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    The 30 BEST Pulled Pork Recipes

    Pulled pork… such succulent, melt in your mouth meat. It also takes on a variety of flavors beautifully.

    That’s why we put together this list of easy Pulled Pork Recipes from GypsyPlate and around the internet.

    You’ll find tons of different pulled pork flavor themes including Latin, Cajun, Asian, Italian, and of course good ol’ BBQ. Plus, this Pulled pork recipes list includes a variety of cooking methods.

    So whether you’re looking for an easy weeknight pulled pork recipe or awesome main to take to your next potluck, there’s a great pulled pork recipe here for you. Have fun!

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    The Best Pulled Pork Recipes:

    1. Barbacoa Pork- Mexican Pulled Pork Recipe

    This is Pure Pork Awsomeness! Garlicky, super moist, super tender, super juicy…

    This Barbacoa Style Pork is braised low and slow, simmering for hours in some serious Mexican flavors. And it’s so versatile!

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    2. Pernil- Puerto Rican Pulled Pork

    Pernil is the traditional centerpiece on Puerto Rican Christmas spreads, though variations are also found throughout the Caribbean.

    A whole pork shoulder is marinated in garlic, herbs and other great Latin seasonings overnight, then, it’s slow roasted for hours until the meat is fall off the bone tender, and the skin is amazingly crispy and delicious.

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    3. Carnitas

    This easy Carnitas recipe is just too good. Imagine well seasoned pork that has been slow cooked to tender, succulent perfection, then broiled to add some crisp factor. It’s perfect for tacos, burritos, nachos, bowl meals and more.

    Get the Recipe: Carnitas

    4. Kalua Pork- Hawaiian Style Pulled Pork Recipe

    Kalua Pork is a famous luau style pork, that’s big on flavor and low on effort. This recipe includes instructions for oven, slow cooker and instant pot.

    Juicy, tender, smoky shredded pork that you find almost everywhere in Hawaii, on their classic lunch plates, at their Luaus, family get-togethers and potlucks is just a 3-ingredient wonder!!

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    5. Brunswick Stew

    Brunswick stew is a hearty southern dish that’s perfect for chilly nights. It’s loaded with pullled pork and other meats, veggies and great seasonings.

    And best of all, it’s super easy. Only a few minutes of hands on time is all it takes.

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    6. Cochon de Lait

    Cochon de Lait is a delicious pulled pork recipe from Louisiana. Traditionally, it was an all day pig roast event for a crowd. This recipe gives you crockpot and instant pot methods.

    As with so many other varieties of pulled pork, the meat cooks till it’s melt in your mouth tender.

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    7. Eggs Cochon

    There is nothing more classic for breakfast or brunch than eggs benedict, and this New Orleans variation is amazing.

    Fresh buttermilk biscuits are topped with cochon de lait, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. So good!

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    8. Cuban Mojo Pork

    Mojo is a Cuban garlic and citrus marinade that adds a ton of flavor. This Mojo pulled pork is so tender and flavorful. Serve with black beans and rice for the ultimate Latin feast.

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    9. Pulled Pork Gyros

    These Pulled Pork Gyros are simply awesome, made with a homemade Greek seasoning blend and homemade tzatziki sauce!

    Make a big batch of pork, you’re going to want these all week!

    Get the Recipe @ daringgourmet

    10. Brown Sugar Balsamic Pulled Pork

    Here is a really simple Brown Sugar Balsamic Pulled Pork recipe that is super easy to make.

    This pulled pork is absolutely amazing, and will be the hit of the dinner table.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    11. Pulled Pork Pizza

    BBQ Pizza with Pulled Pork is a fantastic way to use up leftover pulled pork. When you get tired of sandwiches and bowl meals, give this pizza a try!

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    12. Smoked Pulled Pork

    Fire up those smokers, this Smoked Pulled Pork takes a long time, but it will be worth the wait when you start to shred this super flavorful meat.

    Get the Recipe @ houseofnasheats

    13. Pulled Pork Burrito Bowls

    Burrito bowls are a great way to use up leftover pulled pork, or any meat for that matter. This recipe shows you how to assemble the perfect bowl, with all the right fixings.

    Get the Recipe @ sweetpeasandsaffron

    14. Cafe Rio Sweet Pulled Pork

    This Cafe Rio Sweet Pulled Pork recipe is full of delicious flavor, just like the restaurant! It’s a versatile recipe, and goes great in tacos, burritos, bowls and more.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    15. Asian Caramel Pulled Pork

    Not only is this Asian caramel slow cooker pulled pork super delicious, but it’s also super tender.

    The pork is smothered in a savory, addicting, sweet, and spicy sauce that’s made from coconut milk, chili sauce, soy sauce and more!

    Get the Recipe @ carlsbadcravings

    16. Pulled Pork Quesadillas

    Quesadillas are a fun family dinner idea. If you have leftover pulled pork, it makes the perfect stuffing for these quesadillas, along with cheese and veggies.

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    17. Italian Pulled Pork Ragu

    Ragu is a rich, thick meat sauce enhanced by tomatoes, red wine and herbs.

