Teriyaki Pulled Pork Sandwiches (Crock Pot)

Teriyaki Pulled Pork Sandwiches (Crock Pot)

This is a simple, easy to put together, dinners on the table with out a lot of fuss, bustle and expense… kind of recipe.

Gosh, I love that kind of recipe, don’t you?

This pulled pork is moist, tender and full of sweet teriyaki flavor. Add it to a nice ranch style bun and load it up with lettuce, tomatoes, red onions and any other veggie of your choice. Cucumbers would be good…maybe even thinly sliced zucchini. Now don’t turn your nose up when I mention veggies. The classic lettuce/tomato combo really works with this sandwich nicely.

Cross my heart and hope to die.

Which you and I won’t be doing soon if we eat more veggies. (Hopefully)

Or so I have read.

Let’s make it man. You, me and your love of fresh veggies.

Teriyaki Pulled Pork Sandwiches from Jamie Cooks It Up!

Teriyaki Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Time: 15 minutes prep + 4-7 hours slow cooking
Yield: 6-7 servings
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!

1 (2 pound) pork loin roast
1 t Montreal Steak Seasoning
2-3 C Root Beer, Dr. Pepper or Coke (diet or regular)
6-7 Ranch style rolls
Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion (whatever veggies you so desire)

Teriyaki Sauce:
1 1/2 C cold water
1/2 C  + 1 T brown sugar
1/2 C soy sauce
1 t garlic powder (or granulated garlic)
3 T cornstarch
1 t sesame oil



1. Grab a 2 pound Pork Loin Roast. I like to by these Pork Sirloin Tip Roasts at Costco. They come in these nicely sealed packages in sets of 4. They are usually $1.99 per pound, and are very low in fat. Seems like a lot of great reasons  buy them, right? 🙂 If you don’t have this particular kind of roast, don’t worry. Any kind of pork loin roast will work fine.
2. Spray a 3-4 quart crock pot with cooking spray and add the roast to it.


2. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of Montreal Steak Seasoning over the top of the roast…


like this. Press it into the roast with the tips of your fingers.


3. Find yourself some soda, man. Root Beer, Coke or Dr. Pepper will all work well. You can use diet, or regular.


Pour the soda into the crock pot, being careful not to wash the steak seasoning off the top of the roast. You just need enough soda so that about 2 inches of the roast is covered.
4. Cover the lid and cook on low for 7 hours or on high for 4 hours.


5. While the meat cooks, make your teriyaki sauce.  In a small mixing bowl place 1 1/2 cup cold water, 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1/2 cup soy sauce, 1 teaspoon garlic powder (or granulated garlic), 3 tablespoons cornstarch and 1 t sesame oil. Whisk all ingredients together until combined. Pour the mixture into a deep skillet and bring the mixture to a boil over medium high heat. Once it boils it will start to thicken up nicely for you. Allow the color to deepen into a nice dark brown while you whisk continually (should only take a couple of minutes). Remove the pan from the heat.

You can make the Teriyaki Sauce way before your meat is done, if you choose, and then just keep it refrigerated until you are ready to use it. You can also make it just before you need it, what ever your schedule requires. Please note that my original Teriyaki Sauce recipe has been altered for these sandwiches. I used just a bit less sugar which worked out perfectly, considering the fact that the meat is simmered in soda.

For a complete tutorial on how to make teriyaki sauce click HERE.


6. When your meat is cooked through and is easily shredable, carefully remove it from the crock pot and place it on a plate. Pour the liquid out of the crock pot into your kitchen sink.


7. Shred the meat with two forks and place it back into the crock pot.


8. If you made the teriyaki sauce ahead of time, then heat it up in the microwave so it’s nice and warm. Pour the sauce over the top of the meat. Stir it around so all of the meat is coated.

Serve on buns with veggies.


Teriyaki Pulled Pork Sandwiches!

Post a comment!


  1. 1
    Erin R.
    September 16, 2013 at 10:34 am

    That does look nice! I never thought of pork teriyaki for some reason. It seems like you always get chicken or beef teriyaki. We love those little Costco roasts, too. Just used one yesterday to make potstickers. Thanks!

  2. 2
    Ronda Trepagnier
    January 21, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    I tried this recipe tonight, Jamie. It was delicious and everyone liked it. I followed your instructions exactly. I will surely make it again. That’s three for three recipe wins. Thanks so much!

  3. 3
    November 19, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Easy recipe! My nay concern is the source of the meat. If you’re buying cheap meat it probably has been raised in confined buildings, and pigs oftentimes are kept in gestation crates their entire life. If that’s a moral issue for you, look toward heritage pork that is raised in its natural environment being able to behave as intended by the creator. The meat is better and the animals are raised humanely.

  4. 4
    May 12, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    Thank you for sharing, it look totally delicious. I will try it this weekend.

  5. 5
    November 2, 2018 at 7:54 am

    I have done this, only I used pineapple juice. The results were every tasty

    • 6
      June 24, 2019 at 5:03 pm

      Pineapple juice instead of the water in the sauce or pineapple juice instead of the soda in the Crock-Pot?

  6. 7
    July 8, 2019 at 1:33 am

    Looks yummy! Question for you. Do you use bone-in pork chops? If so, how thick of pork chops?!?! What size of crock pot do you use?

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  7. 8
    August 6, 2020 at 5:50 am

    Cool post!

  8. 9
    May 29, 2021 at 12:06 am

    I really loved reading your recipe. I also found your recipe so delicious. In fact after reading, I had to go show it to my friend and he enjoyed it as well!

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