Oven Roasted Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Recipe by JenniferK2
READY IN: 6hrs 25mins




  • Mix the paprika, garlic power, brown sugar, dry mustard, and 3 T salt together in a small bowl. Rub the spice blend all over the pork and marinate, covered, in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or up to overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 300°. Put the pork in a roasting pan and bake for about 6 hoursuntil the inside temperature reaches 170° and the roast is falling apart.
  • Meanwhile, for barbecue sauce, combine the vinegar, mustard, ketchup, brown sugar, garlic, salt, cayenne, and pepper in a saucepan over medium heat. Simmer gently, stirring, for 10 minutes until the sugar dissolves.
  • Allow the meat to rest for about 10 minutes after removing from oven. While still warm, take 2 forks and "pull" the meat to form shreds.
  • Place the shredded pork in a bowl and pour 1/2 of the sauce on the shredded pork and mix well to coat.
  • Serve on hamburger buns with remaining sauce on the side.
  • Note: The above is Tyler Florence's actual recipe, but when I make it I make a few changes. It does not specify, but cover the roasting pan before putting in the oven. Also, pour a little water in the bottom of the roasting pan and check periodically to make sure it does not dry up completely. I found the drippings in the bottom of the pan burned if I didn't do this.
  • Note: For the sauce, I use 1C each of cider vinegar, mustard and ketchup as well as 1/2 C brown sugar and 1/2 t cayenne. I use all of the sauce to mix in the meat. I don't think half is enough. If you want more sauce on the side, I would suggest making more.