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Potluck Barbecued Pork Sandwiches

These moist and mouthwatering sandwiches will be gobbled up at your next potluck. The tender pork pieces, simmered in a unique and tangy sauce, make people come back for seconds—sometimes, even thirds.—Evelyn Brower Holland, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2-3/4 hours
  • Makes
    30 servings


  • 1 boneless pork shoulder roast (6 pounds)
  • Dash pepper
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 4 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 4 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 4 teaspoons paprika
  • 30 sandwich rolls, split


  • Rub roast with pepper; place in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until a thermometer reads 160°.
  • Transfer roast to a Dutch oven. In a small bowl, combine the broth, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, celery, onion, mustard and paprika; pour over roast. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours or until meat is very tender.
  • Remove meat; shred with two forks. Return to the pan; heat through. Use a slotted spoon to fill sandwich rolls.
Nutrition Facts
1/3 cup: 326 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 582mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 18g protein.

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  • Hannaniah
    Jan 30, 2012

    My family really enjoyed this recipe. After searching for a long time I finally found a pulled pork recipe I will stick with. I actually like how there is no ketchup or bbq sauce in this. It def gears toward my family's taste. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  • rainiebob
    Jan 25, 2012

    I am sorry, but, we made this last night and no one in the family even came close to asking for seconds. This was by far not one of the better bbq pork sandwiches we ever made. I am sorry, but I like my bbq with rich thick sauce.

  • Loufrommaine
    Oct 20, 2011

    I've made this several times. We raise our own pork and so I'm always looking for new recipes. I find this is a really good way to use a poor cut of meat. It is tasty enough that my husband eats it for lunch for several days after.