Spicy Pulled-Pork Sandwiches

Muir Glen Spicy Pulled-Pork Sandwiches


1 can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen® organic fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained

3 tablespoons packed brown sugar

3 tablespoons cider vinegar

2 cloves garlic, halved

1 1/2 teaspoons coarse (kosher or sea) salt

1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves

1 1/2 teaspoons sweet (Hungarian) or smoked paprika

1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)

1 boneless pork shoulder blade roast (3 lb), trimmed of fat

2 cups sliced onions

12 burger buns, split, toasted

Prep time: 30 minutes  |  Total time: 10 hours 30 minutes

Preparation & Directions

  1. Spray 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In blender, place tomatoes, brown sugar, vinegar, garlic, salt, oregano, paprika and red pepper. Cover; blend until smooth. Place pork in cooker; top with onion. Pour tomato mixture over pork and onion.

  2. Cover; cook on High setting 4 to 5 hours or Low setting 8 to 10 hours until pork is very tender.

  3. Remove pork from cooker; cool slightly. Pour sauce mixture into medium bowl. Remove onions from sauce; set aside. Skim fat from sauce; keep sauce warm. Shred pork with 2 forks; return to cooker. Add onions and 1 cup sauce. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 15 to 30 minutes longer or until hot.

To serve, spoon about 1/2 cup pork mixture into each bun. Serve with remaining sauce for dipping.