Island style pulled pork sandwiches

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 567.8
  • Total Fat: 36.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 133.4 mg
  • Sodium: 473.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 37.4 g

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Number of Servings: 16


    About 5lbs. bone-in pork shoulder (also called butt), tied
    2 medium onions, quartered
    2 large carrots, cut into chunks
    4 celery stalks, cut into chunks
    4 large garlic cloves, peeled
    1 tbsp each ground cumin and dried oregano
    2 cups orange juice
    1/2 cup lime juice
    1-1 1/2 qts reduced-sodium chicken broth
    1 tbsp apple-cider vinegar
    1 tsp each kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    15 small soft sandwich rolls


1. Rinse pork and put in a large pot. Add onions, carrots, celery, garlic, cumin, oregano, orange juice, lime juice, and enough chicken broth just to cover the meat. Bring to a boil over high heat, then cover pan, reduce heat, and simmer until pork is very tender when pierced, 3 to 3 1/2 hours.
2. Preheat oven to 425°. Transfer pork to a large baking pan and pull off string. Bake until beginning to brown, about 10 minutes. With two large forks, break meat in to large chunks. Continue to bake until richly browned, 10 to 12 minutes longer. Remove from oven and cover loosely with foil.
3. Meanwhile, pour braising liquid and vegetables into a strainer set over a large deep frying pan, pressing on vegetables with the back of a spoon to extract as much juice as possible; discard vegetables. Skim off and discard any fat from juices. Boil over high heat until reduced to about 4 cups, 30 to 40 minutes. Stir in vinegar and 1 tsp each salt and pepper.
4. With forks, tear pork into large shreds, discarding any large chunks of fat and the bone. Add meat to reduced braising liquid and stir gently over medium heat until very hot, about 5 minutes. Add more salt and pepper to taste. Spoon pulled pork into a large bowl and serve with sandwich rolls alongside, or fill sandwich rolls and arrange them on a platter

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JVEDOCK.

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    this sound like a lot of work but i am just going to cook it in a my crock pot all day.. they sound great and want to try them thanks - 3/14/09

    Reply from JVEDOCK (3/15/09)
    It really wasn't a lot of work, the vegetables were a little time, but otherwise it cooked on it's own. very tasty and very delicious!