BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich

This BBQ pulled pork sandwich is a hearty, savory, and delicious leftover pulled pork recipe that is super easy to make and is always a favorite. The pork is fall-apart tender, deliciously seasoned and so flavorful.

BBQ pulled pork sandwich with barbecue sauce and fried onion strings on top of pulled pork in between a bun with the title at the top.

If you live in Texas, you almost have to make barbecue. It’s as much a time-honored tradition here in the Longhorn State as Tex-Mex food. I love them both in equal measure, so I end up making a lot of barbecue, and one of my favorite recipes to make is pulled pork. It’s absolutely delicious right out of the slow cooker, oven, or off the grill, and it’s so good in leftovers, too! One of my favorite leftover dishes to make with pulled pork is BBQ pulled pork sandwiches. This is one of my family’s favorites, and I can’t wait for all of you to try it.

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich

This delicious sandwich is a great way to use up that leftover pulled pork you made a day or two beforehand. Tender pulled pork combined with your favorite barbecue sauce is layered onto soft buns with may and fried onion strings for a classic barbecue dish that always hits the spot. Every bite is overflowing with barbecue and pork flavors, soft bites of a fresh bun, and of course, that classic, crispy texture and taste of fried onion strings.

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Leftover Pulled Pork

Leftover pulled pork is what I love making these sandwiches with the most. Of course, they’re good with fresh pulled pork, but there’s something about day-old pulled pork that really seems to work exceptionally well. I think that extra day serves to make it even more tender, especially if you already made it with barbecue sauce. For this recipe, I usually use the leftovers from my pulled pork shoulder roast.

Why You’ll Love This BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich

  • It’s a great way to use up leftover pulled pork in a classic dish.
  • It’s a super easy recipe that only needs your leftover pork and a handful of ingredients.
  • And, it’s absolutely delicious and so hearty and filling.
  • EVERYONE loves pulled pork sandwiches!

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich Tips and Variations

This is an incredibly easy recipe to make, but I do have a couple of tips to ensure you make the absolute best sandwiches you possibly can. I also have some great variations so you can mix things up if you like.


  • Don’t rush heating the pork. Medium is as high as you should go with the heat. Remember, this isn’t a race.
  • Do yourself a favor and toast the buns as called for in this recipe. They’re golden and crispy on the outside and soft, tender, and hot on the inside.
A close up photo of the bottom toasted bun loaded with barbecue pulled pork, crispy onion strings and BBQ sauce.


  • Use any of your favorite brands of barbecue sauce from honey to spicy. They all work.
  • Try adding cheese like sharp cheddar, pepper jack, or even Munster to these sandwiches.
  • Layer on even more toppings! We’ll get to those in the FAQ.

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich FAQ

If you have questions about this delicious BBQ pulled pork sandwich recipe, then read on. The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about this recipe.

What goes on a pulled pork sandwich?

You can top pulled pork sandwiches with so many tasty additions. Some favorites are:

  • Coleslaw
  • Mustard Slaw
  • Horseradish sauce
  • Pickles
  • Pickled jalapenos
  • Cheese
  • Cabbage
  • Caramelized onions
  • Fried onion strings
  • Potato chips (It’s so good)

What sides for pulled pork sandwiches?

These sandwiches are a classic BBQ dish, so consider serving them with classic sides like:

  • Coleslaw
  • Mac and cheese
  • Baked beans
  • French fries
  • Chips
  • Casseroles

What are the best buns for pulled pork sandwiches?

There are a few buns that really take your pulled pork sandwiches to the next level. Of course, you could use simple hamburger buns, but the following buns really make these sandwiches great.

  • Brioche bun
  • Ciabatta bread
  • Naan bread
  • Kaiser roll
  • Potato bun
A pulled pork sandwich placed on a white plate with two pickles next to it.

Can you freeze pulled pork?

Absolutely. Place your pulled pork in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months. If you place the pork in a container, place a layer of parchment paper directly on top of the pork to help reduce air contact.

What’s the best way to reheat pulled pork?

Place the pulled pork in a baking dish and cover it with foil. Warm it at 250 degrees until it’s heated through. 

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BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich Ingredients

It only takes a few simple ingredients to make this delicious recipe.

  • 4 cups leftover pork shoulder, shredded
  • ⅔ cup barbecue sauce
  • ⅓ cup chicken broth
  • 4 large buns
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • Fried onion strings, optional
  • Additional barbecue sauce for drizzle

How to Make BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Making these sandwiches is just as easy as gathering up the ingredients. It only takes a few simple steps to make these!

Step 1: Heat the Pork

Place pork, BBQ sauce, and broth in a medium saucepan. Stir and heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

Step 2: Toast the Buns

Add mayonnaise to the flat side of both halves of the bun. Place the buns mayonnaise side down in a large frying pan and toast over medium-high heat until they’re golden and crispy.

Step 3: Make the Sandwiches

Place the bottom bun on a serving plate, then top it with pulled pork, fried onion strings, and BBQ sauce drizzle. Place the top bun on the sandwich and enjoy!

A double picture of BBQ pulled pork sandwiches topped with barbecue sauce and fried onion strings with the title in the middle.

Try This Delicious BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich Recipe Today

This delicious sandwich recipe is so easy to make and so full of flavor. If you love making pulled pork, you’re going to love this delicious use of your leftovers. Give it a try, and I know you’ll find yourself making it again and again. It’s so good!

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More Delicious Pork Recipes You’ll Enjoy

Dutch Oven Pulled Pork – This is an easy pork shoulder roast recipe that is oven baked, is tender and juicy and make a delicious meal, plus can make many other delicious recipe like the featured in this post.

Sausage Green Bean Potato Casserole – A hearty and delicious side dish recipe of dinner meal that is packed with sliced sausage, green beans, tender potatoes. It’s one of the most popular recipes on the blog and it’s absolutely scrumptious.

And, here is a Lasagna Soup from Deliciously Seasoned that is hearty and a favorite comfort food recipe made into a soup, that is made with Italian sausage and ground beef. So good!

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich

Great Grub, Delicious Treats

This delicious BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich recipe is the perfect way to use your leftover pork roast that is packed with flavor and sure to be enjoyed by the whole family.

Prep Time 10 mins

Cook Time 10 mins

Total Time 20 mins

Course BBQ, Pork

Cuisine American

Servings 4 Sandwiches

Calories 833 kcal


  • 4 cups leftover pork shoulder shredded
  • cup barbecue sauce
  • cup chicken broth
  • 4 large buns
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • Fried onion strings optional
  • Additional barbecue sauce for drizzle


  • In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, add pork, bbq sauce and broth. Stir.

  • Cook until heated through.

  • Add mayonnaise to both sides of each bun and set aside.

  • Using a large frying pan over medium high heat, cook buns, mayonnaise side down, until golden and crispy.

  • Place bottom bun on a serving plate, add pulled pork to the bun, topped with fried onion strings, drizzle with additional barbecue sauce, if desired.

  • Place the top bun on top and enjoy.


Nutritional Values are Approximate.


Calories: 833kcalCarbohydrates: 84gProtein: 35gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 13gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 113mgSodium: 2297mgPotassium: 186mgFiber: 1gSugar: 54gVitamin A: 480IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 199mgIron: 4mg

Keyword Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwich, BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, Leftover Pulled Pork Recipe

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