Make the best ever and easiest Pulled Pork Sandwich with leftover pulled pork, your favorite BBQ sauce and a tangy slaw.
If you are looking for a way to use up leftover pulled pork that you’ve got in the fridge and you’re short on time look no further than this BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich.
It’s loaded with succulent pulled pork, tangy BBQ sauce and a creamy slaw on top. Sure, it’s messy but sometimes that is just part of the fun. Right?!
PULLED PORK: I always use my Slow Cooker Pulled Pork or my Instant Pot Kalua Pork for this recipe. It can be leftover or you can make it the day of (or you can even buy it). Depending on how many sandwiches you’re making you’ll need about 3 cups.
BBQ SAUCE: Sweet n’ spicy. Tangy. Whatever you like, just pick your fave!
SESAME BURGER BUNS: Get the larger burger buns so you can fit more pork and slaw.
CABBAGE: I use a combination of red and green cabbage. Just slice it thin.
CARROTS: You can grate a carrot yourself or buy grated carrots
MAYO/VINEGAR/SEASONINGS: To make the dressing you’ll need mayonnaise, vinegar, garlic, paprika and sugar. It’ll make the perfect creamy, sweet n’ tangy coleslaw.
STEP #1: Make the coleslaw first by whisking together dressing ingredients. Pour it over the cabbage and carrots and toss to coat completely.
DES’ TIP: Prepare the coleslaw about 1 hour in advance so it has time to chill and the flavors have a chance to mingle.
STEP #2: Put the pulled pork in a baking dish and pour the BBQ sauce over the top. Mix well. Cover and bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.
STEP #3: Assemble the sandwiches by piling pork on bottom bun and topping with slaw.
Absolutely! If you are feeding a crowd, pulled pork sandwiches are a great option! You can totally double or even triple this recipe very easily if need be.
The pork reheats fabulously! Simply store in an airtight container in the refrigerator and reheat in a 350 degree oven until warm. The coleslaw is best when eaten within a couple of days.
Looking for more ways to use leftover pulled pork? I have got you covered!
Love that BBQ flavor? Here are some of my classic, and not so classic, BBQ favorites!
BBQ Rib Chili Bread Bowls (also great with pulled pork!)
BBQ Chip Crusted Chicken Tenders
Slow Cooker Honey BBQ Chicken Wings from the Cookie Rookie
Note: This recipe was originally published in 2009. The recipe, step by step photos and tips were updated in 2020.
DesereeAugust 24, 2009 at 8:07 pm
psteve- I love it when everything is done before the party so you can enjoy it without having to spend the whole time in the kitchen! I am happy to hear that everyone enjoyed it :)
psteveAugust 24, 2009 at 7:44 am
I made this the other night for a big dinner for 8 of us. It’s a great party dinner because the work is all done before the party! I had about 5 lbs of pulled pork, so I doubled the recipe above. It didn’t last long!
cassieAugust 16, 2009 at 11:06 am
Yum! We love pork sandwiches.
DesereeAugust 17, 2009 at 5:23 pm
Thanks Cassie! Aren’t they just the best? :)