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This decadent combo involves citrusy pork, salty ham, melted cheese, tangy pickles, and mustard. The best part is that this recipe couldn’t be easier: all you have to do is rub a big boneless pork shoulder roast with garlic and salt, and put it into the slow cooker with orange zest, orange juice, and stock. Then it's hands off for about 7 hours. Right before serving, the entire sandwich is put underneath the broiler to melt the cheese and warm the bread. You can make the pork two days ahead, just store it inside all those delicious pork drippings. Then, reheat gently on the stove before building sandwiches. We love the idea of serving these sandwiches with beer, extra pickles, and some of the juice from the slow cooked pork on the side for dipping.

Erin Merhar


Credit: Greg DuPree

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30 mins
8 hrs 30 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Rub the pork with the garlic and salt and place in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Add the chicken stock, orange zest, and orange juice. Cover and cook on low until the pork is very tender, 7 to 8 hours. Pull pork into 1- to 2-inch pieces; toss with the lime juice. Return to slow cooker and keep warm.

  • Preheat broiler with the oven rack 6 inches from heat. Split the rolls length-wise. Spread the mustard on the bottom halves and top evenly with the pork, ham, and Swiss cheese. Broil just until the cheese is melted, 1 to 2 minutes. Top with the pickles and sandwich with the tops of the rolls.

Nutrition Facts

559 calories; sugars 8.4g; fat 19.3g; cholesterol 118.3mg; saturated fat 6.9g; iron 4.2mg; sodium 1520.6mg; protein 44.2g; calcium 252.7mg; carbohydrates 50.6g.