Pulled Pork on a Pretzel Roll

Looking for a fun way to serve pulled pork?  Grab (or make) pretzel rolls and serve up this Pulled Pork on a Pretzel Roll!

Looking for a fun way to serve pulled pork?  Grab (or make) pretzel rolls and serve up this Pulled Pork on a Pretzel Roll!I recently went down to the basement freezer to pull out a pack of pulled pork for dinner.  However, when I checked the usual spot – nada.  Nothing.  Zip.  Zilch.  Apparently we had already eaten the last pack of pulled pork, and I had neglected to make more.  Oops.  I’m always looking for an excuse to fire up the smoker, though, so the next day I picked up two Boston Butts and got ’em smoking.

Looking for a fun way to serve pulled pork?  Grab (or make) pretzel rolls and serve up this Pulled Pork on a Pretzel Roll!As noted many times before, we keep smaller packs of pulled pork and smoked brisket in the freezer for easy meals.  I love smoked meats in the summer, but there is something especially tasty about smoked meats in the winter.

I usually spend several Autumn weekends smoking a couple Boston Butts and briskets so our freezer is full before the snow begins to fall.  And, yes, technically I could fire up the smoker in the winter.  It would work just fine.  However, the whole shoveling the smoker out from the snow bank isn’t my idea of a good time.

Looking for a fun way to serve pulled pork?  Grab (or make) pretzel rolls and serve up this Pulled Pork on a Pretzel Roll!When I was at the store grabbing the pork shoulders for the smoker, I happened to see a pack of pretzel buns.  I love a good pretzel bun, and I’ve even made them here at home on occasion.  However, I decided to grab a pack of store-bought buns for simplicity.  Back home, I got that pork on the smoker, and we enjoyed this Pulled Pork on a Pretzel Roll for dinner that evening.  (And, yes, the freezer is now stocked with a lot of pulled pork.)

Looking for a fun way to serve pulled pork?  Grab (or make) pretzel rolls and serve up this Pulled Pork on a Pretzel Roll!Pulled Pork on a Pretzel Roll

To be fair, this Pulled Pork on a Pretzel Roll is nearly identical to the way we always make pulled pork sandwiches.  Heat up some pulled pork in a skillet with a bit of water and then add your choice of barbecue sauce.  Pile it up on a bun and top with homemade cole slaw.  The only difference this time was using pretzel rolls instead of traditional burger rolls.

Looking for a fun way to serve pulled pork?  Grab (or make) pretzel rolls and serve up this Pulled Pork on a Pretzel Roll!However, with that said, Laura actually had a great idea for the next night.  We still had pretzel rolls left, and we happened to have a honey mustard BBQ sauce in the pantry.  Mustard pairs well with pretzels, so we decided to open up that jar of sauce.  Amazing!  The pictures here are with traditional BBQ sauce, but I have to say that a good honey mustard sauce might be the way we roll when it comes to future nights of Pulled Pork on a Pretzel Roll.

Looking for a fun way to serve pulled pork?  Grab (or make) pretzel rolls and serve up this Pulled Pork on a Pretzel Roll!No matter what type of barbecue sauce you use, I can assure you that this is one heck of a tasty meal!  Of course, owning a smoker is a key part of this recipe.  If you don’t own a smoker, then you can still make pulled pork in a slow cooker – that recipe uses a tasty Cajun seasoning rub, but you could use the more traditional spice rub listed in the recipe below.  Either way, I hope you enjoy this Pulled Pork on a Pretzel Roll as much as we do.  It makes for a great sandwich no matter the time of year!

Did you make this Pulled Pork on a Pretzel Roll?  Leave a comment, or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog).  I’d love to see your version!

Looking for a fun way to serve pulled pork?  Grab (or make) pretzel rolls and serve up this Pulled Pork on a Pretzel Roll!

Pulled Pork on a Pretzel Roll

Looking for a fun way to serve pulled pork?  Grab (or make) pretzel rolls and serve up this Pulled Pork on a Pretzel Roll!
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Servings: 4 sandwiches
Calories: 477kcal

Ingredients

For the Pulled Pork

  • hickory wood chunks
  • lump charcoal
  • 1 5-7 pound Boston butt (aka pork butt)
  • 2 Tbsp dry mustard
  • ½ Tbsp granulated garlic
  • ½ Tbsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • ¾ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¾ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp kosher salt

For the Sandwiches

  • favorite barbeque sauce
  • pretzel rolls homemade or store-bought
  • prepared coleslaw homemade or store-bought

