BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich

Yesterday when I shared my recipe for Slow Cooker Pulled Pork, I promised that I would share a couple of my favorite recipes that feature it. I would be lying if I told you that this sandwich was not the reason that I tried pulled pork to begin with. I mean honestly, who doesn’t love succulent pulled pork, mixed with tangy BBQ sauce, topped with coleslaw and piled high on a toasted bun? You may get a little messy, but it is worth it.

For this recipe, I decided to be a little adventurous and experiment with my own BBQ sauce. It’s a little tangy and slightly sweet. It was a nice compliment to the pork as well as the tangy coleslaw. If you don’t have time simply substitute a 3/4 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce.

Tip: For the coleslaw you will want to prepare it 1 hour in advance so it has time to chill and the flavors have a chance to mingle. Oh how I love mingling flavors.

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 1 batch coleslaw (recipe follows)


  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • kosher salt and pepper taste
  • 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrots



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


Make the coleslaw first. In a bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, granulated garlic, celery salt and kosher salt and pepper. Add shredded cabbage and carrots. Toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Stir. Serve.


In a saucepan whisk together first 10 ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and let simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.


Place the shredded pork in a baking dish. Pour the BBQ sauce over the top and mix well. Place in the oven, bake for 30 minutes.


Toast hamburger buns.


To assemble the sandwich: Spoon BBQ pork mixture on bottom bun, place spoonful of coleslaw on top, top with top bun.


I served these with Homemade Potato Chips and Macaroni Salad to get the complete BBQ meal feel. Now pass the napkins and enjoy! Enjoy!

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  • Reply
    August 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 :)

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    August 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!

  • Reply
    August 16, 2009 at 11:06 am

    Yum! We love pork sandwiches.

    • Reply
      August 17, 2009 at 5:23 pm

      Thanks Cassie! Aren’t they just the best? :)