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Slow Cooker Vietnamese Pulled Pork Banh Mi

This pulled pork banh mi features Vietnamese baguette (banh mi) filled with tender and flavorful pulled pork, pickled vegetables, and tasty sriracha mayo sauce. With a slow cooker to cook the pulled pork, this delicious banh mi recipe cannot be easier to make.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Dish
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: pulled pork banh mi, slow cooker pulled pork
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 465kcal
Author: Sophie


For the Pulled Pork

For the Pickled Vegetables

  • 2 oz julienned carrots
  • 4 oz julienned cucumber (or daikon radish)
  • 3/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • pinch of salt

To Assemble the Banh Mi Sandwich

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 3-4 banh mi, lightly toasted (or baguettes)
  • cilantro


To make the pulled pork

  • Combine salt, five-spice powder, garlic powder, paprika and black pepper in a bowl. Rub the spice mixture all over the pork shoulder/butts.
    Pork shoulder and different spices for the rub to make pulled pork.
  • Transfer the pork to the slow cooker, add the water. Cook on low for about 8 hours (or 6 hours on high) or to desired tenderness.

To make the pickled vegetables

  • Julienne carrots and cucumber (or daikon radish). If using cucumber, remove all seeds before you julienne them. In a jar or bowl, combine rice vinegar, water, sugar and salt, and then add the veggies. Cover, refrigerate to pickle for 2-3 hours or overnight.

To assemble the banh mi sandwich

  • In a bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sriracha, lime juice and honey to make the sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Shred the pork. Slice the banh mi (or baguette) open lengthwise, fill with pulled pork, pickled veggies and cilantro, then drizzle with plenty of sauce. Serve immediately.


If you want your pickled vegetables to be sweeter, add 1 more tablespoon of sugar. I like mine to be just slightly sweet.
If you cannot find Vietnamese banh mi, regular baguettes will work fine. I even enjoy using pita bread for this recipe.


Calories: 465kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 1558mg | Potassium: 685mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 3431IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 4mg