Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Lime Ginger Mayonnaise

Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Ginger Lime Mayonnaise

I love pulled pork. It’s one of my favorite meals, and it doesn’t hurt that it’s so easy to make. I love trying different recipes, and you’ll actually find quite a few recipes for pulled pork on this blog. (Hawaiian Pulled PorkΒ and Puerto Rican Pulled Pork are also great, just to name a few). You can never have too many versions of a good thing, though. πŸ™‚ I found this recipe in the most recent Penzey’s catalog, and of course I had to try it. This pork is great for sandwiches. The seasonings give it a good amount of flavor, and the cooking liquid keeps it nice and moist. At the end of the cooking time, you remove the pork, shred it, and stir in just a little bit of the reserved liquid. I love this because it gives a little extra flavor, but the pork is just dry enough that it’s easy to eat as a sandwich. We loved these sandwiches with the ginger lime mayonnaise, but we also enjoyed the leftovers with a little bit of barbecue sauce on top. The recipe is very versatile and Mike and I both really liked this version of pulled pork – enough to eat it for dinner three days in a row! πŸ™‚

Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Ginger Lime Mayonnaise

Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Lime Ginger Mayonnaise

Yield: Serves 12

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 10 hours

Total Time: 10 hours 10 min


1 4-lb pork shoulder roast
1 large onion, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp paprika
2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3/4 cup cider vinegar
4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp mustard powder
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
12 crusty rolls

Lime Ginger Mayonnaise
4 Tbsp mayonnaise
2 tsp fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp powdered ginger


Rinse the pork roast under cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Layer the onions in the bottom of the slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, paprika, salt and pepper. Rub the mixture all over the roast and place the roast on top of the onions.

In a medium bowl, combine the vinegar, Worcestershire, crushed red pepper flakes, sugar, mustard powder, garlic salt and cayenne pepper. Drizzle about 1/3 of the vinegar mixture over the roast. Cover and refrigerate the remaining vinegar mixture. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 10-12 hours. Drizzle about 1/3 of the reserved vinegar mixture over the roast during the last 1/2 hour of cooking. Remove the meat and onions from the cooker, drain and place in a serving bowl. Shred the meat. Mix the remaining vinegar mixture into the shredded meat. Serve on crusty rolls with lime-ginger mayonnaise.

To make the mayonnaise, combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to use.

from the Penzey's Spice catalog

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  1. I love a good pulled pork recipe, this sounds delicious Megan!

  2. I am all about pulled pork but even more so about this mayo. Totally drooling!

  3. this mayo sounds amazing. i have a pork roast sitting in my freezer waiting to be used up…i think i’ve found the recipe. πŸ™‚

  4. That lime ginger mayonnaise sounds right up my alley! My husband loves pulled pork so we will have to try it out.

  5. Pulled pork is such a favorite of ours and that lime-ginger mayo sounds great!

  6. haha, i swear we’re like on each other’s wavelength’s. first you posted pepperoni pizza dip, then i did, and now these pulled pork sandwiches. i have mine going up tomorrow – i just finished writing it. yours looks and sounds REALLY good!! i love that lime ginger mayo you’ve got going on!

  7. Between all the awesome spices and the totally crazy mayo flavor, this is definitely a dish to be reckoned with!

  8. The mayo flavor sounds wonderful!

  9. Im posting a pulled pork recipe tomorrow too πŸ™‚ These look awesome and that mayo sounds to die for!!

  10. This sandwich looks bonkers good!

  11. I love pull pork sandwiches too. This one with mayo and lime sounds delicious. I can’t wait to try this new recipe.

  12. I need a pulled pork recipe, and this looks like the one for me. I love pulled pork, also, but I’ve never made it, believe it or not. I have no idea why! I’ll let you know how it turns out!

  13. Hi, Megan. I just made this recipe, and posted it on my blog. The major difference for me was that I used a barbecue sauce and just changed some of the quantities of the ingredients a bit. It was very simple, and really delicious!

  14. I’ve made this several times and love it!

  15. And 6 years later I keep coming back for more.Β 

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