Pulled Pork

Whether piled into a juicy sandwich or served with corn bread, our recipes for pulled pork are perfect for easy weeknight meals or potlucks. Carolina-style pulled pork and pulled pork with strawberry barbecue sauce are among our personal favorites.

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Pulled Pork Perfection

Pulled pork ought to have the same patriotic status as apple pie--it's that popular and a delicious way to prepare meat that's especially great for summertime meals. Cook it any way you like--and we've got plenty of suggestions here--and turn pulled pork into a terrific sandwich, a main dish, or use it to fill quesadillas or tacos. Easy as pie.

Picante Pulled Pork Tamales

Pace Salsa & Picante

Yes, you can make tamales at home...and this version combines an unusual mix of ingredients, like chipotle, lime, raisins and peanuts, to make an absolutely mouthwatering dish.

Total: 2 hrs 45 mins

Pulled Pork and Coleslaw Bundles

Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry

These flavor-packed bundles feature Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Shells baked until golden and filled with prepared pulled pork and a touch of creamy coleslaw.

Total: 35 mins

Balsamic Vinegar Pulled Pork Sliders

Summer is made for dinners like this. Slow roast the meat for these Pulled Pork Sliders, then top with coleslaw and pair with a cool glass of lemonade.

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Pace Salsa & Picante

Looking to feed a hungry crowd? These irresistible sandwiches feature slowly braised pork in a sweet and spicy sauce...plus, everyone can serve themselves, so it's easy on you.

Total: 2 hrs 45 mins

How to Make Pulled Pork

If there were ever going to be an iconic dish of the South, pulled pork would be a contender. Before the Civil War era, Southerners ate almost five times more pork than beef, which makes sense because pigs were plentiful and relatively easy to care for. In fact, some pigs would be let loose in the forest to thrive on their own, then hunted when necessary. When these pigs were caught and cooked, it became a community celebration, and friends, family, and neighbors would all share in the feast together.

Shredded Pork Tacos

Better Homes and Gardens

Assemble-your-own tacos suit everyone at the party. Start off with slow cooker pork and a variety of vegetables, and finish up with a topping of sour cream for a fast and easy meal.

Cuban Sandwiches with Tomato Jam

Food & Wine

Sandwiches are a classic choice for a tailgate, but Ken Oringer likes to go beyond plain ham-and-cheese. For these cubanos he roasts and shreds pork butt, then he layers the succulent meat on rolls along with homemade tomato jam, grilled onions, pickles, and Gruyere. He cooks the sandwiches on a portable grill until they are crispy and warm.

Total: 5 hrs

Chipotle Pork Taco Cups

Pace Salsa & Picante

Here's an interesting twist on a pulled pork sandwich that is easy to make and features pork-filled tortillas and Tex-Mex toppings like Cheddar cheese, guacamole, and olives.

Total: 25 mins

Pulled Pork with Cider-Baked Beans

Ladies' Home Journal

Pork shoulder gets wonderfully tender in this slow cooker recipe. It cooks with navy beans in a rich sauce made with molasses, brown sugar, bacon, and apple cider.

Total: 13 hrs 30 mins

Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork Sandwiches


These fabulous sandwiches feature pork shoulder that is slow cooked in a scrumptious, sweet and tangy sauce to be served on sandwich buns.

Total: 8 hrs 25 mins

Carolina Pulled Pork Cocktail Sandwiches

The Food Channel

These mini cocktail sandwiches are served overstuffed with tender pulled pork simmered in smoky barbecue sauce. Each is topped with a dollop of creamy coleslaw seasoned with a tangy-sweet Caroline-style honey mustard barbecue sauce. Arrange on a large platter for entertaining.

Balsamic Vinegar and Honey Pulled-Pork Sliders

Midwest Living

Pork shoulder becomes fork tender after roasting with a balsamic vinegar-based barbecue sauce in a slow cooker for a few hours. Serve on slider buns with a scoop of coleslaw for a small sandwich that tastes like a summer cookout.

BBQ Mac and Cheese

Family Circle

Add store-bought pulled chicken or pork to creamy macaroni and cheese for a quick protein (and flavor) boost.

Barbecued Pork Sandwiches

Better Homes and Gardens

Try a grilled pork sandwich served with a tomato-based barbecue sauce. If you're expecting a crowd, just double the recipe and cook the meat on two grills.

Adobo Pork Tostadas

Better Homes and Gardens

Pulled Pork with Strawberry BBQ Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

When you're looking for a new main dish pork recipe, try this twist on an old-fashioned pork barbecue sandwich that uses a fruity barbecue sauce.

Pulled Pork  Recipes: Take your pick!
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