Pulled Pork Sandwiches

More barbecue sauce is always a good idea

More barbecue sauce is always a good idea

Pulled pork is probably one of the easier ways to serve smoked pig. It also works well for a large gathering. Serve it with lots of extra barbecue sauce and coleslaw. Depending on your location the coleslaw can either be in the sandwich or on the side.

The best piece of meat would be a pork butt, also called a Boston butt or picnic roast. A pork loin will also work, but the fat content is much lower so make sure to really smoke the meat at a low temperature or it will dry out. For steps on smoking go here. For a barbecue sauce recipe go here. Below is one more of my time-tested secret barbecue spice rubs.

Pulled Pork Spice Rub

  • 2 dried ancho chilis
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 tbsp black peppercorns
  • 3 tbsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

Mop Sauce

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • hot sauce to taste

Grind all ingredients except sugar to a fine powder. Add sugar and mix well. Rub spice rub into all sides of the pork and let the meat marinate for two hours in the refrigerator. Save two tablespoons spice rub for a mop sauce. To make mop sauce mix spice rub, water,  cider vinegar, vegetable oil and some hot sauce in a pot and bring to a boil. remove from heat and let cool. Set pork out to come to room temperature 30 minutes before cooking. When fire is ready, smoke meat, coating it with mop sauce every hour. When meat is done let it rest for 15 minutes then take two forks and shred it into thin ribbons. Mix the pork with barbecue sauce and serve on hamburger buns.

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16 Responses to Pulled Pork Sandwiches

  1. sallybr says:

    A favorite of ours, pulled pork is on our menu I’d say every couple of months….

    awesome sandwich, mouthwatering picture…

  2. A_Boleyn says:

    Sounds very good. I’ve only made pulled pork once, to fill tamales with but it also made great pulled pork sandwiches. I wish I had been able to smoke the meat as I’m sure it adds great flavour.


  3. That is a very handsome sandwich. You’ve got a near vegetarian drooling:)

  4. I love the idea of these sandwiches – it seems so very typically American, have never come across this kind of thing in English sandwiches…we have a lot to learn from you!

  5. Bernice says:

    I love pulled pork – looks like a delicious recipe!

  6. how long did you smoke it? It looks divine. I wish I had a big plate of it for lunch. I’m starving and this post isn’t helping!

  7. Young Wifey says:

    I’ve never heard i called mop sauce before. Haha

  8. Alison says:

    Looks great!!

  9. TasteFood says:

    Mmmm, this is a regular feature on our menu rotation.

  10. I ate a lot more pork in Hawaii than I expected, and this sandwich is making my mouth water for more!

  11. laurasmess says:

    I love pulled pork. So, so good. The mop sauce sounds awesome!

  12. Raymund says:

    Ohhh la la! Look at that melting pork 🙂

  13. Kristy says:

    Mmmm! We smoked a pork shoulder today and made BBQ. We’ll have to make this one next. 🙂

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