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This Keto BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich is perfect for backyard barbecues! It’s sweet and tangy and has all the fixings. You won’t even know it’s low carb!

Keto BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich on parchment paper with scallions and pickles

Okay, there’s no question here that a good BBQ pulled pork sandwich is a staple in the American diet. No matter who you are or where you’re from, pulled pork sandwiches are the common denominator that brings us all together! Whether you’re keto or not, BBQ pulled pork sandwiches are for you.

Keto BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich on parchment paper with scallions and pickles

How to make pulled pork sandwiches 

Making pulled pork sandwiches is simple! Be sure to follow our recipe for Low Carb BBQ Pulled Pork, and the rest is cake! Once you’ve prepared the BBQ pulled pork, just follow our Keto BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich recipe below, and your masterpiece is done!

All you need is – 

First, toast the bread slices under the broiler until golden brown. Next, spread the pork on top of one slice of toasted bread, and top with the cheese.

Then, broil until the cheese is melted. Finally, sprinkle the scallion and black pepper on top, and sink your teeth into meaty, cheesy goodness!

Pro tip: Whip up a batch of our Homemade Sugar Free BBQ Sauce for serving with this sandwich for dipping (yum).

Keto BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich on parchment paper with scallions and pickles

Is pork keto friendly?

Absolutely! Pork is about as keto friendly as it gets! Pork is a low-carb, high-protein food that brings us some good fats too! What to watch out for when making/eating BBQ pulled pork sandwiches is the BBQ sauce and bread, which can be filled with carbs and sugar and not friendly to us on keto. 

Lucky for you, we’ve developed our own recipes for both Sugar Free BBQ Sauce and Homemade White Bread! Use these recipes with your BBQ pulled pork sandwich to enjoy the sweet and savoriness that we love about BBQ sauce and white bread without all the crazy added sugars! 

Can pork loin be used for pulled pork?

Yes, you can use pork loin to make BBQ pulled pork, but it likely won’t yield the best results as far as shredding goes. We recommend using pork butt as our preferred cut of meat because it is fattier and more flavorful than pork loin.

Pork butt and pork shoulder have more fat marbling than pork loin, which make them the perfect cuts for tender, fall-apart dishes such as pulled pork sandwiches!

Keto BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich on parchment paper with scallions and pickles

Can I use pork loin instead of pork shoulder?

Using pork loin instead of pork shoulder is definitely not recommended when making pulled pork sandwiches. Your pork will be lackin the flavor and shredding quality that is desired of “pulled pork” because it is a leaner cut of meat. The preferred pork shoulder is a more heavily marbled cut of meat, making it more flavorful and easier to shred. 

Will a pork tenderloin shred?

Pork tenderloin definitely isn’t the best choice when you’re looking to shred the meat. Pork tenderloin is a much leaner cut of meat than pork butt, making it tougher, dryer, and more difficult to shred. It is better roasted or baked than used to make pulled pork sandwiches. 

Keto BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich on parchment paper with scallions and pickles

What do you serve with pulled pork?

When it comes to BBQ, the most classic side dish is of course coleslaw! Whip yourself up a low carb coleslaw to serve with your pulled pork sandwich for a classic southern dish. Lucky for you, we have lots of other keto friendly sides to serve with pulled pork sandwiches!

Serve your BBQ pulled pork sandwich with dishes like our keto crispy baked zucchini fries, low carb garlic butter cauliflower mash, or our balsamic glazed asparagus with bacon. Yeah, yum. 

Regardless of what you serve with it, your BBQ pulled pork sandwich will be the star of the show!

Can you overcook pork in a slow cooker?

It’s pretty difficult to overcook pork in a slow cooker, but it can be done if you’re really not paying attention. Your pork will be done cooking when the meat begins to fall apart easily when pulled apart with a fork. If you leave the pork in the slow cooker for too long, it may become mushy and you could lose your desired texture. 

Keto BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich on parchment paper with scallions and pickles

Can you freeze pulled pork?

Oh you’re damn right you can. Make sure you make extra of our Low Carb BBQ Pulled Pork because this sandwich is a great way to use leftovers! To freeze your pulled pork, first allow it to cool to room temperature.

Then, put your leftovers in freezer bags, making sure to leave at least one inch of extra space to allow for expansion of the pork during freezing. Date your freezer bags and keep your pulled pork in the freezer for 2-3 months. Enjoy your delicious pulled pork sandwiches for months!

Try these other delicious, meaty keto recipes!

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Pulled BBQ Beef – The Keto Queens

Slow Cooker Pork Butt – The Keto Queens

Keto BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich on parchment paper with scallions and pickles

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Keto BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich on parchment paper with scallions and pickles

Keto BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich

This Keto BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich is perfect for backyard barbecues! It's sweet and tangy and has all the fixings. You won't even know it's low carb!
4.84 from 6 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 (1/2 sandwich is a serving size)
Calories: 242kcal
Author: Faith

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Toast the bread slices under the broiler until golden brown.
  • Spread the pork on top of 1 slice of toasted bread, and top with the cheese.
  • Broil until the cheese is melted. Sprinkle the scallion and black pepper on top.
  • Serve.

Notes

Whip up a batch of our Homemade Sugar Free BBQ Sauce for serving with this sandwich for dipping (yum).
For a real Southern classic, whip up a low carb coleslaw to serve alongside this Pulled Pork Sandwich!

Nutrition

Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 84IU | Calcium: 105mg
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