Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Smoky Orange Barbecue Sauce
 
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Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Smoky Orange Barbecue Sauce is sweet, savory, smoky, and finger lickin' good! This is a slow cooker meal that will leave leftovers that nobody will complain about!
Serves: About 12 servings
Ingredients
  • (1) 3.5 - 4 lb. pork shoulder roast
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • Rolls, for serving
Smoky Orange Barbecue Sauce:
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons orange or clementine juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange or clementine zest
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder
  • ¼ teaspoon liquid smoke
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. Rinse the pork roast and pat dry with paper towels. Place the sliced onions on the bottom of your slow cooker. Combine the brown sugar, paprika, 1 tablespoon kosher salt, and ground black pepper in a small bowl. Rub the spice mixture over the entire roast. Place the roast in the slow cooker on top of the onion layer.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the vinegar, 1 tablespoon Worchestershire sauce, brown sugar, mustard powder, garlic powder, ½ teaspoon salt, and cayenne pepper with a whisk. Pour ⅓ of the vinegar mixture over the pork roast. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook the roast on low heat for 10-12 hours. Cover the remaining vinegar mixture and refrigerate. About ½ hour before the roast is done, pour another ⅓ of the vinegar mixture over the roast, and re-cover.
  3. When the roast is done, remove the meat and onions from the slow cooker and place in a large bowl. Shred the meat, and pour the remaining vinegar mixture over the meat, mixing it in gently.
Prepare the Smoky Orange Barbecue Sauce:
  1. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, orange juice, zest, honey, Worcestershire, soy sauce, molasses, mustard powder, liquid smoke, onion powder, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper with a whisk. Warm the sauce a bit in a small saucepan or in the microwave. Mix in the meat, or serve alongside.
Notes
Adapted by Pulled Pork Sandwiches from What Megan's Making
Recipe by Flavor the Moments at https://flavorthemoments.com/pulled-pork-sandwiches-with-smoky-orange-barbecue-sauce/