that I love.
Mix everything together so the sauce covers the pork riblets. Put the lid on and cook for 4 hours. Stir once every hour.
After four hours of cooking in the crock pot the pork riblets will be fork tender and ready to pull. You can use a ladle or large spoon to dip out the grease that has settled on top of the barbecue sauce.
To pull the pork use a fork to mash the riblets against the side of the crock pot. The pork will fall apart because it is so tender. Leave some large chunks. Serve on a bun with homemade coleslaw and a pasta salad.
- 4 pounds boneless pork riblets
- 1 bottle Sweet Baby Ray BBQ Sauce
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ¾ cup brown sugar (optional)
- Pour half the bottle BBQ sauce into the bottom of the crock pot.
- Add all the riblets.
- Pour the remaining bbq sauce over the riblets.
- Add seasonings and brown sugar if using..
- Mix to cover the pork.
- Cook on high for 4 hours.
- When done cooking use a fork to pull the pork apart.
- Serve on buns with a side of coleslaw and macaroni salad.
Be sure to check out my Easy Crock Pot Pulled Chicken Sandwich recipe.