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Chipotle BBQ Pork Sandwiches Recipe

Chipotle BBQ Pork Sandwiches Recipe

“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. YIELD: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


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the barbecue sauce, honey and peppers. Set aside 1/4 cup until serving.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 4040228 144739
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3311639 100437
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3311639 125686
Reviewed 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!"

hbaseley User ID: 3311639 106254
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3311639 116452
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2010

"Great recipe!"

linsvin User ID: 1584655 184204
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3462979 165780
Reviewed 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!"

vanstrdl User ID: 4150904 125663
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2009

"Outstanding! I really enjoy chipotle peppers and this sandwich with the heat of the chipotles & the crunchy cool of the coleslaw mix was a real winner. Excellent. I will absolutely be enjoying this again! Thanks!!"

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