Diary of a Foodie

Sunday, May 18, 2014

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Creamy Slaw

Pulled pork sandwiches are juicy, soft, crunchy, spicy and sweet all rolled in one. Sounds pretty perfect, doesn't it? And if it's easy to make, that makes it all the better.

You can throw all this in the crockpot around lunch time and dinner will be ready and waiting for you at dinner time. (Don't have time at lunch? Throw it in at breakfast and set it to low heat on the crockpot)

Remember the BBQ rub mix we made for the ribs? Pull it out! It's time to use it for this recipe.

BBQ Pulled Pork

2-3 lb bone-in pork roast
2 TBSP dry rub (recipe below)
1/3 c water
1 cup of your favorite BBQ Sauce (I use Famous Dave's Rich and Sassy)
8 Kaiser rolls, or roll of your choice

Sprinkle roast with dry rub and place in crockpot with 1/3 c water. Cover with lid and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 4 hours. Remove from crockpot and place on a plate and cover with foil, allowing meat to rest.  Remove half of the liquid from the crockpot. After meat has rested, using hands or two forks, shred meat into bite size pieces. Place meat back into crockpot and pour BBQ sauce over meat and stir til meat is covered. Cook for an additional 20 minutes.

While meat cooks for the last few minutes, cut rolls in half and toast them in a sauté pan til browned.  Add BBQ pork to toasted bun and top with more sauce if wanted and slaw.

Wanna go crazy? Top the slaw and BBQ pork with potato chips. Mmmmhmmm. Try it!

Dry Rub Recipe
1 T Kosher salt
1 T chili powder
1 t ground black pepper
1 t ground paprika
1/2 t cumin
1/2 t ground cayenne pepper
1/2 t garlic powder
1/2 t onion powder
1/2 t ground mustard
1/2 t ground chipotle chili pepper


1 bag of cole slaw mix (green cabbage and carrots)
3/4 c mayonnaise (I use kind that is made with olive oil to cut fat content)
2 TBSP apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 TBSP celery seed
1/2 tsp dry ground mustard
1 TBSP sugar
1 tsp Kosher salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper

In a mixing bowl, whisk all ingredients, except cole slaw, together until smooth. Add sauce to slaw and stir until cabbage is coated. Allow to set up in fridge for at least 30 minutes.


  1. I love that your recipes have Homemade space rubs, mixtures, etc. The store bought ones are so full of fillers and other junk. My family has loved every recipe of yours I have made. Keep them coming :-)