Slow-Cooker Cajun Pork Sandwiches

These Cajun-spiced sandwiches make a great game-day snack. Make this mouthwatering pork recipe overnight in your slow cooker to reduce preparation time the next day.

Slow-Cooker Cajun Pork Sandwiches
Servings: 8 Prep 15 mins Slow Cook 8 hrs (low) or 6 hours (high)


  • 1 pork butt or shoulder (about 2-1/2 pounds), trimmed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sodium-free steak seasoning blend (such as Mrs. Dash)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 ribs celery, sliced
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning blend (such as McCormick)
  • 6 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 6 whole-wheat hamburger buns

Make It

1. Rub pork with steak seasoning.

2. Place pork in slow cooker bowl. Scatter onion and celery around pork and pour 1/4 cup of the vinegar over top. Cover and cook on HIGH for 6 hours or LOW for 8 hours.

3. Remove pork from slow cooker and cut into chunks. Let stand until cool enough to handle.

4. While pork is cooling, strain contents of slow cooker over a fat separator, setting vegetables aside. Pour defatted liquid into a small saucepan.

5. In a small bowl, stir together remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar with cornstarch. Bring defatted liquid to a boil over medium-high heat. Whisk in vinegar mixture and 1 tablespoon of the Cajun seasoning. Boil 1 minute, or until thickened.

6. Using two forks or your hands, pull pork into shreds, discarding excess fat. Place meat in a bowl and stir in vegetables. Add thickened liquid and toss to combine.

7. Stir together remaining 11/2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning and mayonnaise. To serve, place 1/2 cup pork mixture on each bun and top with

8. 1 tablespoon spiced mayo.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 329, Fat, total (g): 13, chol. (mg): 89, sat. fat (g): 4, carb. (g): 22, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 30, sodium (mg): 856, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.