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Pulled Pork Sandwiches

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    Pork tenderloin, sweet barbeque sauce, and a bottle of dark beer are the three key ingredients for a classic juicy pulled pork sandwich that will leave your mouth watering for more!


    If you’re searching for a leaner pulled pork option, try this recipe made with pork tenderloin! Instead of using pork shoulder or butt (the two most often cuts of pork used for pulled pork).pork tenderloin offers a leaner cut of meat for those who prefer less fatty meats!

    Pork cuts aside, this pulled pork sandwich recipe is still just as juicy and delicious as any other pulled pork recipe out there. Pair it with my vibrant Red Cabbage Coleslaw or super tasty Herbed Yogurt Potato Salad for the perfect barbeque spread!

    ingredients in pulled pork sandwiches

    What Ingredients are Needed for a Pulled Pork Sandwich?

    Pork Tenderloin: Not the usual pork cut for pulled pork sandwiches, but a leaner option!

    Beer: A dark beer like a porter or stout really enhances the flavor profile of the pulled pork and puts it over the top. 

    Barbeque Sauce: Stubbs is a family favorite but you can truly use any sweet barbeque sauce brand here. 

    Garlic and Onions: To carmelize and saute along with the pork to enhance the aromas.

    Cumin & Coriander: Rubbed onto the pork before cooking.

    Lime Juice

    Olive Oil

    Burger Buns

    shredded pork on board

    Kitchen Tools Needed for this Recipe

    • Large pot or dutch oven
    • Cutting board and sharp knife

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    How to Make a Pulled Pork Sandwich

    Step One: Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion and saute until translucent and tender.

    Step Two: Rub pork with cumin and coriander and add to the pot, brown on both sides. Reduce heat to low and add the beer and lime juice. Cover and let simmer for 1 ½ hours.

    Step Three: Remove pork from the pot and place onto a large cutting board. Let sit for 20 minutes so it cools and is easier to shred. Once cooled, use two forks to shred the pork. 

    Step Four: While pork is cooling, turn heat back up to medium-high on the beer mixture to reduce the mixture down so only a thin layer of liquid remains (be sure to leave the lid off during this step and stir frequently). 

    Step Five: Add shredded pork back into the pot along with barbeque sauce*. Simmer covered on low heat for 20 minutes. Serve on toasted buns and enjoy!

    pulled pork on toasted bun with red cabbage slaw

    Pulled Pork Sandwiches

    Pork tenderloin, sweet barbeque sauce, and a bottle of dark beer are the three key ingredients for a classic juicy pulled pork sandwich that will leave your mouth watering for more!


    Prep time: 10 min |

    Cook time: 2 hr, 0 min |

    Total time: 2 hr, 10 min

    Cuisine: American |

    Serves: 4

    Ingredients:

    • 1.25lbs, pork tenderloin
    • 12oz, dark beer (stout or porter)
    • 10oz, barbeque sauce (283g)
    • 1 garlic clove, minced (10g)
    • 1 small yellow onion, diced small (120g)
    • ⅛ cup, lime juice (30ml)
    • 2 tsp, coriander (6g)
    • 2 tsp, cumin (6g)
    • 1 tbsp, olive oil (15ml)
    • Burger buns 

    Directions:

    1. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion and saute until translucent and tender.
    2. Rub pork with cumin and coriander and add to the pot, brown on both sides. Reduce heat to low and add the beer and lime juice. Cover and let simmer for 1 ½ hours.
    3. Remove pork from the pot and place onto a large cutting board. Let sit for 20 minutes so it cools and is easier to shred. Once cooled, use two forks to shred the pork. 
    4. While pork is cooling, turn heat back up to medium-high on the beer mixture to reduce the mixture down so only a thin layer of liquid remains (be sure to leave the lid off during this step and stir frequently). 
    5. Add shredded pork back into the pot along with barbeque sauce*
    6. Simmer covered on low heat for 20 minutes.
    7. Serve on toasted buns and enjoy!
    Notes:
    1. If pork absorbs all the barbeque sauce, add more as needed or to your preference.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size ~3/4 cup

    Serves 4


    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 409
    Total Fat 8g
      Saturated Fat 2g
      Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 90mg
    Sodium 278mg
    Total Carbohydrate 32g
      Dietary Fiber 1g
      Sugars 21g
    Protein 35g

    *Nutrition facts do not include burger buns

    Find on MyFitnessPal as: TWW - Pulled Pork Sandwiches


    Author: Christine

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    Cuisine: American

    Keywords: Pulled Pork, Barbeque, Lean Protein


    Ratings and reviews (1)

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    Bridget
    2 weeks, 2 days ago

    This pulled pork is TO DIE FOR

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