You don’t have to make pulled pork in a smoker or grill to have a delicious tasting Pulled Pork BBQ sandwich. All you need is a Dutch Oven and you will have yourself some succulent and juicy pork in no time.
I am not a huge pork eater, but I definitely have my moments. Bacon is a gift from the food gods and, although I don’t eat it often, it’s a food that I consider a treat. Aside from bacon, I absolutely love Pork Carnitas, Crockpot BBQ Pork Ribs, and a good ole BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with some sweet and spicy BBQ sauce. On my blog, you will find that I have made Pulled Pork before in a slow cooker. So if you don’t have a Dutch Oven, then the slow cooker recipe will work out just fine for you.
Why cook the Pork in a Dutch Oven?
Cooking in a Dutch Oven or any heavy-duty cast iron is always better because the heat is more consistent if that makes sense. Cooking in a dutch oven, in general, circulates the heat from all sides on a consistent level meaning you don’t need a lot of energy to make whatever you’re making. Dutch Ovens also hold heat very well. When I made this pulled pork and pulled it out of the oven to cool, I let it sit for almost an hour and when I went to shred the pork it was still hot to the touch!
Overall, this is a simple pulled pork recipe that is perfect for the fall season. You have to top off these sandwiches with a simple and easy coleslaw that I made but added finely chopped Granny Smith apple for a little more sweetness to the sandwiches. You can use your favorite BBQ sauce or try my Strawberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce recipe. This pulled pork recipe makes a ton of pulled pork. Don’t be surprised if you have a ton left. If you do, you can make these easy Pulled Pork Mini Flatbread Pizzas get more usefulness out of the pulled pork. Enjoy!Print