Bbq pulled pork sandwich

Good morning to all the soaking wet people around the world! haha today is raining AGAIN (of course) in Amsterdam. I had the mailman bringing a delivery to my house super early in the morning and he looked like he just had a shower…WITH HIS CLOTHES ON! so I gave him a warm muffin and a zip of coffee before he run to the next location. Broke my heart, so now I want to warm up a little bit all of you wet people at the office and what′s better than this gorgeous and so delicious pulled pork sub?

Ingredients to serve 4 people:

  • 2 kg of boneless pork shoulder with most of the top fat removed
  • Pita bread

For the spice rub:

  •  8 tbsp of Bbq sauce (see how to do it yourself on my BBq chicken recipe)
  • 2 tbsp of virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp of mustard powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp of paprika powder (pimentón)
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

For the coleslaw:

  • Red cabage
  • White cabage
  • Carrots
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Papper
  • 1/2 tsp Vinegar
  • 2 tbps Soft Mayonnaise (I used one combined with greek yogurt)
  • A fresh lemon twist

Preheat the oven to 130 C (fan forced).

Rub the pork in olive oil. Heat (until very hot) a non sticky pan and sear the meat until it looks golden from every side. Mix all the ingredients of the spice rub in a bowl and apply it evenly on the pork once the meat cooled slightly. Place the pork in a roasting pan with 250 ml of water and cover very tightly with aluminium foil. Cook for 5 hours until the meat is falling apart. Every a couple of hours check the water inside the roasting pan as you might need to refill.

pulledpork final

To prepare the coleslaw, cut the vegetables very thin and combine. Then, mix in a bowl the seasoning ingredients and add it to the vegetables. Stir to combine until looks even and creamy and set aside.

To put the subs together divine the warm shredded pork (using 2 forks) among the pita buns. Add the coleslaw and voilà, you are good to go! Yo can also add more bbq sauce or a greek yogurt sauce depending what you like best : )

Hope you all have a beautiful day!

See you on my next post,


The Food Vandal






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