Grilled Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Grilled Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Prep Time:
15 mins
Grill Time:
4 hrs
Stand Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
14 to 18 sandwiches


  • 1 tablespoon paprika

  • 1 tablespoon black pepper

  • 2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 2 teaspoon chili powder

  • 2 teaspoon packed brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 5 pound boneless pork shoulder roast, trimmed

  • 1 recipe Vinegar Barbecue Sauce

  • 14 hamburger buns, split and, if desired, toasted

  • Bottled hot pepper sauce (optional)

Vinegar Barbecue Sauce

  • 3 cup cider vinegar

  • cup granulated sugar

  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard

  • 2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 2 teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce

  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ teaspoon black pepper


  1. Soak 6 to 8 hickory wood chunks in water 1 hour (tip, page xxx). In a small bowl stir together first eight ingredients (through cayenne pepper). Sprinkle meat with spice mixture; rub in with your fingers.

  2. Prepare grill for indirect heat using a drip pan; add wood chunks.* Place meat over drip pan. Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat 4 to 5 hours or until meat reaches 185°F to190°F and is very tender.

  3. Cover meat with foil and let stand 20 minutes. Shred meat using two forks. Place meat in a large bowl. Stir in enough of the Vinegar Barbecue Sauce to moisten.

  4. Serve meat on buns and, if desired, sprinkle with hot pepper sauce. Serve with remaining Vinegar Barbecue Sauce.

Vinegar Barbecue Sauce

  1. In a clean 1-quart jar with a screw-top lid combine cider vinegar, granulated sugar, dry mustard, crushed red pepper, bottled hot pepper sauce, salt, and black pepper. Cover and shake well. Makes about 3-1/4 cups.


Do not add more wood chunks after the first 2 hours of grilling. Too much smoke gives food a bitter flavor.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

390 Calories
17g Fat
29g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 390
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 875mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 1.2mg 6%
Calcium 90.9mg 7%
Iron 3.2mg 18%
Potassium 508mg 11%
Folate, total 48.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.7mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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