This sandwich is the King for anyone that loves BBQ. The golden crown of cole slaw over slow smoked pulled pork and BBQ sauce will leave your fingers sticky, your face covered in sauce and your taste buds singing. Smoking a pork butt is time intensive, but not difficult. Because of the time involved in smoking I usually do a big batch at at time which leaves me with a lot of meat to get through. The King Pulled Pork Sandwich is one of the things we really look forward to after smoking because the pork is easy to freeze and reheat in small batches without losing too much taste, which makes it prime for sandwiches.
The sandwich gets it’s name from the golden crown of cole slaw and the fact that this is a hard sandwich to beat in the taste department. In the recipe for the cole slaw I omitted one of my favorite ingredients, chipotle powder. This gives it some spice to kick things up a notch, but I recognize that not everyone wants that kind of heat with their sandwich.
Another nice touch is to lightly toast the hamburger buns with a little butter in the broiler before assembling the sandwiches. The toasting will help the bun hold up a little bit better against all the sauce.