Pulled Pork Sandwiches

The Pulled Pork Sandwiches are an easy slow cooker recipe perfect for serving a crowd. Tender slow-cooked pork shoulder is shredded, piled on soft buns, and topped with BBQ sauce and slaw. Serve them with your favorite sides like potato salad, chips, fries, or pasta salad.

three pork sandwiches with coleslaw.

A while back, I shared my favorite easy pulled pork recipe, and one of my favorite ways to use that tender, juicy meat is in sandwiches. So today, it’s all about easy pulled pork sandwiches dripping with BBQ sauce and topped with slaw. The savory seasoned pork goes perfectly with the tangy-sweet sauce and creamy cold slaw. It’s a flavor/texture combo I am happy to have any time of year.

It’s especially great during the summer if you’re hosting a crowd – you can make the pulled pork ahead, keep it in the fridge, and then warm it up when it’s time to make sandwiches. Just add the BBQ sauce, slaw, and your favorite sides. Summer fun for all!


  • Pulled pork – My slow cooker pulled pork is super easy. Just season the pork shoulder and cook it in the slow cooker for several hours until it’s falling apart tender.
  • Hamburger buns – Any kind will do, but I love buttery brioche hamburger buns.
  • Coleslaw – I like to keep it simple and pick up a container of prepared slaw at the store.
  • BBQ sauce – Use your favorite brand. I love Stubb’s Original BBQ sauce, but any kind of tangy-sweet sauce will work. If you like some spice, pick one with a little heat.
ingredients for pulled pork sandwiches.

Recipe Steps

Make the pulled pork: You can do this a day ahead! Just season the boneless pork shoulder, pop it in the crock pot, and cook it for several hours. Shred the meat and store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to warm it up and serve it.

tongs grabbing some pulled pork in a slow cooker.

Assemble the sandwiches: If you’re feeling extra, toast the hamburger buns first. Pile the shredded pork on the bun, add a few tablespoons of BBQ sauce, and finish it with a few tablespoons of coleslaw.

pork being placed on a bun.

Recipe Tips

  • I use a 3-pound picnic roast for this recipe which makes enough for 8 sandwiches plus a little leftover. You can use a larger pork shoulder if you want to double the recipe.
  • You can skip the slaw and top the BBQ pork with slices of cheese instead. Bonus points if you melt them, too.
  • These pork sandwiches are great with potato salad, garlic fries, potato chips, or orzo salad on the side!
  • If you don’t want to use all of the pork to make sandwiches, save some to make some pork enchiladas.
a open faced sandwich topped with BBQ sauce and coleslaw.

Pulled pork sandwiches are always a hit – I hope you give this recipe a try soon!

Happy sandwich-making,

a pulled pork sandwich.

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Pulled Pork Sandwiches

three pork sandwiches with coleslaw.

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These pulled pork sandwiches start with an easy slow cooker pork recipe that you can make ahead. The shredded meat is piled on soft buns, drizzled with BBQ sauce, and topped with slaw for a delicious pork sandwich. Make them for a crowd or save leftover pulled pork to use later.

  • Author: April Anderson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 sandwiches 1x
  • Category: Sandwiches
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American




  1. Place 1/2 cup of pulled pork on the bottom bun for each sandwich.
  2. Spoon two tablespoons of BBQ sauce on top of the meat and top it with two tablespoons of coleslaw. 
  3. Place the other bun on top and serve.


You can make the pulled pork a day ahead, shred it with two forks, and store the meat in the refrigerator. Warm it up before making the sandwiches.

If you don’t want to make as many sandwiches, save some of the pulled pork and use it to make enchiladas.


  • Serving Size: 1 sandwich
  • Calories: 457
  • Sugar: 39.6g
  • Sodium: 1347.3mg
  • Fat: 9.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.6g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 69g
  • Fiber: 3.3g
  • Protein: 17g
  • Cholesterol: 45mg

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The nutrition is an estimate only. It was calculated using Nutrifox, an online nutrition calculator.

Recipe, photos, and post updated from the archives. First published in July 2015.

One Comment

  1. First of all, I love that we both now call NC home! Yay to that! Second, I like pulled pork in all forms! Is it weird that I don’t have a preference? As long as it’s flavorful and tender, I don’t care as long as you GIMME! 😀 Your pulled pork looks delish! Love the rub, love the flavors, love the slaw.. love love LOVE! Hope you are having a great weekend, girlie! Cheers!

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