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Pulled Pork with Ginger Sauce

It's almost sacrilegious for a South Carolinian from the capitol city to make any sauce for pulled pork except mustard-based. But we love this Asian-inspired Ginger Sauce. Wonderful in a sandwich it's also great over rice. —Mary Marlowe Leverette, Columbia, South Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 7 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 pounds), trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • Thinly sliced green onions
  • Hamburger buns, split


  • Place onions in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper; place over onions. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until pork is tender.
  • Remove pork and onions; cool slightly. Discard cooking juices or save for another use. Shred pork with two forks. Return pork and onions to slow cooker.
  • In a small bowl, whisk ketchup, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, honey, butter, coriander and ginger until blended. Stir into pork mixture. Cook, covered, on low 1 hour longer. Sprinkle with green onions; serve on buns.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup (calculated without buns): 479 calories, 25g fat (10g saturated fat), 141mg cholesterol, 1115mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 39g protein.

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  • debnmike2
    Jan 2, 2021

    Fantastic! I substitute cumin for coriander. Love it over yellow rice and black beans!

  • 08arctic
    Mar 10, 2016

    Best Pork recipe ever! It's the combination of the ginger and coriander! We tried it on both rice and buns. Amazing!

  • BakerDeborah
    Sep 24, 2014

    I made this last night and it was very good. I added extra ginger and garlic powder, but didn't have the coriander on hand. I will try this again.

  • Ruthann4
    Jun 8, 2014

    very easy and good.

  • matteliz
    May 20, 2014

    Nicely flavored and easy to make. Go heavy on the ginger!

  • M.Romano
    Apr 1, 2014

    Absolutely wonderful! And so easy to make. My whole family enjoyed it, even my very picky youngest one.

  • apugh67
    Mar 23, 2014

    Best Pulled Pork I have had.

  • CatMurphy
    Feb 20, 2014

    I loved the ease of cooking the pork in the slow cooker, but I did not care for the flavor of the ginger sauce.

  • Danielle_09
    Jan 28, 2014

    Absolutely delicious! ! This was my first time making pulled pork and it was such a success! I didn't have honey on hand so I used sugar instead. Ill be making this again!

  • jessbcuz831
    Jan 27, 2014

    My family LOVED this!!! Hubby did it on buns like suggested but my daughter and I had it over rice and it was delicious! We also used a pork loin rather than shoulder or butt.