Pulled Pork Sandwiches

There are so many days where slow cooker dinners just appeal to me.  Especially during the summer when it's too hot to cook, or we're going to be out all day and I still want my family to have a healthy meal.  But the times I use it most is on Sunday when we have church.  For some reason, we are STARVING when we get home from church. 

I had heard about using Coke in slow cooker meat recipes.  So one day I thought I'd give it a try.  I really like pulled pork sandwiches but barbecue sauce straight up is a little strong for me.  And a little sweet.  It took a few times of mixing the pork with different ingredients, but with the right spices and some onion it was awesome.  I am a huge fan of combining a ton of spices to make something incredibly yummy.  Especially ginger and cinnamon.  There is something so wonderful about the combination of these and the aroma they give off when cooking.  

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches


1 1/2 lbs. pork tenderloin

1 Tbs. brown sugar
1 Tbs. ground ginger

1/2 Tbs. garlic powder
1/2 Tbs. kosher salt
1/2 Tbs. onion powder
1/2 Tbs. chili powder
1 tsp. dry thyme
1 tsp. coarse black pepper
1/2 tsp. ground allspice
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 medium onion, sliced
1 can Coke
1 cup barbecue sauce
4 Tbs. butter
8 oz. sliced mushrooms
Sliced swiss cheese
French style rolls


1. Place sliced onion in crock pot.  Combine all seasonings/spices in a bowl and rub over pork tenderloin.  Place in crock pot.  Pour in Coke.

2. Cook on low heat for 8 hours.  DO NOT REMOVE LID TO CHECK!

3. Remove pork from crock pot and shred using forks.  Remove all but 1/2 cup of liquid in crock pot.  Add barbecue sauce and shredded pork.  Allow to warm through, about 30 minutes.

4. Sautee mushrooms in large skillet with butter.  

5. Using tongs, pick up shredded pork and add as much as desired to your roll, layer with onions and mushrooms, then cheese.  

Serves 6