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Pork BBQ Sandwiches

Pork BBQ is a favorite in this region, and our chef developed this tasty version. The meat is very tender, and caramelized onions add a touch of sweetness.—Julie Fella, Skaneateles, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Cook: 4-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 1 bone-in pork shoulder roast (about 4 pounds)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups finely chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup steak sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ketchup
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 16 hoagie buns, split


  • In a Dutch oven, bring the pork roast, water and salt to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-1/2 to 4 hours or until the meat is very tender.
  • Remove meat and let stand until cool enough to handle. Discard bone; shred the meat with two forks. Skim fat from pan juices. Stir in the celery, steak sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, lemon juice, chili sauce, ketchup and shredded pork. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  • In a large skillet, cook onions and sugar in oil and butter over low heat for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown and tender, stirring occasionally. Serve pork and onions on buns.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 422 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 660mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 2g fiber), 26g protein.

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  • s_pants
    Jun 25, 2017

    Loved this!

  • oliveyle69
    Dec 6, 2013

    I just made this for a dinner party, Everyone loved it. This was a wonderful recipe and the sandwiches turned out so good. I am definitely using this recipe again.

  • banslug001
    Dec 16, 2010

    5 stars, without a DOUBT! This was so easy to make and the results were INCREDIBLE! Yummy on crusty kaiser rolls with some of the au jus poured on top. With the leftovers, one night, I made some garlic bread with mozzarella and the kids made sandwiches "with a twist"...the garlic and cheese were a nice change up for leftovers. You've GOTTA try this!

  • Moosiemom
    Jun 13, 2010

    I recently made this recipe for family and everyone absolutely loved it. Could almost double the onions!

  • jeanie22
    Dec 22, 2009

    Best pulled pork I have ever had. Don't skip the caramelized onions as a topper. The onions make it! This recipe will not disappoint anyone with a taste bud in their mouth!!