Mississippi Pork Sandwiches #slowcooker

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Typically, when you think of pulled pork sandwiches you go straight for bbq pulled pork. But does that always have to be the case? I am saying a resounding NOPE! I have been seeing lots of recipes for a Mississippi Pot Roast made in the slow cooker, and decided to put my own spin on it. Mississippi Pork Sandwiches have a lot of same flavors without the beef and without the packets!

Mississippi Pork Sandwiches

The main flavors of ranch powder are chives, dill and garlic. So by using these seasonings, you achieve a very similar taste. Then using the beef broth and Worcestershire you get the same taste as the brown gravy packet that most Mississippi pot roast recipes call for. In general, I stay away from pre mixed seasoning packets, as they tend to have excessive amounts of salt and other preservatives to keep them from clumping. Whenever possible, I try to make my own. The slow cooker brings all the flavors together to give you a delicious, tangy, pork sandwich that everyone will want more of.

Mississippi Pork Sandwiches

I served these sandwiches with Black Bean Salad. It’s similar to what many call “Cowboy Caviar”, however it does not have jalapenos (so no heat). It is a wonderful light and bright summer salad that goes very well with all sorts of different dishes. It also makes a great lunch (especially if you are meal prepper!)

Mississippi Pork Sandwich

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Mississippi Pork Sandwiches

A flavorful pork roast made in the slow cooker and pulled for sandwiches.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword pepperoncini, pork, pork roast, pulled pork, sandwich, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Slow Cooker Time 6 hours
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients

  • 8 Potato Buns
  • lb Pork Roast
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch

For the Sauce

  • 1 White Onion thinly sliced
  • 4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 qt Beef Broth
  • 1 12oz jar Sliced Pepperoncini with juice
  • 1 tsp Dried Chives
  • 1 tsp Dill
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Parsley
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce

Instructions

  • Add all sauce ingredients in slow cooker pot and mix together.
  • Add pork roast and place whole cream cheese brick on top. Secure lid and cook for 5½ hours on low.
  • Remove lid and turn off slow cooker. Using two forks, pull the pork while mixing in the cream cheese.
  • Remove a ¼ cup of sauce and stir in with cornstarch. Return slurry to slow cooker, increase heat to high and secure lid. Let cook for remaining 30 minutes.
  • Put a portion of pork on the bottom bun (with a bit of the sauce). The put on top bun and press down slightly to hold it all together.

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

One thought on “Mississippi Pork Sandwiches #slowcooker

  1. Donna Reidland – I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, writer, and Biblical counselor. I love sharing God's truth, hopefully in ways that will help you in your walk with God. I'm certified through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, but mostly I'm just a sister in Christ. To read more about me visit my "about me" page. My story may surprise you.
    Donna Reidland says:

    This looks yummy! I look forward to trying it.

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