BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Okay, so I think I’m about to be mocked here. I’m all Miss Foodiepants and everything, but up until about a year ago, it had never even dawned on me to put coleslaw and pickles on BBQ pork sandwiches. Seriously. I was at one of those roadhouse-style restaurants where you can pick your own steak and throw peanuts on the floor and I ordered the pulled pork sandwiches on a whim. And I nearly died of food happiness. I like BBQ pulled pork, I like coleslaw, I like pickles…but together, it was on a completely different plane of food awesomeness. Turns out I was kind of in the dark and that this is a common practice. I felt like I did in 4th grade when everyone else was singing “Step By Step” by New Kids on the Block while my parents made me listen to Judy Collins and Art Garfunkel.

For the sauce, we recommend using your favorite BBQ sauce–Cattleman’s is a great, inexpensive national brand, or you could try picking up some from your favorite local BBQ joint.

Sara Wells
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Sara Wells

Sara Wells co-founded Our Best Bites in 2008. She is the author of three Bestselling Cook Books, Best Bites: 150 Family Favorite RecipesSavoring the Seasons with Our Best Bites, and 400 Calories or Less from Our Best Bites. Sara’s work has been featured in many local and national news outlets and publications such as Parenting MagazineBetter Homes & GardensFine CookingThe Rachel Ray Show and the New York Times.

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Questions & Reviews

  1. This sounds like something new to try. I'm always ready for new recipes. I would love to try the new sauce.

  2. I love love love BBQ pork sandwiches and coleslaw and pickles!! I want to make it right now! I would love to try Country Bob's sauce!

  3. i would love to try this recipe. i get excited to see what recipes you will come up with next because all of them are delicious! i have never tried bbq and coleslaw but would love to try it..yumyum!!

  4. I just made pulled pork yesterday and will have to get some of this to try on my sandwich. Pick me, Country Bob!!

  5. Mmmm…steak sauce/BBQ sauce sounds like a delicious combo. BTW, I {adore} your blog. My family has been eating such yummy new food thanks to you. My email is [email protected].

  6. Pulled pork sandwiches are my favorite! I've never had one with coldslaw but then I don't really like coldslaw. I would love to try Country Bob's sauce!

  7. mmm pulled pork is so yummy! i haven't been able to find the perfect sauce, so country bob – hook me up!

  8. mmm pulled pork is so yummy! i haven't been able to find the perfect sauce, so country bob – hook me up!

  9. I don't normally like to mix my food so trying this would be way out of my comfort zone. But for food I will be a brave girl, of course I need some Country Bob's to make it happen!

  10. I've never tried country bob…I'm willing. The thought of coleslaw on pulled pork is a new one for me. There is a lunch place in my town that makes a panini with corned beef sliced thin topped with cheese and coleslaw that is way better than it sounds. I will have to give yours a try.

  11. Coleslaw. Pure genius! We're also on the hunt for the perfect BBQ sauce here… Gotta go out and get me some Country Bob's!

  12. We just recently discovered the absolute perfection of coleslaw on bbq pulled pork. Have yet to add the pickle, however. Just add a side of cornbread and honey butter and I am a happy camper. We'd love to try some new bbq sauce!

  13. Kate, that looks so yummy. I am no a coleslaw person, but you've inspired me to give it a try. Where can you buy Country Bob's? Any idea?

  14. I've never heard of this. Does that make you feel better? DH and I are always on the quest for the best BBQ sauce. I would love to give Country Bob's a try!

  15. Sign me up for this! I love pulled pork. If I win, I'm going to serve this at my Halloween party.

  16. I really love Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce, but it would be lovely to find another that we love! And, I think cole slaw and pickles sound LOVELY on a pulled pork sandwich. Yum.

  17. I have also been searching for the perfect pulled pork recipe!!! (I actually had one for lunch today, with pickles – they were out of coleslaw.) I'd love to try Country Bob's since it sounds like it might be the way to go!

    Man, now I'm hungry again – for pulled pork, of course!!!