Beer Pulled Pork Sandwich

Nothing goes better with good BBQ than a cold beer. So, what would happen if you combined the two? Thankfully we don’t live in a world where we have to wonder about that.

If you’re craving sweet meats and hops, a beer pulled pork sandwich is just what you need. Just imagine that savory pork coated in sweet hoppy BBQ sauce, sitting inside a soft burger bun. It’s the perfect family-favorite summertime sandwich.

Making pulled pork at home can be a bit of a bore since the pork needs to roast long enough to be ‘pullable.’ So, if you’re planning on making this for a particular meal, make sure you start the process with enough time to spare.

Beer pulled pork sandwiches are incredibly easy to make, and so worth the wait. Now, let’s get into the recipe.

How to Make Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Gather a good cut of pork butt, some of your favorite BBQ sauce, beer, spices, and a slow cooker, and you’re ready to make delicious homemade pulled pork sandwiches. Crack open a cold one, and get started.

  • 1 5 pound cut of pork butt
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 bottle of BBQ sauce
  • 1 can of FRIO beer

About 8 hours.

Step 1
- Put pork in a slow cooker set to high heat. Season with the salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and chili powder. Then, pour the beer over the pork.

Step 2
- Cook the pork for about 1 hour, then lower the heat and cook on low for 7 hours.

Step 3
- Once the pork is able to be shredded with a fork, take the pork out of the cooker and shred it completely.

Step 4
- Pour out most of the juices in the cooker, but leave about ½ a cup. Put the pork back into the cooker and now pour in your BBQ sauce. Pour in a few tablespoons at a time and mix the pork around to avoid over-saucing the meat.

Step 5
- Once the pork is to your liking, cover the cooker again and cook for another hour.

Step 6
- Serve on a bun with coleslaw, and a side of potato salad and a pickle.

Anyone can follow this recipe. As long as you have a good slow cooker, you’re golden. Good pork butt (which comes from the pig’s shoulder) may be hard to come by if you don’t live near a butcher, but taking a drive and picking one up is definitely worth it.

The beer in this recipe brings out deep flavors in the pork, and brings along a faint hoppy flavor, too. Eating one of these sandwiches isn’t enough to get buzzed, which makes it perfect for all ages. So, what are you waiting for?

Plus, any leftover pork can be used in tacos, casseroles, meat pies, or whatever your heart desires.
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