Recipe by Reynolds® Slow Cooker Liners
"Your favorite summer sandwich just got a whole lot easier--Reynolds® Slow Cooker Liners make for a juicy pulled pork and virtually no cleanup!"
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onions, sliced into thin wedges
light beer or water
1 (2 pound)
boneless pork loin roast, trimmed of fat
ground cumin, divided
ground black pepper
12 whole wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted
whole wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted
Lime Carrot Slaw:
1 (8 ounce) package
pre-shredded cabbage and carrots
jalapeno, thinly sliced
This was a pretty good Sunday night supper! I used 1/2 c. water as the cooking liquid, and cooked for 5 hours on high. After adding the barbecue sauce and the other ingredients, I felt the liquid needed to be reduced, so I let it go without a lid until most of the sauce would stick to the pork. I felt the sauce was a bit sweet, so next time I will omit the honey in the sauce, as my brand of sauce is already sweet. I also wanted to pump up the flavor a bit, and I added 1 tsp. adobo seasoning and 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika to the sauce before I reduced it. I wasn't too sure about the slaw, but I have to say it grew on me. The combined flavors of the slaw and the meat complimented each other, with the tiny bit of heat and tang of the slaw offsetting a little of the sweetness of the barbecue sauce. I have to say that the BEST part of this recipe is using the Reynolds Slow Cooker Liner! I have a 6 qt. pot, and it's very heavy and hard to manage during cleaning. With these liners, it's a minor wipe up, and clean the lid. I do not want to run out of these little cook's helpers.
I absolutely loved pulled pork. So I was very excited to try this recipe. I have to admit, it wasn't what I expected. I prepared it exactly as written with the exception of not using wheat buns (we do not eat those) and have to rate it at three stars for a few reasons. First, the flavor. I of course expected it to be somewhat sweet with the honey added in. It was TOO sweet. Also, the amount of barbeque sauce it calls for wasn't nearly enough. My meat definitely wasn't saturated in sauce like the photo provided. I added more directly to my sandwich. Second, the slaw. I love slaw, as does my kids. But this one was just not good. The honey, jalapeno and lime killed the flavor of the cabbage entirely (I like being able to taste the veggies too!) We ended up eating our sandwiches without it after all of us tried the slaw on a test sandwich. Another thing I noticed - the ingredients say 1 teaspoon cumin, divided. However, in the directions, it calls for 2 teaspoons cumin total. I ended up splitting the teaspoon as I rarely ever cook with cumin and didn't want to overdo it (I couldn't taste it so maybe its supposed to be 2 teaspoons.) Lastly, a note for people who don't normally cook pulled pork in a slow cooker. There will be a good bit of liquid in the bottom when you pull out the meat. The recipe doesn't state what to do with the liquid. I removed it as it would have been too soupy otherwise. We all finished our sandwiches, it wasn't horrible, I just wouldn't fix it again.
I used some already prepared pull pork BBQ
We love pulled pork. My family was surprised they liked the slaw on top of the pulled pork. Be sure to have extra BBQ sauce on hand, in our case it is Sweet Baby Rays. This was an easy clean up with the Reynold's slow cooker bag.
OMG Yumm. My family LOVED this recipe! We followed the pork instructions exactly as written, and the meat was super tender, juicy, and perfectly flavored. I loved the bite of the cumin. I adjusted the seasonings for the coleslaw to suit our tastes - I started with a 16-oz bag of slaw and used the sauce ingredients as written, then tweaked from there. I added more honey, salt, and pepper but didn't increase the lime and I omitted jalapeno (spice wimp here). It was the PERFECT accompaniment. My husband and I oohed and ahhhed over this one. Juicy, crunchy, fresh, and so tasty! I can't wait to make these again. Soon.
Sooo good! The lime and jalenpeno gave it a great flavor and nice kick! This would be the perfect dish for a summer BBQ! Thank you!
We loved the pulled pork and the easy clean up - the slow cooker liners are an awesome helper! I doubled the amount of barbecue sauce after reading other reviews and it turned out perfect. :) We didn't care for the slaw at all. The lime was extremely overpowering and not for us at all. We would've preferred a more traditional style of coleslaw.
My family thought this was fabulous! I've tried several pulled pork recipes and this is by far my favorite. The meat just fell apart...so tender! I served the slaw on the side due to some picky eaters but it was also delicious. This is definitely a keeper!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 165
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