Dutch Oven Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hours


8 servings

Updated: Jul. 28, 2023
These fabulous Dutch-oven pulled pork sandwiches have a sweet, tangy flavor. If you want a smokier taste, add a little liquid smoke to the pulled pork before returning it to the Dutch oven. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Dutch Oven Pulled Pork Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 boneless pork sirloin roast (2 pounds)
  • 8 seeded hamburger buns, split


  1. In a Dutch oven, combine the first 6 ingredients; add the pork. Spoon some of the sauce over pork. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, until meat is tender, 3-4 hours.
  2. Remove meat; shred with 2 forks. Return to pan and heat through. Spoon 1/2 cup meat mixture onto each bun.

Dutch-Oven Pulled Pork Sandwich Tips

What is the best cut of meat for pulled pork?

Out of all the differenttypes of pork, the best cut of meat for pulled pork is from the shoulder. There are two main cuts from the shoulder that you can try: butt (top of pork shoulder) and picnic (bottom of pork shoulder).

Can you overcook pulled pork?

Yes, you can overcook pulled pork. Dutch-oven recipes, like this one, should be checked every now and again to ensure that they're not at risk for being overcooked (or undercooked for that matter). Using a meat thermometer is the easiest way to tell if your pork is cooked to perfection. The optimal temperature of pork is 145 degrees Fahrenheit. And yes, it's OK if your pork meat is pink.

How do you shred pulled pork?

You can shred pulled pork by using 2 forks and pulling the tender meat apart. It's really that simple! If you have leftover shredded pulled pork, look to these pulled pork recipes for inspiration on how to put your leftovers to good use.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 357 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 771mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein.