Porchetta - Italian Marketplace Pulled Pork Sandwich (Crock Pot)

"Tender succulent boneless pork roast is rubbed with olive oil and seasonings and slowly roasted to perfection in the crock pot until it is falling apart, then stuffed into warmed and buttered Italian ciabatta rolls. A wonderfully simplified version of the classic Porchetta Italian Market Place Sandwich by Nigella Lawson."
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Ready In:
12hrs 15mins
10 Porchetta Sandwiches




  • Rub the roast all over with the olive oil, then rub with the seasonings. Place roast in bottom of crock pot, and top with the bay leaves and chopped onion.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 hour, then reduce heat to LOW and cook 10-12 hours more until meat is falling apart, yet tender, and done.
  • Remove to a large cutting board and let cool slightly, then use two forks to pull apart the meat into chunks, discarding the bay leaves.
  • Stuff into warmed and buttered Italian ciabatta rolls, and dig in!

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  1. Excellent flavor! Very easy to put together and it smelled incredible when I walked in the door for work! Adding this to my regular rotation.
  2. Made this today with a mix of loin and rib chops. Trimmed fat and bone and then layered them with a healthy dose of the seasoning mix in between each layer, there were 5. Tied them into a bundle, browned on all sides and then roasted covered in a 300 · oven for about 2 hours. Lowered heat to 250· For another 3 hours. Turned every hour or so. Then broke apart into chunks and served with the defatted juices on soft but crusty rolls with provolone cheese. I just returned from a month in the Chianti region of Tuscany 2 days ago and was already missing porchetta. I must admit this filled the bill perfectly ! Next time I will decrease the clove just a tiny bit as it was more pronounced than what I had in Italy. This is definitely a keeper !!!
  3. Great combination of flavors...fennel, rosemary, cloves, garlic all worked so well together. A great alternative to the standard bbq pulled pork for a summer dinner sandwich. Loved by adults and all ages of kids.
  4. I made this for friends and they loved it. Make sure to have extra rolls!


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