How to Serve Pulled Pork
There are so many ways to serve pulled pork:
- Sandwiched between a bun to make Pulled Pork Sandwiches or Pork Sliders.
- Piled into Pork Tacos with pickled onions.
- On top of baked tortilla chips to make Pork Nachos.
Pulled Pork + an Amazing Sauce = PERFECTION!
When serving pulled pork, there are 4 essentials:
- Napkins. Lots of napkins. Especially if pulled pork sandwiches are involved.
- Some really stellar side dishes for pulled pork.
- Wine. Here are 7 bottles that pair perfectly with barbecue.
- And, of course, a delicious sauce recipe!
So, let’s dig in!
The BEST Sauces for Pulled Pork
How to Make Ahead and Store
Many of these sauces can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead.
Did you Make Any of These Sauces for your Pulled Pork Sandwiches?
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10+ BEST Sauces for Pulled Pork
- 1 1/2 cups ketchup
- 1/2 cup water (or brisket drippings from sous vide)
- 1/4 cup cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon chile powder
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon coarse black pepper
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- Stir together all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat and cook until thickened, about 10 minutes.
- Honey Barbecue Sauce: Add 2 Tablespoons honey.
- Maple Barbecue Sauce: Add 2 Tablespoons maple syrup.
- Smoky Barbecue Sauce: Add 2 teaspoons liquid smoke.
- Spicy Barbecue Sauce: Add cayenne pepper, to taste.
- Bourbon Barbecue Sauce: Add 1/4 cup bourbon before simmering.
- Red Wine Barbecue Sauce: Add 1/4 cup red wine before simmering (I love Pinot Noir or Zinfandel for this).