Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich: Your Ultimate Comfort Bite

Pulled pork BBQ sandwiches are deliciously messy, tender shredded pork draped in tangy barbecue sauce, all snugged into a fluffy bun.

Ready to make pulled pork sandwiches so good, they’ll make your grandma weep tears of joy? Kick off those boots and stay a while, because this smokin’ hot guide has all the deets you need for melt-in-your-mouth BBQ bliss. Roast, baste, pull, and pile; we gotcha covered step-by-juicy-step!

Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich

pulled pork bbq sandwich

Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwiches: the holy grail of all things delicious and messy! This bad boy’s got mouthwatering, smoky shredded pork, hugging soft buns, and smothered in tangy BBQ sauce. Perfect for backyard shindigs or solo indulgences. Be prepared to lick your fingers… a lot!

  • Cooking Method: Slow Cooking
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Cuisine Type: American


  • 4 lbs pork shoulder (also known as pork butt)
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 8 hamburger buns
  • Coleslaw (for topping, optional)
  • Pickles (for topping, optional)

Cooking Instructions

  1. Mix the brown sugar, smoked paprika, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper (if using) together in a small bowl.
  2. Rub the spice mixture all over the pork shoulder. Don’t skimp; be generous!
  3. Place the sliced onion and minced garlic at the bottom of your slow cooker. Top with the seasoned pork shoulder.
  4. Pour the chicken broth into the slow cooker.
  5. Put the lid on, set the slow cooker on low, and cook for about 8 hours (until the pork is fork-tender).
  6. Remove the pork from the slow cooker and shred it using two forks.
  7. Return the shredded pork to the slow cooker. Stir in the BBQ sauce and allow it to cook for an additional 30 minutes on low heat to let the flavors meld.
  8. Toast the hamburger buns lightly (optional but highly recommended).
  9. Assemble the sandwiches by piling the pulled pork high on each bun. Top with coleslaw and pickles if desired.


  • Try using apple cider vinegar instead of chicken broth for a tangy twist.
  • Garnish with some crunchy fried onions for extra oomph.
  • If slow cookers aren’t your thing, use an oven. Preheat to 300°F (150°C) and cook the pork in a covered roasting pan for 5-6 hours.
  • Don’t forget the napkins; you’ll need a mountain of them!