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Southwest Pulled Pork

I made these sandwiches on a whim one Sunday when friends called to say they wanted to drop by in the afternoon. I was able to feed them and my neighbors a casual supper. If you have time, you can coat the roast with the rub and store it, covered, in the fridge several hours before cooking for even more flavor. —Deb LeBlanc, Phillipsburg, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 8 hours
  • Makes
    14 servings


  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (4 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 large sweet onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 14 kaiser rolls, split


  • Cut roast in half. In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, brown sugar, cumin, salt, pepper and cayenne; rub over meat. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Top with onion and chilies. Pour broth around meat.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until tender. Remove roast; cool slightly. Skim fat from cooking juices. Shred pork with two forks and return to slow cooker; heat through. Serve on rolls, 1/2 cup on each.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 398 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 729mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein.

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  • e
    Jun 5, 2017

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  • Ruffshse
    Oct 26, 2016

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  • mmskulski
    Nov 1, 2015

    This was excellent, we used it for a topping for a baked potato bar. Used left overs for tacos. It is very versatile, I will make it many times and it is so easy to make!

  • Worshipguy
    Jun 1, 2015

    Overall, this had a good flavor, but we didn't like it at all on a bun. It tasted great though as a pulled pork taco! The ingredients seemed to go better in a taco rather than on a bun.

  • kferrantino
    Feb 1, 2015

    I added sweet baby rays honey barbeque sauce to this the last 30 minutes it was cooking. Probably one of the best pulled pork sandwiches i've had.

  • luigimon
    Nov 30, 2014

    I will make this again. The flavor was excellent!

  • Peggie0203
    Oct 27, 2014

    I served this with cheese toast and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. I really like the rub and I'm sure I will make this recipe often.

  • hwi2001
    Oct 14, 2014

    Good but too peppery; would reduce cayenne & black pepper both by at least 1/2. I also thought it could use some garlic and more salt.

  • cote.tomlins
    Sep 3, 2014

    Nice change from BBQ sauce. Might ad white kidney beans and rotel canned tomatoes next time and turn it into chili. Add more hot peppers if you like your chili hot.

  • lmmanda
    Apr 8, 2014

    These were awesome. Even my super picky son loved them, and he doesn't like much.