Tequila Lime Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Pulled pork is one of my husband’s favorite dishes. I’m completely fine with that because it is a simple dish to make him happy! I don’t really drink tequila, but I still had quite a bit leftover from when I made my tequila lime truffles for Cinco de Mayo. It was sitting there in our cabinet looking all sad and unused. So my solution was to use some of it up in these incredible tequila lime pulled pork sandwiches! It came together in minutes before cooking low and slow for hours.

The pork shoulder I found was huge at 8 pounds. It wasn't going to be that much once it cooked though! First, I created a super flavorful spice mixture to rub all over the pork.
The pork shoulder I found was huge at 8 pounds. It wasn’t going to be that much once it cooked though! First, I created a super flavorful spice mixture to rub all over the pork. It was made up of chili powder, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper and nutmeg, along with salt and pepper.
I used my huge, sturdy and trusty Dutch oven for the cooking job. I browned the pork first in a little olive oil to really bring out the flavors of the spices. Then that poor, unused tequila went in with lots of lime juice, lime zest, chicken stock, cilantro and onion. It smelled incredible from the start! That was all there was to putting together the pork mixture for the tequila lime pulled pork sandwiches!
I used my huge, sturdy and trusty Dutch oven for the cooking job. I browned the pork first in a little olive oil to really bring out the flavors of the spices. Then that poor, unused tequila went in with lots of lime juice, lime zest, chicken stock, cilantro and onion. It smelled incredible from the start! That was all there was to putting together the pork mixture for the tequila lime pulled pork sandwiches.
The pork cooked low and slow for 6 hours, making the whole house smell amazing. When it was done it fell right off of the bone. I shredded it with two forks and then it was ready!
The pork cooked low and slow for 6 hours, making the whole house smell amazing. When it was done it fell right off of the bone. I shredded it with two forks and then it was ready! I discarded the big bone and the fat back.
Tequila Lime Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Putting together the sandwiches was a fun assembly line. I set out a big bowl of the hot pork, toasted buns, sliced avocado and salsa. It all worked together so perfectly! The creamy avocado and salsa were amazing with the pork. Hubby was sure happy and it took hardly any effort! Hope you all enjoy these hearty and flavorful sandwiches as much as we did. xoxo
Tequila Lime Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Tequila Lime Pulled Pork Sandwiches
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Tequila Lime Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Tequila Lime Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 20 mins
 

These tequila lime pulled pork sandwiches are so simple and absolutely loaded with flavor! Avocado and salsa finish them up perfectly.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 sandwiches
Calories: 836 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 whole pork shoulder about 8 pounds
  • 1 dash olive oil
  • 3 whole limes zested and juiced
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 whole onion peeled and thinly sliced
  • 10 whole whole grain hamburger buns
  • sliced avocado as needed for serving
  • salsa as needed for serving
Instructions
  1. Stir the chili powder, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper together in a small bowl. Get out the pork shoulder and rub that mixture all over it. Then heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium high heat. Brown the pork shoulder for about 2 minutes on each side to bring out the flavors of the spice rub. Pour in the lime juice, lime zest, tequila, chicken stock, cilantro and onion. Let it come to low boil, then cover the pot with its lid. Reduce the heat to a simmer and let it go low and slow for 6 hours.
  2. When it is done, remove the pork shoulder from the pot onto a large cutting board. Use two forks to shred the meat off of the bone and fat back. Transfer it to a bowl and pour a cup of the cooking liquid on the shredded pork. Mix it together. Then assemble the sandwiches! Toast the buns, then pile on the pork, a couple of slices of avocado and a couple of spoonfuls of salsa. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Tequila Lime Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving (1 sandwich)
Calories 836 Calories from Fat 424
% Daily Value*
Fat 47.1g72%
Saturated Fat 16.6g104%
Cholesterol 225mg75%
Sodium 602mg26%
Potassium 89mg3%
Carbohydrates 24.8g8%
Fiber 1.8g8%
Sugar 3.7g4%
Protein 68.8g138%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 6.3mg35%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Tequila Lime Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Tequila Lime Pulled Pork Sandwiches

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14 thoughts on “Tequila Lime Pulled Pork Sandwiches”

  1. I’ve never had pulled pork, although I have seen it online so many times… I really have to try it, I am so sure I would like it, but it always seemed like such a big deal making it. Your version sounds easy so I just have to find a day, where I am sure to be at home all the time. I am drooling!!

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