Wild Game Recipe: Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwiches

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Wild hogs are well-known in these parts for the extreme damage caused on on farmers or ranchers property. 

These animals are highly destructive as they root and dig. They can completely tear up a pasture in no time flat. And they not only damage to the pasture or crops, but also to the equipment used to work that land whether it be crop harvester or tractor.

The good news is – it’s just PORK and it’s delicious! Feral hogs are simply domesticated hogs that have escaped into the wild.

Having a hunter husband means there’s opportunity to not only remove these damaging creatures from our property but feed ourselves as well.

One of my favorite ways to use this pork is with shredded pork BBQ sandwiches.

Leftover pork roast into BBQ sandwiches is delicious. The slow cooker is a convenient way to cook pulled pork. Add jalapenos and sauce! #TexasHomesteader

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I usually use the shoulder roast for my pulled pork recipe. That’s because when planning a pot roast meal, the bone in a shoulder roast is more inconvenient to try to carve around.

But the shoulder cut works awesome for shredding. (NOTE: Check out this HUGE shortcut for shredding cook roast)

 

Cook Once, Eat Twice

I’ve written before about my preferred method of cooking with the ‘cook-once-eat-twice‘ method. So this day I actually cooked four different pork roasts!

I put one large roast in my smaller slow cooker for a carved pork roast dinner later. And I placed three smaller shoulder roasts in my* larger Rival slow cooker for my favorite pulled pork BBQ.

I also like to use Planned Leftovers when cooking pork roast.  That’s where my plan is to take the leftovers tonight and remake them on another night into a completely different meal.

For instance, one night is a delicious roast supper, then subsequent nights utilize leftover pork roast for brand new dishes. 

Such delights as Carnitas Tacos, Pulled Pork Enchiladas or even a Hearty Stew!

Flexible Seasonings

The recipe for my pulled pork roast is pretty basic and always changing. I simply throw a shoulder roast into the slow cooker and season with salt and cracked pepper and maybe a quick splash of “Claudes” pork marinade. (I just like the slightly smokey flavor that imparts to the meat).

I like to keep the seasoning during cooking on the light side. That way I can shred & freeze the cooked pork for other things in the future like pulled pork enchiladas and such.

But if I’m making it solely for BBQ, the other seasonings are usually just what sounds good at the time.

Maybe some chipotle seasoning or a sprinkle of RancherMan’s favorite Homemade BBQ Rub. Truly, whatever floats your boat for BBQ seasoning will work here.

Leftover pork roast into BBQ sandwiches is delicious. The slow cooker is a convenient way to cook pulled pork. Add jalapenos and sauce! #TexasHomesteader

Then I let it cook in the slow cooker for about 5 hours until the meat falls off the bone.

Cooking Tip: Cover the top of your slow cooker with a kitchen towel. It will help the Food Cook Faster.

Preparing Cooked Meat

I then remove the meat and use This Shredding Shortcut to quickly shred the meat. Then I add some Homemade BBQ sauce and mix well. 

We spoon some of that flavorful pork onto a bun & add a quick squirt of mustard for a little tang.

Of course I also add as many jalapenos as I can physically fit under that top bun!

(By the way, check out the recipe for those delicious jalapeno-cheese buns that I made with some of RancherMan’s homebrew)

Leftover pork roast into BBQ sandwiches is delicious. The slow cooker is a convenient way to cook pulled pork. Add jalapenos and sauce! #TexasHomesteader

Cooking with leftovers is a helpful way to not only eliminate food waste but save some cold, hard cash from your food budget.

But just because you’re eating leftovers doesn’t mean mealtimes have to be boring. There are many ways to jazz up leftovers so your family will actually ENJOY them!

What’s your favorite way to cook pork roasts?

~TxH~

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8 thoughts on “Wild Game Recipe: Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwiches

  1. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes

    I love a good pulled pork sandwich! So yummy! Thanks so much for joining us at last week’s All my Bloggy Friend… We look forward to seeing what you share this week!

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    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Rose, I love the convenience of cooking with the slow cooker, especially with a low-fat (therefore often dry) meat such as wild pork. It surprises me how lean that meat is. Thanks for the compliment on the cat tails – it was my daughters request to have them in the picture so she’ll LOVE your comment! ~TxH~

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  2. Barb @ A Life in Balance

    We don’t cook a lot of pork though I would love to get into cooking pork roasts in the crockpot because it would be so convenient.

    Have you tried smoking the pork? We have a small smoker as part of our grill that we bought last year. Dh smoke meatloaf for us.

    Thanks for linking up at Fabulously Frugal Thursday!

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    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Barb, we don’t have a smoker but many of our friends have smoked wild game including pork and it’s their preferred method of cooking it. Humm… Maybe we need a smoker! ~TxH~

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  3. Carol J. Alexander

    This sounds delicious. I would love to try wild hog. Thanks for sharing on the HomeAcre Hop. Come back and see us this week: everythinghomewithcarol.com/self-sufficient-homeacre-hop-and-homemade-soap-giveaway/

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