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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Pulled Pork and Coleslaw Sandwiches

The first time  I had a pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw on top was at Disneyland, near the Pirates of the Caribbean. Nate and I were like “What?” and then we ate it…and understood.  It is a divine combination.  We had this for dinner last night and it was as good as ever.  (Confession: I bought a coleslaw mix that came with the dressing packet…I know, so lazy, but it tasted great and was EASY.)

My favorite sandwich the Rachel also sports this salad topping.  I guess I just like sandwiches with coleslaw…which is funny considering I would never eat coleslaw alone. Yuck. But I will grant that it makes for one tasty, fresh, crunchy addition to a sandwich. Yum.

PS…If you were planning on using the Texas Pulled Pork recipe on the Recipes-Main Dishes page…I just added my modified version of this recipe underneath it (you’ll have to scroll down near the bottom).  My version is sweeter, which Nate and I both liked better. But I think it is a matter of taste…if you like a smokier, not-so-sweet flavor, the original recipe is for you.


  1. 1

    What kind of bun is that? It looks delicious! My husband and I really like these kind of sandwiches too, and I’m with you– never coleslaw by itself but with a sandwich it’s GREAT!

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    Jane Maynard

    it’s just a kaiser roll from my local safeway grocery store…toasted, of course. 🙂 glad I’m not alone in the coleslaw boat!

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    That’s one thing I adopted from my years of living in the south: coleslaw on my BBQ…although BBQ in eastern NC is so different than this. It has a sauce with a base of vinegar and red pepper. Sounds gross, but is totally good – I swear! One of the things I miss most about living in the South. But you have to have slaw on it or it’s not the same.

  4. 4

    Just discovered your blog and love it! I just became a fan of the pulled pork with coleslaw sandwich and now I can’t have it any other way!

  5. 5

    there’s this place in Rochester, NY called Sticky Lips…they make the best pulled pork sandwiches with coleslaw. i’m the same as you…i do not eat coleslaw, but on top of pulled pork it’s awesome for some reason. if you ever get a hold of or make a mustard bbq sauce, that’s excellent on there as well.

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    yum, that looks like heaven right now! I may need to add a few things to my grocery list!

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    Jane – I am a newbie to the pulled pork as well as the slow cooker. So, I have a dumb question for you – Do I have to cut up the pork before sticking it in the slow cooker? If so, how small should the pieces be?

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    Jane Maynard

    kerri – not a dumb questions! that’s what’s so beautiful about the crockpot – I just throw the whole hunk of meat in there and it cooks through no problem…then you shred it when it’s all done cooking. SO EASY.

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    Pulled pork is one of my go-to, crowd pleasing sandwiches. I love having a stash in my freezer for those improptu dinners/lunches.

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    There’s some really good recipes out there but I like the ones for the crock pot. Onions, garlic, BBQ sauce and liquid smoke. Just make sure you do the cooking outside otherwise the house will smell like a smokehouse for days. A quickie is Brentwood Farms. It’s good quality, ready to eat and easy. As for cole slaw it’s good without the pork but better with.

  11. My husband and I lived in Columbus Kansas many years ago, (over 30yrs) and at the county fair there was a local hamburger stand that sold hamburgers, of course. I had never had any kind of slaw on a hamburger untill my husband (then boyfriend) bought me one. It was wonderful. We live
    in Texas now and I have never had slaw on a hamburger since. If anyone knows of this recipe please let us know. It was not just a regular cole slaw, It may have been a family recipe.???? Would like to taste the old days again.

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    There is a certain name in Maryland for the pulled pork w coleslaw, and i forget what it is…anyone know?

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