Asian Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 7 hours


18 servings

Updated: Mar. 11, 2022
My Asian pulled pork is a happy flavor mashup of Vietnamese pho noodle soup and a banh mi sandwich. It's one seriously delicious slow-cooker dish. —Stacie Anderson, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Asian Pulled Pork Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 pounds boneless pork shoulder roast
  • 18 French dinner rolls (about 1-3/4 ounces each), split and warmed
  • Optional toppings: Shredded cabbage, julienned carrot, sliced jalapeno pepper, fresh cilantro or basil, and Sriracha chili sauce


  1. In a small bowl, whisk the first 7 ingredients until blended. Place roast in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Pour sauce mixture over top. Cook, covered, on low until pork is tender, 7-9 hours.
  2. Remove roast; cool slightly. Skim fat from cooking juices. Coarsely shred pork with 2 forks. Return pork to slow cooker; heat through. Using tongs, serve pork on rolls, adding toppings as desired.

Can you freeze Asian Pulled Pork Sandwiches?

Freeze cooled meat mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally; add broth if necessary. Serve as directed.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 350 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 703mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein.