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Pork BBQ Sandwiches Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 174050 268379
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2017

"Loved this!"

oliveyle69 User ID: 7523881 28715
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1930367 28714
Reviewed 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 User ID: 432474 42144
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2010

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

jeanie22 User ID: 1877048 42141
Reviewed 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!!"

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