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Tangy Pulled Pork

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Makes 4 servings


Prep Time

20 minutes


Cook Time

5 hours

kikkoman products used:


3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon freshly groundblack pepper
1 pork loin
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ cup balsamic vinegar
¼ cup honey
1 cup chicken stock
3 tablespoons Kikkoman® Soy Sauce
1 teaspoon Kikkoman® Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce
4 sweet buns
4 tablespoons apple sauce
2 cups coleslaw


  1. Combine brown sugar, paprika, onion powder, and black pepper. Rub over pork loin, cover, and rest in the fridge for an hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 300°F. While waiting for the oven to heat, place a Dutch oven on medium high heat and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Place the loin into the hot Dutch oven to sear each side.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, honey, chicken stock, and soy sauce. Add mixture to Dutch oven, put the lid on, and place in the oven.
  4. Cook for 3 hours, flipping halfway. Remove lid and put back into the oven for another 30-45 minutes.
  5. Remove the pork from the Dutch oven and put onto a cutting board. Once a little cool, use two forks to pull the pork apart.
  6. Place the Dutch oven back onto the stove and bring to a simmer, allowing the sauce to reduce for 15 minutes. Add the sriracha and stir. Add the pulled pork back into the cooking liquid.
  7. To assemble, put a ¼ cup of pork onto a bun, top with 1 tablespoon of applesauce and a ¼ cup of coleslaw.


Even people who love soy sauce and use it all the time are often surprised to learn what it is and how it’s made. We make ours from just four simple ingredients—water, soybeans, wheat, and salt. Those ingredients are transformed through a traditional brewing process—much like making wine or beer—that has remained unchanged for centuries.


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