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BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

9 Hours

Effort

Pellets

Apple

It doesn’t get much better than this cookout classic. Tender, applewood pulled pork meets cool and crunchy coleslaw for a sandwich that will send you to hog heaven.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

8

Units of Measurement:

main

  • 1 (8-10 lb) bone-in pork butt

  • 1 1/2 Cup apple juice

  • 4 Tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1/4 Cup Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub, divided

  • salt

  • Traeger Sweet & Heat BBQ Sauce

  • 4 burger buns

  • dill pickles

Coleslaw

  • 1/2 shredded green cabbage

  • 1/2 purple cabbage, shredded

  • 2 carrots, shredded

  • 1/2 Cup mayonnaise

  • 1/2 Cup sour cream

  • 2 Tablespoon white vinegar

  • 1 Teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/2 Teaspoon celery seed

Steps

  • 1

    Trim pork butt of all excess fat leaving 1/4 inch of the fat cap attached. Combine apple juice, brown sugar, and 2 tbsp Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub in a small bowl. Stir until most of the sugar and salt are dissolved.

    Ingredients

    • 1 (8-10 lb) bone-in pork butt

    • 1 1/2 Cup apple juice

    • 4 Tablespoon brown sugar

    • 1/4 Cup Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub, divided

  • 2

    Inject the pork butt every square inch or so with the apple juice mixture.
  • 3

    Season the exterior of the pork butt with remaining rub.
  • 4

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 250℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    Grill250 ˚F

  • 5

    Place pork butt directly on the grill grate and cook for about 6 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 160℉.

    Grill250 ˚F

    Probe160 ˚F

  • 6

    Wrap the pork butt in two layers of foil and pour in 1/2 cup of apple juice. Secure tin foil tightly to contain the apple juice.
  • 7

    Increase grill temperature to 275℉ and return to grill in a pan large enough to hold the pork butt in case of leaks.

    Grill275 ˚F

  • 8

    Cook an additional 3 hours or until internal temperature reaches 205℉. Remove from the grill and discard the bone. Shred the pork removing any excess fat or tendons.

    Grill275 ˚F

    Probe205 ˚F

  • 9

    Season with additional Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub and salt if needed. Add Traeger Sweet & Heat BBQ Sauce.

    Ingredients

    • As Needed salt

    • As Needed Traeger Sweet & Heat BBQ Sauce

  • 10

    For the coleslaw: In a small bowl combine mayo, sour cream, salt, pepper, celery seed and vinegar. In a medium bowl, combine cabbage and carrots and toss with mayo mixture. Stir to combine.

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 shredded green cabbage

    • 1/2 purple cabbage, shredded

    • 2 carrots, shredded

    • 1/2 Cup mayonnaise

    • 1/2 Cup sour cream

    • 2 Tablespoon white vinegar

    • 1 Teaspoon kosher salt

    • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper

    • 1/2 Teaspoon celery seed

  • 11

    Place pulled pork on bottom bun, top with coleslaw, pickles and top bun. Serve. Enjoy!

    Ingredients

    • 4 burger buns

    • As Needed dill pickles