Grilled Shredded Pork Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Grill: 3-1/2 hours + standing


16 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Pork shoulder roast is rubbed with seasonings and grilled, creating a crispy exterior that's lip-smacking good! The meat is delicious by itself but can also be topped with your favorite barbecue sauce. —Amanda McLemore, Maryville, Tennessee
Grilled Shredded Pork Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 teaspoons each white pepper, paprika and black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon each onion powder, garlic powder and cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 boneless pork shoulder roast (4 to 5 pounds)
  • 16 hard rolls, split
  • Barbecue sauce, optional


  1. Combine seasonings; rub over roast. Prepare grill for indirect heat, using a drip pan with 1 in. of water. Grill roast, covered, over medium-low heat for 3-1/2 to 4 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. When cool enough to handle, shred meat with 2 forks. Spoon 1/2 cup onto each bun; serve with barbecue sauce if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich (calculated without barbecue sauce): 354 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 454mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 medium-fat meat, 2 starch.