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Coffee-Braised Pulled Pork Sandwiches Recipe

Coffee-Braised Pulled Pork Sandwiches Recipe

Adding coffee to meat adds such a deep flavor. And this recipe is so easy—I put it in before work, and by the time we all get home, it's ready for us to dig in. —Jacquelynn Sanders, Burnsville, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 8 hours YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 to 3-1/2 pounds)
  • 1/3 cup ground coffee beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1-1/2 cups strong brewed coffee
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns, crushed
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 10 hoagie or kaiser buns, split
  • 10 slices pepper jack cheese


  • 1. Cut roast into thirds. Combine the ground coffee, salt and pepper; rub over roast. In a large skillet, brown meat in oil on all sides; drain.
  • 2. Transfer meat to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the celery, carrot, onion, chicken stock, brewed coffee, parsley, coriander seeds, cumin, peppercorns, cinnamon stick and bay leaf; pour over roast.
  • 3. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender. When cool enough to handle, shred meat. Skim fat from cooking juices. Strain cooking juices, discarding the vegetables, cinnamon stick and bay leaf.
  • 4. Spoon about 1/2 cup pork onto each bun; top with cheese. Serve with cooking juices. Yield: 10 servings.

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Susanblack User ID: 7530555 127431
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2014

"Super good and easy! A crowd pleaser. I bought bone in shoulder and it was juicier than the boneless."

SimpleFoods User ID: 7160373 200371
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2014

"I may have to get back my 5-quart cooker from the thrift shop just so I can try this! It sounds great, but I will use ordinary ground coffee, I believe. That said, anything is improved by using coffee!!"

kathidahl User ID: 1718596 198686
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2014

"Rated so I could post....could I just use coffee...I do not keep beans...or would that be to finely ground? Sounds interesting..."

julieharter User ID: 4310616 123418
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2014


boshchiki User ID: 5352641 198675
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2014

"Too many ingredients for a very simple result. =(

Happy Mom&Wife"

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