Korean BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich

Korean BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with Sesame Slaw and a Kimchi Sweet Potato Salad

A couple of weeks ago, when I was making the bbq sauce for the bbq chicken with blue cheese slaw wraps it reminded me of another sauce, a gochujang sauce that I have been making for a few years now. This gochujang sauce goes great on things like bibimbap and bibimguksu but it is also a great Korean style bbq sauce. It has all of the bbq sauce elements including spicy heat, sweetness, saltiness and tanginess, not to mention that it is packed with flavour and it has the amazing aroma of sesame. I also realized that I had yet to post about this use of the gochujang sauce.

With the summer here I have been thinking about pick-nick and bbq food a lot and recently I had been thinking of slow roasted, moist and tender pulled pork smothered in a sweet an spicy bbq sauce. With that I knew that it was the perfect time to roast up a pork butt and make some Korean style bbq pulled pork sandwiches. Though, with the heat in the summer I actually prefer to use the slow cooker to cook the pork. With the slow cooker you cannot get those nice crispy charred edges but it is convenient and it even allows you to easily make pulled pork on a weekday. You really can't have a pulled pork sandwich without some slaw so I made some sesame and ginger coleslaw and continuing along with the pick-nick food and Korean flavours themed I made a kimchi sweet potato salad to go along with the sandwiches.

This Korean bbq pulled pork is pretty versatile and you can use it in any number of things from these sandwiches to tacos similar to these Korean short rib tacos inspired by the Kogi tacos of California. Of course the Korean bbq sauce also goes well with shredded chicken.

Korean BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich

(make 8+ servings)
Printable Recipe

1 (3 pound) pork butt
1 cup gochujang bbq sauce
8 buns
2 cups sesame and ginger coleslaw

1. Put the pork in the slow cooker, pour 1/2 cup of the gochujang bbq sauce over it and cook on low heat for 8 hours.
2. Remove the pork from the slow cooker and let it cool.
3. Meanwhile, skim the fat from the juices and mix as much of the juices as you want into the remaining gochujang bbq sauce. Simmer in a sauce pan to reduce if necessary.
4. Shred the pork with a pair of forks and mix in gochujang bbq sauce and juice mixture.
5. Assemble sandwiches and enjoy.

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Cookin' Canuck said...

This is a very enticing variation on a classic sandwich. I love the flavors in this!

Rachael said...

THis looks delicious! It's going in my "Recipes to try" folder for sure!

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

This is one of your best recipes! I love pulled pork and the Korean flavours sound amazing. Pair that with that slaw. I am keeping this recipe for company.

Paula said...

wow, this looks so uncanny!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Marvelous! That looks so devilishly good!



Chiara "Kika" Assi said...

Korean BBQ... yum! What a great idea to reinvent the BBQ pork sandwich with an Asian twist!

Joanne said...

I have a serious pulled pork addiction and this is so going on my list of recipes to try! It's making my mouth water just looking at it!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Sounds delicious. I love bibimbap so if it pairs well with it I'm in. Can't wait to give it a try!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner

Jennifurla said...

pass the plate over hear please!

Claudia said...

Serendipity. Have been searching for a slow-cooker pulled pork recipe that was ineresting - now the Korean Barbecue sauce entices. Looks grand and I shall do it Sunday.

stefania.confidential said...

delizioso il tuo blog :) ciao

HappyTummy said...

i love how you're adapting korean recipes into new, innovative dishes! my husband, who LOVES all manner of korean marinated meat, would definitely enjoy this.

myeverydaybites said...

Beautiful pictures!! Thanks for all your ideas! I'll follow you in Twitter :)

thepseudotarian said...

I almost expected to see asparagus on this sandwhich =)

Ana Powell said...

Another great creation of yours. Well done ♥

Chris said...

But that poor butt was begging to be inside of my smoker ;)

Kay said...

This looks to die for!

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