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Easy Dinner Ideas – Easy Citrusy BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Looking for easy dinner ideas? Look no further than these fabulous sandwiches. The orange in this recipe adds a delicious layer of flavor that compliments the intense barbecue flavor. Utilizing a slow cooker makes this recipe quick and easy. Assemble your ingredients before you leave in the morning and you’ll come home to a wonderful dinner that is ready in a flash.


1 (3 lb) boneless pork shoulder
1 (18 oz) bottle barbecue sauce
Juice from 1 orange
1 teaspoon grated orange peel (optional)
½ cup mayonnaise
12 sandwich rolls.

Lightly spray a slow cooker with cooking spray. Place pork in slow cooker; pour barbecue sauce and orange juice over top. Add orange peel if using. Cover cooker.

Cook on Low 8 to 10 hours or on high for 4 to 6 hours.

Remove pork from slow cooker. Cut the meat into small pieces or shred with a fork. Put meat back into the slow cooker and stir until well mixed.

Split sandwich rolls and toast. Spread mayonnaise on both sides of rolls.

Fill rolls evenly with meat mixture.

Makes 12 sandwiches.

To round out this meal, a fresh, crisp green salad served with your favorite dressing would be delicious. To make it extra quick and easy, use salad that comes in the bag from your local grocery store. Nothing is easier than opening the bag and it’s ready to serve.

For dessert, a couple cookies with a small bowl of vanilla ice cream would make this meal a treat for any night of the week.

For a healthier option of this recipe, use light mayonnaise and pork tenderloin. Skip the cookies and use light ice cream.