Instructions

For the Pulled Pork

  • Fill grill/smoker with lump charcoal and wood chunks. Preheat to 225-250°F.
  • Place pork on a large cutting board and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Using a small bowl, add all of the spices for the rub and mix until well combined. Apply rub to all sides of the pork shoulder.
  • Insert probe thermometer into pork, taking care to avoid touching bone.
  • Place pork on grill/smoker and close lid. Periodically check on the temperature of the grill to ensure it stays around 240°F +/- 10°F.
  • Once the pork shoulder reaches an internal temperature of 190°-195°F, remove from grill and wrap in aluminum foil and allow to rest for 1-3 hours. (Note: This step will take ~1-1 ½ hours per pound.)
  • Unwrap pork and place on a large cutting board. Using 2 forks, shred the pork into finer pieces.

For Pulled Pork Sandwiches

  • In a small bowl, add pulled pork and barbecue sauce. Mix until pulled pork is well coated. Add a heaping amount of meat on each pretzel roll.
  • Top with coleslaw and additional barbecue sauce before serving.

Notes

If you don’t have a smoker, you can make pulled pork in a slow cooker using this recipe.
You will have plenty of leftover pulled pork.  It freezes well, or you can use the leftovers to make other fun recipes - check out the links in the post for some ideas!

Looking for a fun way to serve pulled pork?  Grab (or make) pretzel rolls and serve up this Pulled Pork on a Pretzel Roll!

Wondering what other recipes you can make with leftover pulled pork?  Check out these other favorites, too:

North meets South in this tasty Pulled Pork Poutine recipe.  French fries topped with cheese curds, brown gravy and slow-smoked pulled pork make for a delicious appetizer or meal!Pulled Pork Poutine

These Pulled Pork Tostadas are a quick and easy way to break out of the boring dinner routine!Pulled Pork Tostadas

Kick off BBQ season the right way!  These Pulled Pork Totchos are topped with pulled pork, cole slaw and pepper jack queso.  This delicious appetizer will be the hit of the party!Pulled Pork Totchos

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16 Comments

  1. Will be making this soon can i use mushrooms as am a vegan can i use oven as i dont have a grill at home will make your white bbq sauce from your beef brisket sliders i need to find pretzel rolls in Singapore perfect for my after office meals will dm you if i make this and let you know how it goes Thanks Ramya

    1. I bet you could use mushrooms to make a really tasty sandwich, Ramya! I don’t know if you like to bake, but you could make a batch of pretzel rolls at home if they aren’t available in stores there. And that white bbq sauce would be a great addition…good idea!!

      1. Yup i love to bake when am not in the offices working pl make homemade pretzel rolls so i can make it myself Thanks Ramya

  2. 5 stars
    My mouth is literally watering looking at this sandwich! Not just the juicy pulled pork and crunchy coleslaw, but what a great idea to serve it on pretzel rolls for an extra depth of flavor!

  3. 5 stars
    Don’t you just love having food in your freezer like that? We often make soup to freeze and it’s so convenient. Bummer when you were all out! This looks SO good, David, and love how you piled it high on a pretzel roll. Talk about hearty and delicious! This with some fries and I’d be one happy lady!

    1. Yes! I love keeping pulled pork and smoked brisket in the freezer – it means we always have something for dinner even when we forget to think ahead! I hear ya on the fries here, Dawn – nothing beats a good sandwich with fries! 🙂

  4. David, you inspired me to go down to the basement freezer and grab a pack of pulled pork for dinner. But – nada! At all! Then I remembered I’d never made / smoked pulled pork (I don’t have a smoker!), so it wasn’t supposed to be in our freezer. So when you make pulled pork next time, you could ship some haha. Anyway these pretzel rolls look and sound splendid!

    1. Oh no! All out of pulled pork in the freezer? Clearly I need to prepare a shipment up to you guys. 🙂 (Hey, I’m always looking for an excuse to fire up the smoker!)

  5. It is a good thing that it is getting close to dinner time because those the photos of the pulled pork on a pretzel bun have certainly made me hungry. Wish I had all the fixings right now but instead we are having steak sandwiches with mushrooms and onions. Next I’ll try yours and with mustard sauce.

    1. Ah, steak sandwiches with mushrooms and onions is nothing to shake a stick at, Karen! That sounds delicious. But I do recommend trying the pulled pork, pretzel bun and mustard sauce. It’s delicious – and easy if you happen to keep extra pulled pork in the freezer like we do! 🙂

    1. You should totally try the pulled pork + pretzel bun combination sometime, Raymund. It’s a fun way to mix up a classic BBQ sandwich!

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