Pulled Pork Sandwich

Chef DeWayne , On March 29, 2024


Pulled Pork Sandwich Recipe

Pulled Pork Sandwich Recipe Description

Step into the flavor zone, and indulge in the simple comforts of a BBQ pulled pork sandwich. Tender, slow-cooked pork roast, slathered in tangy barbecue sauce, nestled between toasted ciabatta bread. There may not exist a better way to make a sandwich.

Ingredients for this Pulled Pork Sandwich Recipe

Pulled Pork Sandwich Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients needed for Pulled Pork Sandwich.

  • Ciabatta roll or loaf portion
  • Pulled pork – 4-6oz
  • Butter – 3Tbsp
  • BBQ sauce – ¼C

Kitchen Tools For This Pulled Pork Sandwich Recipe

Pulled Pork Sandwich Recipe Tools

Kitchen Tools needed for this Pulled Pork Sandwich recipe.

  • Sauté pan
  • Spatula
  • Bread knife
  • Chef’s knife

Step-by-Step Cooking Directions for Pulled Pork Sandwich:

  1. Begin by slicing the ciabatta in half with your bread knife. Take care to use proper knife technique, ensure your knife is adequately sharp, and perform your cuts on a stable, clean surface.
    chef prepares to slice ciabatta bread

    Slice the bread carefully, and on a stable surface.

  2. Next, shred or dice 4 to 6 ounces of pulled pork. You may complete this step using your hands to simply shred the pulled pork into small pieces. Be sure to wash your hands prior if you choose to do this. Otherwise, you may use your chef’s knife to dice the pork into the desired size.
    chef dices pulled pork

    In this case, the chef diced the pulled pork.

  3. In your cold sauté pan, add 3Tbsp butter, and turn your cook top to medium high heat. As the pan heats up and the butter melts, take care so that the butter does not burn. Turn your cook top heat down if the butter begins to smoke.
    butter melting in heating pan

    Always be careful not to burn butter in a hot pan.

  4. Now place the ciabatta slices inside-down into your hot, buttered pan. Allow the bread to toast for a few minutes; it should develop a rich, golden color with toasted edges. Once toasted, remove the bread from heat and set aside.
    ciabatta bread toasted in pan

    Toasted ciabatta creates an exceptional crunchy texture.

  5. In the hot sauté pan, you may add your diced/shredded pulled pork. Sauté the pork until it gets hot and begins to develop seared edges.
    pulled pork added to hot pan

    Searing the pork adds a crispy texture.

  6. Add ¼C barbecue sauce to the pan, and toss the pulled pork in the pan to thoroughly coat the meat in sauce. Once adequately coated, remove the pan from heat.
    chef adds barbecue sauce to the pan

    Adding barbecue sauce intensifies the flavor of the pork.

  7. Simply place your BBQ pulled pork onto the toasted ciabatta bread, serve and enjoy.
    BBQ pulled pork sandwich on ciabatta bread, with penne pasta coleslaw

    Serve with coleslaw or a side of choice.

Sides & Suggestions for this Pulled Pork Sandwich Recipe

Elevate the experience of this pulled pork sandwich by serving it with classic Southern sides and complementary flavors. Pair it with creamy macaroni and cheese for a rich and satisfying combination of textures and flavors. Alternatively, opt for tangy pickles and a refreshing cucumber and tomato salad to balance the richness of the sandwich with bright, crisp flavors.

Chef DeWayne

Chef DeWayne, a graduate of the esteemed culinary arts program at American River College in Carmichael, CA, brings a diverse range of expertise to the kitchen. With a background that spans from the pinnacle of fine dining in Michelin 3-star establishments to the fast-paced world of casual dining, Chef DeWayne blends precision with creativity in every dish he creates. Passionate about elevating ingredients and connecting with diners through his culinary craft, Chef DeWayne continues to leave an indelible mark on the culinary scene.