Jamaican Jerk Pulled Pork Sandwiches

gluten free tropical slow cooker

Sandwiches made from tender, juicy pulled pork in a sweet and spiced marinade. A great way to add some tropical flair to your dinner!


  • 2 lbs pork shoulder
  • 2 tbsp Jamaican jerk seasoning
  • 1  20-ounce can crushed pineapple in 100% juice
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce *
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 whole grain burger buns, toasted *
  • 7 cups mixed greens
  • Salad dressing


  1. Place pork in the bottom of a slow cooker and season with jerk seasoning; rub it in well.
  2. Separate pineapple juice from pulp. Set both aside.
  3. In blender, combine green onions, thyme, garlic, ginger, vinegar, soy sauce, ½ cup pineapple juice, and lime juice. Puree well. Pour over pork and top with onion slices. Cover and let cook for 8 hours on low.
  4. Pull pork out of the slow cooker and set on a plate. Shred meat using two forks and pulling it apart. Return to slow cooker and mix together with the juices. Pull pork out again along with onions.
  5. Top burger buns with pork and onions, a little crushed pineapple, and ¼ cup greens. Serve with 1 cup mixed greens topped with your favorite dressing.


*To make this dish gluten-free, use gluten-free soy sauce and buns.

If you want to make it spicy, try adding sliced habaneros to the marinade!