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Grilled Shredded Pork Sandwiches Recipe
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Grilled Shredded Pork Sandwiches Recipe

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Pork shoulder roast is rubbed with seasonings and grilled, creating a crispy exterior that's lip-smacking good! The meat is moist by itself but can also be topped with your favorite barbecue sauce.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Grill: 3-1/2 hours + standing
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Grill: 3-1/2 hours + standing
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1-1/2 teaspoons each white pepper, paprika and black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon each onion powder, garlic powder and cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 boneless pork shoulder roast (4 to 5 pounds)
  • 16 hard rolls, split
  • Barbecue sauce, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich (calculated without barbecue sauce) equals 354 calories, 14 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 454 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 medium-fat meat, 2 starch


  1. Combine seasonings; rub over roast. Prepare grill for indirect heat, using a drip pan with 1 in. of water. Grill roast, covered, over medium-low heat for 3-1/2 to 4 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. When cool enough to handle, shred meat with two forks. Spoon 1/2 cup onto each bun; serve with barbecue sauce if desired. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Shredded Pork Barbecue in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2011, p216

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