Pulled pork burger recipe

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Why choose pulled pork burgers?

Pulled pork burgers are a delicious and hearty dish known for their tender, flavourful pork and tangy, savoury sauce. Perfect for any occasion, these burgers are ideal for both weeknight dinners and special family gatherings. Our pulled pork burger recipe combines top-quality pork from Grange Meat Co. with a blend of simple, flavourful ingredients, including a unique twist with Coca-Cola in the slow cooker, resulting in a dish that is both easy to prepare and irresistibly delicious.

Selecting the right ingredients

The success of your pulled pork burgers hinges on the quality of the components. For the best results, start with premium pork from Grange Meat Co. Here's what you'll need for your pulled pork burger recipe:

  • Pork shoulder: Opt for a piece of pork shoulder from Grange Meat Co., known for its tenderness and rich flavour.
  • Coca-Cola: Adds a unique sweetness and helps tenderise the pork.
  • BBQ Sauce: Your favourite barbecue sauce for flavouring the pulled pork.
  • Buns: Soft burger buns to hold the pulled pork.
  • Coleslaw: A tangy and crunchy topping for the burgers.
  • Spices: Paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper for seasoning.
  • Salt: Essential for seasoning.


  • 1.5 kg pork shoulder
  • 1 can (330 mL) Coca-Cola
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 8 soft burger buns
  • 2 cups coleslaw
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt, to taste

Here's a step-by-step guide to making pulled pork burgers:

  1. Prepare your ingredients

Begin by trimming any excess fat from the pork shoulder. Pat it dry with paper towels.

  1. Season the pork

Rub the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and salt all over the pork shoulder, ensuring it is evenly coated.

  1. Cook the pork

Place the seasoned pork shoulder in a slow cooker. Pour the Coca-Cola over the pork. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours, or until the pork is tender and easily shredded.

  1. Shred the pork

Remove the pork shoulder from the slow cooker and place it on a large cutting board. Using two forks, shred the pork into bite-sized pieces.

  1. Mix with BBQ sauce

Return the shredded pork to the slow cooker and stir in the BBQ sauce. Cook on low for an additional 30 minutes, allowing the flavours to meld.

  1. Assemble the burgers

Lightly toast the burger buns. Place a generous amount of pulled pork on the bottom half of each bun, top with coleslaw, and cover with the top half of the bun.

  1. Serve

Serve your pulled pork burgers with a side of fries, potato salad, or a fresh green salad for a complete and satisfying meal.


Tips for tender pulled pork

  • Slow-cooking the pork ensures ultimate tenderness for easy shredding
  • The addition of Coca-Cola not only helps to tenderise the meat, but adds a unique flavour profile that pairs beautifully with the smokey BBQ sauce. 

Perfect pairings for pulled pork burgers

Pulled pork burgers pair wonderfully with a variety of sides. Try serving them with crispy fries, creamy potato salad, or a refreshing green salad. For an added touch of flavour, offer extra BBQ sauce on the side.

Can I freeze pulled pork for later use?

Yes, you can freeze pulled pork for later use. Allow the pulled pork to cool completely after cooking. Transfer it to an airtight container or freezer-safe bag, removing as much air as possible to prevent freezer burn. Label with the date and freeze for up to 3 months. To reheat, thaw the pulled pork in the refrigerator overnight. Warm it gently on the stovetop or in the microwave, adding a bit of BBQ sauce or broth if needed to maintain moisture. Freezing pulled pork is a convenient way to have a delicious meal ready whenever you need it.

What toppings go well with pulled pork burgers?

Pulled pork burgers pair well with a variety of toppings to enhance their flavour and texture. Coleslaw is a classic choice, adding a crunchy and tangy contrast to the tender, savoury pork. Pickles, red onion slices, and jalapeños add a zesty kick, while melted cheese provides a creamy, rich element. Additionally, you can top your burger with fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley for a burst of freshness. Experiment with different combinations to find your favourite pulled pork burger toppings.

Now that you know how to make pulled pork burgers using quality ingredients from Grange Meat Co., you’re all set to impress at your next family dinner. This pulled pork burger recipe promises a delightful experience with each tender, flavourful bite. Enjoy the process and the meal!