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Chipotle BBQ Pork Sandwiches

“I first made these for a summer barbecue with guests who love traditional BBQ pork sandwiches but wanted something lighter. They loved these and didn’t miss the extra calories one bit. Crunchy coleslaw tames the heat!” —Priscilla Yee, Concord, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Grill: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound)
  • 1-1/2 cups coleslaw mix
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons Miracle Whip Light
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 hamburger buns, split


  • In a small bowl, combine the barbecue sauce, honey and peppers. Set aside 1/4 cup until serving.
  • Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Prepare grill for indirect heat, using a drip pan.
  • Place pork over drip pan and grill, covered, over indirect medium-hot heat for 20-25 minutes or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°), basting occasionally with remaining barbecue sauce. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.
  • Meanwhile, combine the coleslaw mix, sour cream, Miracle Whip Light and mustard. Brush cut sides of buns with reserved barbecue sauce. Cut pork into 1/4-in. slices; place on bun bottoms. Top with coleslaw and bun tops.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 337 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 753mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.

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  • cutepockets
    Jul 28, 2013

    My husband and I really liked this recipe. It has a slight kick to it, and the coleslaw is a great compliment to the spice.

  • hbaseley
    May 20, 2012

    I should add I use Marie's prepared coleslaw dressing, instead of preparing as directed. I don't care for miracle whip, and don't have it on hand, so I can't comment on the coleslaw in this recipe.

  • hbaseley
    May 20, 2012

    This is so good, I threw out my tried and true high-fat pulled pork recipe. It's crave worth without all the guilt. Love it!

  • ldeeb
    Jul 20, 2011

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  • hbaseley
    Mar 19, 2011

    A favorite! I ended up throwing out my pulled pork recipe, since the flavor is similar and this is much healthier! We eat this often.

  • hbaseley
    Aug 7, 2010

    Great recipe!

  • ToniHudson
    Jul 3, 2010

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  • linsvin
    Mar 30, 2010

    This turned out sooo moist...cut it much thinner though. Remove the seeds in the peppers. I suggest doubling, it's THAT good!!!

  • mingerj
    Jan 2, 2010

    Fantasticly delicious and easy! The only thing I would do next time is make double the recipe for left overs. My family couldn't get enough!

  • mjohns623
    Nov 7, 2009

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