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Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwiches Recipe: Melt-In-Your-Mouth Goodness

This pulled pork sandwiches recipe is worth the lunch wait with crunchy cabbage and slow-cooked pork that melts in your mouth. Plus, brown sugar barbecue sauce give a sweet kick. Pair with grilled pineapple for a tart compliment to your sauce!

When it comes to perfect pulled work, patience is key. The secret to achieving that fall-apart tenderness lies in the simplicity of the cooking process. Whether you opt for a slow cooker or oven, pork should always simmer low and slow. For more flavor, season the pork with a simple blend of salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika. And in case you thought about soggy bread, just toast them lightly in a pan. This crisps up the bread for a nice crunch and better support for the pork.

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To customize your sandwiches, consider adding your favorite toppings such as sliced onions, jalapeños and cabbage. For a spicy kick, drizzle some hot sauce or sprinkle red pepper flakes over the pulled pork before serving. If you’re looking to add some extra crunch, try topping your sandwiches with crispy onion straws or coleslaw. And while this pulled pork sandwiches recipe are undeniably delicious on their own, you can enjoy them with great sides. Serve them with some fluffy mashed potatoes or creamy macaroni and cheese for a comforting meal. You can also use the leftover pulled pork to make tacos, sliders or even loaded baked potatoes. However you choose to enjoy it, this versatile recipe is sure to be a hit.

For more mouthwatering sandwich recipes, click through for Mozzarella in Carrozza, Fried Bologna Sandwich and Pimento Cheese Sandwich.


8 servings

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  • 3 lbs. boneless pork butt
  • 1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce
  • ⅓ cup white vinegar
  • 2 Tbs. packed dark brown sugar
  • 8 kaiser rolls, split
  • 2⅔ cups shredded purple cabbage


Place pork in slow cooker. Mix next 4 ingredients and ½ tsp. salt; spoon over pork. Cover; cook on low 12 hrs. Transfer pork to bowl; using 2 forks, shred meat. Skim fat from slow cooker. Mix pork and ½ cup sauce. Fill rolls with cabbage and pork. Serve with sauce. 


  • Calories: 590
  • Fat: 23 gram
  • Saturated Fat: 8 gram
  • Protein: 35 gram
  • Carbohydrate: 58 gram
  • Fiber: 2 gram
  • Cholesterol: 110 mg
  • Sugar: 11 gram
  • Sodium: 790 mg


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