This Bourbon BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich recipe is a perfect choice for a special occasion or a weekend BBQ party. The rich flavor of the bourbon whiskey adds a depth of flavor to the pork, and the sweet and tangy BBQ sauce ties everything together. This sandwich is easy to make and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.


  • 4 pounds pork shoulder or butt, trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup bourbon whiskey
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Hamburger buns, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  2. In a large Dutch oven or oven-safe pot, heat some oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic, and cook until they are softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the ketchup, bourbon whiskey, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper to the pot. Stir to combine.
  4. Add the pork shoulder or butt to the pot and spoon the sauce over the top. Cover the pot and place it in the oven.
  5. Cook the pork for about 4-5 hours, or until it is fork-tender and easily shreds with a fork.
  6. Once the pork is done, remove it from the pot and place it on a cutting board. Let it cool for a few minutes, then shred it with two forks.
  7. Return the shredded pork to the pot with the sauce and stir to coat the pork in the sauce.
  8. To serve, place some of the pulled pork on a hamburger bun and top with additional BBQ sauce, if desired.


  • You can make the BBQ sauce ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • If you don't have bourbon whiskey, you can substitute it with another type of whiskey or omit it altogether.
  • For an extra smoky flavor, try using smoked salt or adding a few drops of liquid smoke to the BBQ sauce.


This Bourbon BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich recipe is a delicious and easy way to elevate your next BBQ party or special occasion. The rich flavor of the bourbon whiskey and the sweet and tangy BBQ sauce make this sandwich a crowd-pleaser, and it's easy to make in a Dutch oven or oven-safe pot. Don't be afraid to experiment with different types of whiskey or BBQ sauce to make this recipe your own.

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