This succulent, sweet & spicy slow cooker pulled pork is cooked low and slow and then pulled into tender, juicy shreds and served up barbeque style on a buttery brioche bun.
I am always up for good bbq. And a sweet & spicy slow cooker pulled pork sandwich is quite possibly my favorite thing ever when it comes to bbq. I have made pulled pork many times and many ways, including on our smoker, but let me tell you, this version made in the slow cooker is the hands down winner.
Sweet & spicy slow cooker pulled pork is super easy to make and it is so, incredibly good. It’s one of my secret weapons when it comes to entertaining. You brine it overnight, then rub it in the morning with a perfect blend of spices and let it cook all day long in the slow cooker before shredding it into juicy, perfectly seasoned shreds. It’s excellent for when you are having people over because the bulk of the work is done long before guests arrive so you can have your kitchen clean during crunch time before the party starts.
Honestly, this sweet & spicy slow cooker pulled pork is so good that all you really need is a brioche bun and maybe a little bbq sauce and you will have an amazing sandwich. But if you really want to take it to the next level, you can build it up with some cold and tangy coleslaw, crispy onion strings, and maybe even some melty provolone or sharp cheddar if you want to get all crazy. Me? I’m a purist – just meat, bun, and a little sauce and I’m a happy girl.
Maybe the best part about this recipe is its versatility. Don’t just use your sweet & spicy slow cooker pulled pork in a sandwich. Try topping a salad or nachos with it, add it to a pizza or in burritos, or pile it up on baked sweet potatoes! Seriously, the possibilities go on and on. It’s a recipe that you really should have in your repertoire.
Oh, and you if you are looking for a recipe for the most amazing brioche buns you have ever tasted, you might want to check back here on Wednesday. Just sayin’.
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