Hawaiian Pulled Pork Sandwich

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Hey everyone! Wanted to share with you this recipe for a Hawaiian Pulled Pork Sandwich. It’s really easy to make and is perfect for cookouts or potlucks. The pork is slow cooked in a delicious sauce made with pineapples, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. Then it’s shredded and served on a soft bun with grilled pineapple and red onions. Yum!

This sweet and spicy Hawaiian Pulled Pork Sandwich is the perfect slow cooker meal and feeds a crowd!

Pulled Pork Sammy from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

One of the most frequent requests I get this time of year is for slow cooker recipes!! Ask and I will deliver! This easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork is the easiest thing to make in the morning and 8 hours later… dinner is ready. It’s only 5 minutes of prep and then 5 minutes of shredding and you’re in business. The recipe below is obviously using the pulled pork in sandwich form, but this recipe is also delicious in a grilled cheese, on top of a rice bowl, etc.

The Hawaiian pulled pork sandwich is a delicious spin on the traditional pulled pork recipe. By using a few simple ingredients, you can create this tasty dish in your own kitchen. We hope you give this recipe a try and enjoy it as much as we do!

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Pulled Pork Sammy from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Hawaiian Pulled Pork Sandwich

5 from 5 votes
The most delicious pulled pork made in a slow cooker turned into sandwiches with brioche buns! It's perfect!!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 5 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Hawaiian
Servings 6 servings


  • 2.5 pounds pork butt cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 15-ounce can cubed pineapple discard the juice
  • 3 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 avocado optional
  • Brioche buns


  • Cut the pork butt into 2 inch pieces. Transfer to a slow cooker. Add the remaining ingredients on top of the pork butt and cover with the lid. Set on low heat and cook for 8 hours until the pork is falling apart.
  • Using 2 forks, shred the pork while still in the slow cooker and then let it soak up the remaining juice.
  • Serve the Hawaiian Pulled Pork on a Brioche bun. Add sliced avocado if desired.




  1. This looks so good! I have to ask though, why does it have you cut the pork into 2 inch pieces? I’ve made pork recipes in the slow cooker before that cook through and shred easily even if it’s just all one big piece. Is there something I’m missing? I’d like to avoid cutting it into pieces before it’s cooked if at all possible πŸ™‚ thanks!

  2. Do you think this would work just as well in a pot on the stove? Don’t own a slow cooker but would still love to try it. Pulled pork has to be one of my favourite foods! Thoughts?

  3. This is making me salivate. I have a weird thing with pineapple – totally not impressed with it as a fruit, but really into it as an addition to savory foods (e.g. on pizza; as a relish w/ meats, etc.) I’ve gotta figure out how to do this without a slow cooker…

  4. is it just me, or does the term ‘pork butt’ make some insanely awesome food seem a little bit unappetizing? even if it is just me, it only lasts for a second–this is one amazing sandwich! πŸ™‚

  5. Gaby – Just curious. Is the pork butt supposed to be cut into two pieces (per the ingredients) or into two inch pieces (per the instructions)? I cut mine into two pieces, and it definitely didn’t pull apart. But I just noticed the instructions say to cut it into two inch pieces and I’m wondering if that is why mine isn’t shredding as well. Would you mind clarifying? The recipe looks delicious and I will definitely make it again, just want to make sure I make it the best way possible for next time πŸ™‚ Thanks!

    1. Hey Rachel! Whoops – thanks for catching that typo! Cut the pork into 2 inch pieces. It should shred either way but when it is in 2 inch pieces it doesn’t need quite as long to cook!


  6. I’m putting this on my menu for the upcoming week! Just a quick question, the brown sugar, should it be the dark brown or light brown sugar? Thanks!!

  7. I don’t have a slow cooker, but this reads like something I need to make…how long and at what temperature in the oven?


  8. This sounds so delish – I don’t eat pork can it be made with chicken in an instapot or slow cooker only? Thank u so much!

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