BBQ Pork Sandwich

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BBQ Pork Sandwich BBQ Pork Sandwich

Hot, juicy and a little spicy.  Great for your next BBQ!

Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time: 2 hours 30 min
Cook Time: 4 hours
Difficulty: Easy

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Dry rub:

2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons black pepper
2 tablespoons dark brown suga
2 tablespoons paprika
1/2-tablespoon cayenne

4 pound shoulder pork roast
2-cup apple juice
1-cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire
1/2-tablespoon liquid smoke
1/2-tablespoon garlic powder
6 soft hamburger buns with seeds
Paula Deen BBQ Sauce





Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Mix the dry rub ingredients in small bowl. Sprinkle dry rub all over the pork roast, pressing into the pork.

Cover with plastic and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Combine liquid ingredients and the garlic powder in a medium bowl and pour into a large Dutch oven. Place pork in the oven and tightly cover with aluminum foil then lid. Roast for 4 hours or until fork tender and shreds easily.

Brush the roast with cooking liquid every hour.

Remove from oven and let stand until cool enough to handle. Shred the pork with a fork or tongs into bite size pieces.

Serve on hamburger buns topped with BBQ sauce and cole slaw.

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Reader Comments:


Tried this for the first time and it is fantastic! Make sandwiches, a pork platter, whatever. With or without the bbq sauce. First time I've had real pulled pork in years (left NC a long time ago). Highly recommend! Thanks Paula!

By JH on February 17, 2014


Made this according to the recipe and it came out so great that I decided to make it again for a party. This time I used my cast iron dutch oven and my big All-Clad stockpot for two 8 pound pork shoulders. Little did I know that the foil being in direct contact with the pork and the lid would cause a problem. The foil started to break down, almost a cross between looking melted and burned. Called my local grocer's meat department, and they said that the vinegar will definitely cause the foil to break down. The meat went in the trash, out of concern that this was a carcinogen and not safe for my guests to eat. I could see flecks of foil on the meat surface, and even read that it could cause a metal taste. If I make it again, I'll skip the foil and just use the lid.

By Anonymous on April 26, 2013


this has become a family favorite and we some times add BBQ sause but most of the time we just eat it with a little extra juice from the dutch oven. On the plate with cole slaw on the side. It is a very easy never fail recipe and we love it.

By Jolynn Powers on January 20, 2013


I watched this show at my nail salon and everything that you made sounded absolutely wonderful! I was happy to find that your web page showed recipes from previously aired shows. I plan to make every one of these recipes. Thank you! Kaye Lynn Farmer

By Kaye Farmer on April 07, 2012


My husband and I did this recipe just like the directions said and our family and our friends all loved it! Mary kay and W. C.

By mary Kay Cole on August 01, 2011


I love this recipe now my friends and family wants me to make it all the time very easy to make taste great and makes alot of food for a big family or if u are having a cook out........

By Nicole roy on July 17, 2011


Love your show. Love when you and your boys cook together. I think family's could cook together.

By Donna Fisher on May 10, 2011


you know in the episodes you had three pots on show for decoretions. where did you buy them from and what is the name of them? reply thanks.

By bhumik lodhari on March 15, 2011


I have been cooking BBQ for many years. Nothing compares to this recipe though. So much flavor. My family loves it!!! Thanks Paula.

By Sally on January 08, 2011

54321 and without a stick of'll better than Johnny Harris and being from Savannah you know that's part easy and fool proof

By Anonymous on August 28, 2010


I have prepared this recipe many times for special occasions and it is always very good. The pork is not dried out and is very moist.

By Anonymous on July 31, 2010


oh my gosh fiance and I saw her do this recipe on her show and could not get it out of our heads we came online to try it.....we thought it looked yummy on screen just wait until you taste it ...easy and fantastic ....this is a keeper ....will keep as a regular meal in this house...count on it was a hit ! ....

By Anonymous on July 25, 2010


By Anonymous on July 08, 2010


As good or better than any restarant! I put a pitcher of BBQ sauce (adding dark brown sugar and cayanne pepper) irristiable!

By Anonymous on May 27, 2010


By Anonymous on January 28, 2010


This is the best BBQ ever!

By birdie on January 08, 2010


This recipe is fantastic! I used a roasting oven instead of the regular oven... got to use it for something other than the turkey once a year... LOL. I made 2 pork roasts at one time in hopes of freezing some for later. My family loved it so much I had a hard time just getting enough pork for dinner. Thank you Paula Deen!!!

By Anonymous on December 14, 2009


Great Recipe....everyone I have served this LOVED it. Thanks

By Anonymous on December 08, 2009


I have never cooked a roast that came out this tender and flavorful. I have made this several times and it is a HUGE hit with family, friends and my picky kids. My all time favorite!

By Anonymous on November 22, 2009


5***! So fabulous! Even my picky eater, my 19 year old son, absolutely loved it - he ate it while it was cooking - it was THAT GOOD! Definitely, a keeper! Thank you, Paula!

By dacollinge on July 13, 2009

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