I love BBQ and I love BBQ Sandwiches. Recently I saw Teresa’s recipe on her blog – A Blog About Food for Pulled Pork and I knew I wanted to try it. I happened to have a boneless pork roast in my freezer…..all I needed was the apple juice and apple cider and I was good to go!

At first Grumpy wasn’t too happy. Of course, he hadn’t really tasted it yet. Does anyone else here seem to catch the drift of Grumpy’s grumpiness lately? hmm. If he were a woman I could say he is pms’ing but he’s not so what is it anyway!?
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Grumpy is used to BBQ’s having a thick sauce. This BBQ had a wet sauce. But man, let me tell you, the flavor and the moistness of this meat – you can’t beat it. Grumpy ate his sandwich and when he got up he promptly walked over to me, bent over, gave me a smooch right on the lips and told me for it not being what he expected, it was pretty good. 😉 THANKS Teresa!

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

from A Blog About Food adapted from a recipe by Paula Deen

Dry rub: 
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons black pepper
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons paprika
1/2 tablespoon cayenne
4 pound shoulder pork roast
2 cup apple juice1 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire
1/2 tablespoon liquid smoke
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
6 Kaiser rolls

BBQ sauce

Cole slaw 

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Mix the dry rub ingredients in small bowl. Sprinkle dry rub all over the pork roast, pressing into the pork. Cover with plastic and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Combine liquid ingredients and the garlic powder in a medium bowl and pour into a large Dutch oven. Place pork in the oven and tightly cover with aluminum foil then lid. Roast for 4 hours or until fork tender and shreds easily. Brush the roast with cooking liquid every hour. 

Remove from oven and let stand until cool enough to handle. Shred the pork with forks or tongs until in bite sized pieces. Serve on Kaiser rolls, top with favorite BBQ sauce and coleslaw

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Jessie August 28, 2009 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    Grumpy probably is pmsing lol men!

    I'm so glad that he ended up liking it in the end. How can you not like that pull pork, just by looking at it you can tell it's so juicy and moist.

  2. Danielle August 28, 2009 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    Nothing beats a great pulled pork sandwich!! This looks incredible!

  3. pigpigscorner August 28, 2009 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    I love how overloaded it is! Love pulled pork!

  4. Mireya August 28, 2009 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    LOL – Could it be man-o-pause? This recipe looks delicious, thanks for sharing!!

  5. Linda August 28, 2009 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    MMMMM…..I make mine with the thicker tomato based Dinosaur B-B-Q sauce. I will have to try this for a change!

  6. Sippity Sup August 28, 2009 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    Oh yeah, Oh yeah, yeah…I think you know what I mean. GREG

  7. Mags August 28, 2009 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    Oh my, that does look good! I go back and forth between liking this type of sauce and the regular "thick" stuff.

  8. Hugging the Coast August 28, 2009 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    Looks wonderful!

    Great stomachs eat alike LOL! Just ate some pulled pork barbecue from an amazing little smokehouse in Hollywood, SC!

  9. Katy ~ August 28, 2009 at 11:37 pm - Reply

    Grumpy is so dear.

    This recipe sounds so good! Teresa has good food!

    You have good food, too!

    Just love it when we share and make each other's recipes.

  10. Helene August 29, 2009 at 12:29 am - Reply

    Oh my I have to make this recipe. Looks so good. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Barbara Bakes August 29, 2009 at 12:39 am - Reply

    Wow – you got a "pretty good". I only got a "it's not bad" on my chocolate zucchini bread. But then he bragged about it at work. It really does look tasty!

  12. averagebetty August 29, 2009 at 1:44 am - Reply

    Grumpy approved! I love it!

  13. teresa August 29, 2009 at 3:55 am - Reply

    i figured i'd stop by again and take a gander at your awesome sandwich, it's making me hungry for some pork!

  14. Tracy August 29, 2009 at 4:59 am - Reply

    Sounds great! I'll have to check out the recipe.

  15. Kevin August 29, 2009 at 11:47 am - Reply

    That pulled pork sandwich looks so moist and good!

  16. Bellini Valli August 29, 2009 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    It does sound delicious Shelby.

  17. Patsyk August 30, 2009 at 12:45 am - Reply

    This looks like a great meal! What did you serve w/it?

  18. Robin Sue August 30, 2009 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    When hubby is happy every one is happy! Mine looked at the gazpacho I served him the other day and said "ick" then had two bowls! Oh brother!

  19. Cristine August 30, 2009 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    Your pictures have me drooling!!!

  20. Jamie August 30, 2009 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    I love making pulled pork sandwiches. This looks amazing. Your photos are always great but lately they have been even more awesome. Are you doing something different? I'll have to give this recipe a try next time. Maybe, I'll get a smooch from my husband.

  21. Katie's blog August 30, 2009 at 11:22 pm - Reply

    Looks yummy! We love BBQ

  22. noble pig August 30, 2009 at 11:54 pm - Reply

    I love a wet sauce, I don't care if it's thick!

  23. Chef E August 31, 2009 at 3:11 am - Reply

    Pulled pork and coleslaw, a total YUM in my books…my list of 'to make' is getting longer!

  24. Ingrid September 2, 2009 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    Now THAT's a pulled pork sandwich!

    I've made Teresa's recipe and it is the d'bomb good!

    Terrific photo HoneyB!

  25. Olga September 2, 2009 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    It's hard to imagine someone not liking that sandwich! Glad he changed his mind 🙂

  26. Anonymous September 27, 2019 at 6:55 am - Reply


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