Pulled Pork with Ginger Sauce Recipe
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Pulled Pork with Ginger Sauce Recipe

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It's almost sacrilegious for a South Carolinian from the capitol city to make any sauce for pulled pork except mustard-based. But we love this Asian-inspired Ginger Sauce. Wonderful in a sandwich it's also great over rice. —Mary Marlowe Leverette, Columbia, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 pounds), trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • Thinly sliced green onions
  • Hamburger buns, split

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without buns): 479 calories, 25g fat (10g saturated fat), 141mg cholesterol, 1115mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 39g protein.


  1. Place onions in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper; place over onions. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until pork is tender.
  2. Remove pork and onions; cool slightly. Discard cooking juices or save for another use. Shred pork with two forks. Return pork and onions to slow cooker.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk ketchup, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, honey, butter, coriander and ginger until blended. Stir into pork mixture. Cook, covered, on low 1 hour longer. Sprinkle with green onions; serve on buns. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Pulled Pork with Ginger Sauce in Taste of Home February/March 2014

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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08arctic User ID: 4257144 245230
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2016

"Best pork recipe ever! It's the combination of the ginger and coriander! We tried it on both rice and buns. Amazing!"

BakerDeborah User ID: 1211561 188114
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2014

"I made this last night and it was very good. I added extra ginger and garlic powder, but didn't have the coriander on hand. I will try this again."

Ruthann4 User ID: 5578303 198713
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2014

"very easy and good."

[email protected] User ID: 77962 127440
Reviewed May. 20, 2014

"Nicely flavored and easy to make. Go heavy on the ginger!"

M.Romano User ID: 7425615 123430
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2014

"Absolutely wonderful! And so easy to make. My whole family enjoyed it, even my very picky youngest one."

apugh67 User ID: 6510611 139394
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014

"Best Pulled pork I have had."

CatMurphy User ID: 7117971 200392
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2014

"I loved the ease of cooking the pork in the slow cooker, but I did not care for the flavor of the ginger sauce."

Danielle_09 User ID: 3114908 198110
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2014

"Absolutely delicious! ! This was my first time making pulled pork and it was such a success! I didn't have honey on hand so I used sugar instead. Ill be making this again!"

jessbcuz831 User ID: 6720038 198108
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2014

"My family LOVED this!!! Hubby did it on buns like suggested but my daughter and I had it over rice and it was delicious! We also used a pork loin rather than shoulder or butt."

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