Shaker Pork Sandwiches Recipe

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"The first time Dad tasted this pork, he said it was better than Mom's cooking! So Mom requested the recipe," shares Jenni Oyler of Poughkeepsie, New York. "It was their idea to serve the pork as sandwiches."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (4 to 5 pounds)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 12 to 16 hamburger buns, split

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 277 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 517mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein.


  1. Combine the sage, salt, pepper and garlic; rub over roast. Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Cover and bake at 350° for 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 hours or until tender. Remove meat and shred with two forks.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch; add water, vinegar and soy sauce until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add shredded pork; stir until meat is coated and heated through. Serve on buns. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Shaker Pork Sandwiches in Country Woman January/February 2003, p41

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horsethistle User ID: 3531072 205353
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2012

"I have used this recipe for years. My family loves it. I usually cook the pork in the slow cooker."

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 54315
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2011

"These were excellent! The sweet and tangy sauce was a nice change of pace! Will definitely be part of our rotation from now on!"

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