    It’s a hearty sauce that goes with a variety of pasta shapes. This is one that is best when cooked a long time.

    Get the Recipe @ skinnytaste

    18. Guinness Pulled Pork

    You’re going to love this Guinness Pulled Pork, which only requires a few ingredients but doesn’t lack any flavor. It’s great in sliders, on salads, or whatever way you can think of.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    19. BBQ Pulled Pork Fried Mac and Cheese Bites

    These BBQ Pulled Pork Fried Mac and Cheese Bites are the ideal comfort food!

    Delicious, cheesy mac and cheese mixed with flavorful pulled pork is formed into bite size balls, coated with spiced panko then deep fried until crispy, crunchy and golden.

    These delicious balls are the perfect appetizer for parties or game days.

    Get the Recipe @ thechunkychef

    20. Smoked Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps

    These Smoked Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps are a satisfying, yet low carb weeknight meal with smoky flavors.

    Lettuce wraps are a great way to use up leftovers, and add more vegetables to your diet. This recipe makes delicious wraps, which the whole family will love.

    Get the Recipe @ vindulge

    21. Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

    In a hurry? Your instant pot is here to help!

    This pulled pork is so tender and flavorful. Goes great on sliders or on it’s own with a side of corn and coleslaw.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    22. Momofuku Bossam

    Korean Momofuku Bossam is a perfect win for dinner parties. It looks impressive, is simple to make, fun to eat and is amazingly delicious.

    It’s a deliciously amazing slow cooked pork with a beautiful crispy crust served in lettuce cups. Your guests will surely rave about it.

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    23. Pulled Pork King Ranch Casseroles

    Pulled Pork King Ranch Casserole – layers of corn tortillas, a creamy pulled pork mixture, and cheese make this recipe a real winner. The classic Texas casserole never tasted so good.

    Get the Recipe @ spicysouthernkitchen

    24. Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

    This tender and delicious Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork is the perfect main dish for a potluck. All you need is some buns and everyone can pile them high with this succulent pork.

    Get the Recipe @ wellplated

    25. Cochinita Pibil

    Cochinita Pibil is a traditional Mexican pork cooked with a flavorful sauce with orange and lime juice, along with achiote paste.

    Serve it in tacos, burritos, quesadillas, enchiladas, and more!

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    26. Pulled Pork Nachos

    Pulled Pork Nachos are one of our favorite leftover pulled pork recipes. They’re so quick to whip up, and are sure to be a hit.

    Plan ahead, and you can have these ready for your next game day party.

    Get the Recipe @ simplywhisked

    27. Indian Style Pulled Pork

    This Indian Style Pulled Pork recipe is extremely delicious and flavorful. The slow cooked pork shoulder is roasted in an Indian spiced tomato sauce. It’s a unique pulled pork recipe that delivers on flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ myheartbeets

    28. Pulled Pork Loaded Baked Potatoes

    Pulled Pork Loaded Baked Potatoes are a great use for leftover pulled pork, and make a cozy comfort food. Top with cheese and sour cream and you have one tasty meal.

    Get the Recipe @ butteryourbiscuit

    29. Caribbean Jerk Pulled Pork

    Caribbean Jerk Pulled Pork is an easy slow cooker recipe that we love. Jamaican jerk sauce is intensely flavorful, and pairs great with the fresh pineapple salsa. Assemble everything inside a bun and relish it.

    Get the Recipe @ slowcookergourmet

    30. Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    Your favorite Grilled Cheese sandwich just got leveled up! This sandwich may be the most delicious option yet for your leftover pulled pork.

    Don’t count the calories, just enjoy!

    Get the Recipe @ thecookierookie

    So there you go, thirty easy and delicious pulled pork recipes. Which one will you bring to your next potluck?

    Pin or bookmark this collection of great recipes so you always know where to find it. And be sure to subscribe to GypsyPlate, we’re always cooking up new easy recipes for you!

    Check out these other great recipe collections:
    Grilling Recipes
    Pork Chop Recipes
    Pork Loin Recipes
    Taco Recipes
    Crockpot Recipes
    Potluck Ideas
    BBQ Sides

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    The 30 BEST Pulled Pork Recipes

    These Pulled Pork Recipes are great for easy and versatile weeknight dinners, as well as budget friendly potluck mains. Have leftovers? Make this hearty stew:


    • Tbsp butter
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 2 cups frozen corn
    • 2 cups frozen lima beans
    • 1.5 cups frozen okra
    • 1 14oz can diced tomatoes
    • 4 cups chicken broth
    • 1 cup barbecue sauce
    • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    • 1-2 tsp hot sauce
    • 1 tsp ground black pepper
    • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
    • 2 cups cooked pulled pork
    • 2 cups cooked pulled chicken
    • 2 cups cooked beef brisket


      1. Heat butter in a large soup pot over medium high heat. Add chopped onion and sauté until it starts to brown up.
      2. Add in garlic, stir and cook 1-2 minutes.
      3. Add remaining ingredients: tomatoes, chicken stock, worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, barbecue sauce, pepper, cayenne and meats. Mix well.
      4. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 30-40 minutes.

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