Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Arugula

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 6 hours and 30 minutes
  • 8 servings
Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Arugula

If you want these sandwiches on your table, you’ll have to be patient. In order to get this flavorful and tender pulled pork, you must marinate the meat for 2 hours, pan-sear it, then slow cook it for another 4 hours. Finally, when you assemble your sandwiches top the meat with refreshing arugula. All in all, it is worth the wait, believe us.

Ingredients

4 garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon chili flakes
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 pounds of pork shoulder
3 bay leaves
8 buns
2 cups of arugula

Steps

  1. Add the crushed garlic, salt, rosemary, chili flakes, pepper, fennel seeds, and olive oil to a small bowl. Mix until even.
  2. Add the pork shoulder to a roomy baking dish and coat it with the mixture. Marinate for 2 hours.
  3. Heat 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil in a pan over high heat and add the pork. Fry for 6 minutes on both sides.
  4. Transfer the seared pork to the slow cooker, add the bay leaves and cook for 4 hours.
  5. Transfer the cooked meat on the work surface and shred it.
  6. Cut each bun horizontally in half. Make sandwiches using the pulled pork and arugula.

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