18 BBQ Pulled Pork Recipes to Add to Your Cookout Menu
Sweet, smoky and perfectly tangy — nothing beats tender pulled pork. Whether you pile it high on your plate alongside cornbread or tuck it into a soft roll for an irresistible sandwich, you’ll be glad you took the time to make a batch.
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BBQ Pulled Pork
We love burgers and hot dogs as much as everyone else — but nothing beats a pile of juicy, slow-cooked pulled pork on your plate. Slathered in smoky-sweet barbecue sauce, it’s great alongside all your favorite cookout sides and salads. There are alot of great ways to make a batch for your cookout (or any occasion, really) but we think this fan-favorite recipe is a good place to start. Tyler seasons a pork roast with spicy-sweet dry rub, roasts it low and slow until it's falling apart and then serves with a tangy cider vinegar barbecue sauce.
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Beer Braised BBQ Pork Butt
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New to pulled pork or barbecue entirely? These step-by-step instructions will show you how to prepare a basic (but exceptional) barbecue pulled pork sandwich.
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BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich
The only match for this decadent slow-cooker pulled pork is a slaw. Bev keeps hers simple: No mayo, nothing creamy, just zingy and crunchy. It's simply cabbage, carrots, cilantro or parsley, lime juice and salt.
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BBQ Peach Pulled Pork
Trisha incorporates peach jam into her barbecue sauce for a meal that’s lightly sweet and full of flavor.
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The Best Pulled Pork
Chipotle powder, apple cider and ketchup create the perfect balance of smoky, sweet and tangy without the need for a smoker or grill! For our classic, satisfying pulled pork, all that's required is a flavorful homemade rub and a long trip to the oven to cook low and slow until it's meltingly tender. Eat it as-is, or pile onto a potato roll with your favorite toppings for the ultimate sandwich. Coleslaw is a traditional accompaniment, and we love a vinegary one for the way it cuts through the richness of the pork.
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Eastern North Carolina Barbecue
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Robert's classic pulled pork is delicious with any barbecue sauce and bread of your choosing.
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BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos
Molly’s nachos make for an eye-catching (and crowd-pleasing!) meal. Her little secret? She incorporates pineapple for a pop of sweetness that’s perfect with pork.
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Barbecue Pulled Pork
Pile pulled pork on a hamburger bun or roll for a super sandwich that’s sure to please.
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BBQ Pulled Pork with Gravy
The best pulled pork is cooked with low heat for a long time, and using a slow cooker ensures just that. Once cooked, whisk a cup of drippings with butter and flour for a thick, flavorful gravy.
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Hawaiian BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with Grilled Pineapple Relish
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Pulled Pork Shoulder With Lexington Style Dip Sauce
After spending 8-10 hours cooking away in the smoker, this tender pulled pork is served with a simple vinegar-based dipping sauce.
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Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches
The pressure cooker gives you perfect results in a fraction of the time. Just take this fall-apart-tender pulled pork, for example. It tastes like it’s been cooking all day — even though it’s ready in record time.
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Oklahoma Joe's Pulled Pork
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Pulled Pork Sliders with Brussels Sprouts Slaw
It takes a long time to cook fall-apart-tender pulled pork — but trust us, it’s worth it!
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Spicy Pulled Pork Sliders
Jalapeno, cayenne and a spicy barbecue sauce infuse Ree’s pulled pork with the perfect amount of heat.
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Ranch Hand Sandwiches
The secret to this flavorful, slow-cooker recipe is a little bit of soda pop. Ree uses Dr Pepper. It’s a great choice; its cherry undertones pair perfectly with pork.
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