Pulled pork is a staple barbecue food. Sure, it makes for a great pulled pork sandwich, but it’s also one of the best slow cooker meals out there. Since pulled pork is so tasty and versatile, it’d be a shame to waste it on the same old barbecue sandwich recipe you’ve been using for generations.
Since the sky is essentially the limit, make it into a chili or a soup, add some spices for a Mexican-style meal, or throw it into your favorite comfort food. We’ve rounded up some fun recipes to spice (or sweeten) up your pulled pork. Scroll down to check them out.
Pulled Pork Nachos
Who doesn’t love nachos? They’re easy and fun to make, and even more fun to eat! The next time you have a party, try these spicy pulled porknachos. They are guaranteed to be a crowd favorite. Get our Pulled Pork Nachos recipe.
Pulled Pork Poutine
Add an American favorite to this Canadian staple. This dish has all the meat, potatoes, and cheese your heart could desire. And, as an added bonus, our pulled pork poutine recipe even includes a recipe for the gravy you drizzle on top. Now that’s comfort. Get our Pulled Pork Poutine recipe.
Pulled Pork Chili
You can never go wrong with chili. It’s hearty, comforting, and always delicious. So, why not add pulled pork to the mix? This slow-cooker chili is spicy, cheesy, and super easy to make. Throw some sour cream on top for an extra depth of flavor. Get the Pulled Pork Chili recipe.
Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork
Yes, you did read that right. The big ingredient in this recipe for slow-cooked pulled pork is Dr. Pepper (and all 23 of its flavors). And don’t worry if you’re watching your sugar intake—diet soda works just as well! Get the Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork recipe.
Pulled Pork Enchiladas
The flavors in these pulled pork enchiladas take a long time (I’m talking days) to blend together, so give yourself extra prep time. But, patience is truly a virtue, because there’s no way you could go wrong with an enchilada stuffed with the tender and juicy meat. Get our Pulled Pork Enchiladas recipe.
Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese
Let’s not knock anything until we try it. Mac and cheese is the comfort food of all comfort foods, and pulled pork is right up there with it. This recipe for pulled pork mac and cheese seriously sounds almost too good to be true and something added to my list of things to make ASAP. Get the Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese recipe.
Cornbread Waffles with Pulled Pork
Is this breakfast? Is it dinner? Yes to both. This recipe goes above and beyond your typical pulled pork entree—and proves that chicken and waffles is not the only contender when you want something savory with your waffles. You have complete creative control, too; make any style of waffles you like, and top them with whatever kind of pulled pork you’re craving (think our Savory Cheddar Waffles recipe with our Spicy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork, or try this recipe’s cornbread waffles with Cuban pulled pork for a delicious cultural mash-up). Put your thinking cap on and go crazy. Get the Cornbread Waffles with Pulled Pork recipe.
Pulled Pork Gyros
Gyros are everyone’s favorite impossible-to-pronounce sandwich. Why not throw some pulled pork into all that confusion? The best part about this slow-cooker gyro recipe is that it’s a twofer; there’s also a recipe here for your own homemade tzatziki sauce. Get the Pulled Pork Gyros recipe.
Peachy Pulled Pork Pizza
Before I get into the pork part of this (which is delicious), we need to talk about how amazing grilled peaches are. The heat and char caramelizes the seasonal fruit’s juicy flesh, resulting in summertime bliss. When I found this recipe for grilled pulled pork and peach pizza, my soul left my body. Put me down for 14 slices of this. Get the Peachy Pulled Pork Pizza recipe.
Bourbon Pulled Pork Apple Slaw Sandwich
Okay, I’m cheating and throwing in a sandwich, but only because this recipe’s focus is entirely on the apple. Aside from the crunchy slaw (balanced by fennel), the pork in these easy-to-make sandwiches is soaked in an apple bourbon sauce. The recipe also suggests serving this on a pretzel bun, and I 100% recommend taking that advice. (If you want to make the sauce from scratch, try this Apple Bourbon BBQ Sauce recipe, or check out one with apple butter.) Get the Bourbon Pulled Pork Apple Slaw Sandwich recipe.
Thai-Style Pulled Pork Over Rice
Thai food is SO underrated. There is so much flavor packed into this tiny pulled pork recipe. You could eat the pork by itself, but throw it over your favorite rice for a true Thai vibe. Get the Thai-Style Pulled Pork Over Rice recipe..