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.
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.
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.
Mustard and vinegar in the sauce makes this slow cooked pork recipe Carolina-style.
Rather than fries, these easier-than-ever pork sandwiches are served with roasted sweet potatoes.
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.
Add store-bought pulled chicken or pork to creamy macaroni and cheese for a quick protein (and flavor) boost.
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.
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.
Dried apricots, spreadable fruit, and barbecue sauce add zip to this pulled pork sandwich recipe.
This slow cooker recipe is easy on the cook and easy on the budget. Inexpensive pork shoulder makes a savory taco filling when cooked with tomatoes, chiles and corn.
Root beer gives these slow cooked pork sandwiches rich color and pleasant sweetness.
This pulled pork main dish is even better the second day. Reheat the pork and juices in a slow cooker or in a roasting pan tightly covered with foil.
Shredded pork roast in a spicy sauce make these sandwiches filling enough for dinner.