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Bbq Pulled Pork Sandwich

This is a simple sandwich that my kids love in the summer, to celebrate the flavors of barbeque without actually grilling. Cooking time takes a few hours, but if planned ahead, an easy meal that requires minimal effort. If started 3 hours ahead of time, you may even start with frozen pork, as I often do. I also like this recipe, because it doesn't require any meat cutting. A large cut of pork, the way I get it from the store, works very well for this dish. You may also use a crockpot if preferred.


  • 2 to 3 lbs pork (a cut of meat with some fat in it is best, such as country style ribs or any pork chop with some fat in it)
  • 1 bottle barbeque sauce (15-18 oz)
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 star anise (optional)
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce of your preference (optional, adjust according to taste)
  • 5 white or brown mushrooms, sliced thinly
  • 6 to 8 hamburger buns


  1. In a large pot, brown chopped onion and garlic in about a tablespoon of cooking oil.
  2. Add sliced mushrooms and let wilt slightly.
  3. Add large pieces of pork. Add about a cup of water to prevent burning.
  4. Add 3/4 barbecue sauce, star anise and hot sauce. Allow to come to a boil.
  5. Reduce to low heat, and let simmer for 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.
  6. Once meat is fully cooked and soft, shred meat with a fork.
  7. Leave lid off to evaporate excess liquid. Once liquid is evaporated, add remainder of bbq sauce to the pot.
  8. Serve over warmed hamburger buns. Goes very well with coleslaw.
  9. Feel free to use a crockpot if preferred. Cooking times may vary with a crockpot, adjust according to crockpot instructions.


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