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.


  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!!!

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