If you love pulled pork, you’re going to love my Asian pulled pork sandwiches! Made with tender, melt-in-your mouth, slow-roasted pork, seasoned with a homemade teriyaki sauce! The pulled pork is served on toasted brioche buns with a refreshing and crunchy red cabbage slaw! This sandwich recipe is perfect for dinner and bound to become a family favorite! You can prepare this recipe in the oven or using a slow cooker.
The Pulled Pork
This incredible sandwich is made with slow-roasted pork shoulder, cooked in a homemade teriyaki broth. This recipe will work well in a slow-cooker or in the oven. I recommend portioning the pork shoulder or roast into smaller chunks for more even cooking. Into a large oven-safe pot or Dutch oven, add the broth ingredients: soy sauce, water, sugar, ginger, garlic, sesame seed oil and vinegar. Bring this mixture to a simmer, then add the pork shoulder. Roast the pork at 350F/177C for 3 1/2 to 4 hours, until the meat is really tender and falling apart. If using a slow cooker, simply place all the ingredients into the cooker and cook on high heat for 6 hours, until the meat is tender.
The Teriyaki Sauce
My Asian pulled pork sandwiches are seasoned with the best sauce! For this sauce, I use the broth that the pork is cooked in, which gives it even more amazing flavor! Once the pork is done cooking, remove it and set it aside. Strain the remaining broth into a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook the sauce for a few minutes, until nicely thickened. If you want the sauce to be even thicker, add a cornstarch slurry: 1 tablespoon of cornstarch mixed with 2 to 3 tablespoons water. Pull the pork into bite sized pieces, then pour this sauce over the meat and toss to coat.
Red Cabbage Slaw
The richness of these pulled pork sandwiches is perfectly balanced with my crunchy red cabbage slaw! It’s a refreshing additional to the recipe. It’s super easy to make, too! Just combine shredded cabbage with grated carrots, a bit of freshly chopped cilantro, sour cream, lime juice and salt to taste. If you love spicy foods, try adding some sriracha sauce into the slaw, too!
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