Barbecued Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Barbecued Pulled Pork Sandwiches

I must pat myself on the back… these were so unbelievably good. The pork was really tender and the homemade barbecue sauce was so tasty. The crunchy onions on top just completed the sandwich perfectly. This is my new favorite sandwich! A must try recipe – you won’t be disappointed.

Barbecue Sauce:

  • 3 slices of bacon (turkey bacon doesn’t work well)
  • 1 tsp of fresh thyme (leaves only), chopped
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion diced finely
  • 4 cloves of garlic, diced finely
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 2 cups of ketchup
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/8 cup of molasses
  • 1 tbsp of red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp dried mustard
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat. Once it’s finished, place on a paper towel to drain then crumble. In the same skillet, add the thyme & onion to the bacon grease and saute for 2-3 minutes or until the onion is soft. Add garlic and red pepper and cook, stirring frequently, for 30-45 seconds. Add the remaining ingredients, including the bacon crumbles, and mix thoroughly, cook for about 20 minutes so flavors combine.

  • 1 pork tenderloin
  • 1 cup of chicken broth

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a small dutch oven pan, combine the chicken broth, pork tenderloin and half the barbecue sauce. Bake in the oven for 3-4 hours or until pork shreds easily. Add the remainder of the barbecue sauce and mix thoroughly. Taste and re-season with salt and pepper if needed.

  • Hamburger buns
  • French’s Fried Onions

Cook the French’s Fried Onions in the oven for just a few minutes – watch them carefully because they will burn easily. Toast the buns if preferred. Pile the shredded pork on the bottom bun and top with crunchy onions. Enjoy!

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10 Responses to “Barbecued Pulled Pork Sandwiches”

  1. 1

    RecipeGirl — June 20, 2008 @ 3:28 pm

    I love pulled pork sammies! And those French’s onions are addicting too!


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    recipes2share — June 20, 2008 @ 4:54 pm

    I made a similar recipe with Nigella one summer & it was so good. This looks really fab too – wish I could reach into the picture & take a bite!


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    Dhanggit — June 20, 2008 @ 7:21 pm

    i’ve never made barbeque pulled sandwiches yet..but this photo gives me a lot of reasons to do one soon.;it looks really good!!i could imagine the taste already 🙂


  4. 4

    Jan — June 21, 2008 @ 12:21 am

    That sandwich looks amazing, I’d like to eat that right now! And your bbq sauce sounds so good.


  5. 5

    Kevin — June 21, 2008 @ 8:42 pm

    That sandwich looks so tasty! I really need to get around to trying to make pulled pork.


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    Lore — June 22, 2008 @ 6:34 pm

    Oh man I would so go for a bite of this sandwich after which I’m no longer responsable for my actions and might eat a dozen of these!


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    Elle — June 23, 2008 @ 1:19 am

    I love making pulled pork. Yours looks awesome, especially with the crispy onions on top!


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    Paula — June 23, 2008 @ 7:10 am

    Oh yum! Pulled pork sandwiches are so amazing and I love your addition of French’s Fried Onions!


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    Terri @ A Daily Obsession — June 26, 2008 @ 2:08 pm

    wow. i believe u, they must be soooo tasty!


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    Joe Horn — August 19, 2008 @ 1:44 am

    Love the blog as always! I just smoked some pork shoulder in my weber and finished them in the oven and had a great time. They came out smoky tender.

    If you have a minute would love for you to come take a look and give me your opinion.

    Really appreciate it… I will be back!


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