The pulled pork sandwich is a dish that rewards time and patience with flavor and tenderness. The slow cooker makes pork so soft that it slides off the bone and shreds easily. Our Pulled Pork Sandwich recipe has a twist: we’re adding Tropical Queso Fresco Mexicano to give it even more flavor.
The usual side dish for a pulled pork sandwich is coleslaw, and sometimes, collard greens or beans. For this recipe, we let the sandwich be the star. Instead of serving this Pulled Pork Sandwich with sides, we add crumbled cheese, avocado, and tomato as toppings.
To cook the pulled pork, you’ll mix it with ketchup, onion, vinegar, molasses, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, and Tabasco sauce; then put it all in the slow cooker for 5 hours on high or 8 hours on low. Remember, the slower, the softer.
Other pulled pork recipes use pre-made BBQ sauce, but we suggest making your own. As we said, patience will pay off.
If you’re wondering what’s the best cut of pork for the pulled pork sandwich, go for pork shoulder, also called pork butt. This recipe calls for 3 pounds of boneless pork and yields about 6 sandwiches.
The most common bread for pulled pork sandwiches is a burger bun. In this recipe, we’re using torpedo rolls, which are longer in shape and are more resistant to the juicy pork sauce. You can also use Portuguese Bollos, which is an English-muffin style bread, but bigger and slightly sweeter. If you prefer a baguette or ciabatta, they’ll work as well.
Enjoy our Pulled Pork and Queso Fresco Sandwiches for your weekend gathering and get ready to see happy faces!