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Crock Pot Copycat Tony Luke’s Italian Roast Pork Sandwich - the taste of South Philly at home!

February 9, 2023

Who is excited for the Super Bowl? Our house is absolutely thrilled that our Philadelphia Eagles are playing in it this year!

Are you looking for a perfect meal to serve for the big game? Look no further than this easy recipe. Sure, everyone has heard of a Philly Cheesesteak - but have you ever had an Italian Roast Pork Sandwich from Tony Luke's in South Philly? It's the best! And we always go there when we are in town.

I love to recreate this roast pork at home, in my crock pot. It's so easy! I just love slow cooking this pork with lots of garlic, rosemary and parsley! Your house will smell amazing!

And this is the perfect recipe for a party as it feeds so many - and at such a low cost! Perfect for the Super Bowl! You will love this easy Crock Pot Italian Roast Pork Sandwich recipe!! Get the taste of South Philly right in your own kitchen! Everyone will love it!

Crock Pot Tony Luke's Italian Roast Pork Sandwich


8 lb Pork Shoulder Butt Roast

1 whole garlic head, peeled

1 large bunch of rosemary, taken off the stem

1 large bunch of Italian parsley

Kosher salt and pepper

Hoagie rolls

Provolone cheese

  1. Mince up the garlic in a food processor.

  2. Add rosemary and parsley to the food processor and whirl until it is all minced together into a garlic and herb rub.

  3. Cut off the thick layer of fat from the pork and liberally salt and pepper all sides of the roast. It is a large piece of meat so it does need a lot of salt and pepper.

  4. Spread the herb paste rub all over the roast. On all sides and using it all.

  5. Put the roast into the slow cooker and cover. Cook all day. 9 to10 hours, until it pulls apart easily with a fork.

  6. Take roast out of the slow cooker and shred with two forks.

  7. Add shredded pork back into the slow cooker juices and serve on a roll with Provolone cheese. We love a sharp Provolone cheese with this.

Note: This is delicious and is traditionally served with broccoli rabe. We were out so I sautéed some spinach with olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes. I think that like this topping even more! Because it was so quick and easy!

After you cut off the excess fat, place the herb paste onto the pork and it's ready to cook away in your crock pot...

And after cooking...

It's time to shred the pork...

And place it back into the crock pot...

Don't forget to sauté some spinach or broccoli rabe, if you'd like.

Look at how delicious this is!

This is absolutely perfect for your Super Bowl party or for any upcoming party! Everyone always loves this and I love how easy it is to make! And so inexpensive too!

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