Sweet and spicy pulled pork sandwiches with Asian flair! The tangy, crunchy slaw and wasabi mayo make this bbq recipe one uniquely delcious sandwich sensation!
Summer has been busier than I care to admit. Every year I tell myself I’m not going to sign the kids up for too many camps. Every year I sign my kids up for too many camps. I love summer camps, it’s the driving to and from that wears me out.
It’s mid July and we are finally free of camps and sports. Now it’s time for some fun. Time for long afternoons reading in the shade, picnics at the park, and lazy days at the pool. The thing is, after a long, hard day at the pool, the last thing I want to do is make dinner. BUT if the slow cooker is doing its thing while I’m playing with the kids then dinner is instantly simplified!
I often use my slow cooker for this simple meat sauce, but making pulled pork is truly my favorite! The pork is cooked low and slow all day. The temperature is perfect, the juices are flavorful and the pork is tender! After a few short hours your house will fill up with the most incredible aroma.
This easy Asian BBQ pulled pork starts with pork that has been lightly seasoned with garlic, ginger and Chinese Five Spice. The pork will take 3 hours to cook on high or 5 hours on low. When the pork is ready, shred with two forks and pile high onto your sandwich buns. A thick, rich bbq sauce and a crispy slaw will finish off the sandwich.
The sauce is a typical bbq sauce base but with hoisin and soy sauces as well as sesame oil mixed in. The sauce is tangy and sweet with a punch of ginger. Simply add the sauce ingredients to a saucepan and cook over low heat just until the sauce has thickened.
The slaw is simple too! It is just a blend of cabbage, cilantro, oil and vinegar. The spiced pulled pork, the thick spicy/sweet sauce and the cool and crisp slaw make this Asian BBQ sandwich taste out of this world. The flavors and textures all balance out in the most harmonious way.
Sure the grill is great, but the slow cooker is the best!
Catch this pulled pork recipe as well as these other sandwiches:
Or for a more traditional sandwich, try these Pulled Pork Sliders!