Top 10 Pulled Pork Recipes

The Best and Most Popular Pulled Pork Dishes

Pulled pork is probably the purest form of barbecue. This Southern barbecue tradition originated with whole hogs cooked in pits, sometimes for days, shredded by hand and served up on plain white bread. Variations abound from here with all manner of sauces, rubs and coleslaws (typically served on top of the meat in a sandwich). Today, most pulled pork is prepared with pork shoulder roast. However you like it, these pulled pork recipes make a great meal.

  • 01 of 09
    Pulled Pork Barbecue
    Pulled Pork Barbecue. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    This is a traditional Carolina-style recipe for pulled pork including the rub and a mop (baste) that gives you a great tasting plate of barbecue. Though this really doesn't need a barbecue sauce, you can reserve some of the mop to add to the meat when you pull it.

  • 02 of 09
    Memphis-Style Pulled Pork
    Memphis-Style Pulled Pork. James Baigrie/Stockbyte/Getty Images

    Memphis-style barbecue combines sweet, heat and savory. This recipe adapts those flavors to this great Southern barbecue pork.

  • 03 of 09
    Best Odds Pulled Pork
    Best Odds Pulled Pork. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    This basic process for pulled pork is designed to give you the best possible barbecue pork. Once you get the basics down you can start experimenting with your own ideas.

  • 04 of 09
    Texas-Style Pulled Pork
    Texas-Style Pulled Pork.

    A nice southwestern style barbecue pulled pork recipe which can be eaten without the bun. This dish would be great accompanied by grilled vegetable kebabs or grilled corn.

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  • 05 of 09
    Spicy Pulled Pork
    Spicy Pulled Pork. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    You can adjust the amount of red pepper used in this recipe to increase or reduce its spiciness.

  • 06 of 09
    Pulled Pork with Spicy Chile Sauce
    Pulled Pork with Spicy Chile Sauce. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    This is a delicious pulled pork recipe. You can add more or less cayenne to the sauce to adjust the heat to your liking.

  • 07 of 09
    Slow Cooker Carolina Pulled Pork
    Slow Cooker Carolina Pulled Pork. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    This is your shortcut solution to Carolina pulled pork barbecue. While it lacks the authentic flavor of slow-smoked barbecue, if it's all you have to work with, then go for it.

  • 08 of 09
    Pulled Pork with Wet Mustard Rub
    Pulled Pork with Wet Mustard Rub. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    To prepare the wet mustard rub, you will need to use a mortar and pestle or spice grinder to mince the citrus peels and rosemary leaves.

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  • 09 of 09
    Southwestern-Style Pulled Pork
    Southwestern-Style Pulled Pork. Lauri Patterson/Getty Images

    This mildly spicy Southwestern pulled pork is infused with the wonderful flavors of cumin, chili powder, and allspice.