August 19, 2013

Caribbean Pulled Pork Sandwich

Spicy pulled pork topped with a bright mango-peach salsa, a fried egg and served on a fresh pretzel bun.

All I can say is WOW! Spicy pulled pork topped with a bright mango-peach salsa, a fried egg and served on a fresh pretzel bun.

Oh my gosh, you guys. This sandwich. This saaaaaaaaaandwich. All I can say is WOW. Kevin took one bite, closed his eyes, groaned, and said, “Can we have this again tomorrow night?” I knew right away it was a keeper. And I had to share it with you. It’s surprisingly quick and easy to throw together and a great way to use up leftovers. Double win.

This sandwich features a spicy, flavorful pulled pork, topped with a bright mango-peach salsa that’s a little bit sweet and a little bit spicy, and finished off with a sunny-side up fried egg — all sandwiched on a buttery, toasted pretzel bun.

All I can say is WOW! Spicy pulled pork topped with a bright mango-peach salsa, a fried egg and served on a fresh pretzel bun.

It’s perfect for dinner, a triumph for brunch, decadent for lunch, and totally appropriate for breakfast. Basically, you can eat it for any meal of the day. Which is a glorious thing.

Caribbean Pulled Pork Sandwiches. Spicy pulled pork topped with a sweet mango-peach salsa, a runny fried egg and served on a buttery pretzel bun. He took one bite and said, “Can we have this again tomorrow night?”

It’s also a wonderful way to use up leftover pulled pork. If you’re planning to make our Perfect Pulled Pork recipe for Labor Day — which I highly recommend that you do! — It’s tried and true, and one of our all-time most popular recipes here on Kevin & Amanda’s Recipes. Did you know if you Google “pulled pork recipe” ours is one of the first to come up? Even Google loves it! We can’t go anywhere without friends requesting we bring this perfect pulled pork. Anyway, if you’re planning to make it, here’s what you can do if you have leftovers the next day. Make this sandwich. As soon as possible. Swoon!

All I can say is WOW! Spicy pulled pork topped with a bright mango-peach salsa, a fried egg and served on a fresh pretzel bun.

Pulled pork is one of those things that freezes SO well. We always have some pulled pork in the freezer for those “What are we going to have for dinner??” nights. Here’s how I like to reheat ours.

All I can say is WOW! Spicy pulled pork topped with a bright mango-peach salsa, a fried egg and served on a fresh pretzel bun.

I thaw it, then add it to a skillet over medium heat, and pour in just enough chicken broth until it’s moistened.

All I can say is WOW! Spicy pulled pork topped with a bright mango-peach salsa, a fried egg and served on a fresh pretzel bun.

This is about a pound of pulled pork and a cup of broth.

All I can say is WOW! Spicy pulled pork topped with a bright mango-peach salsa, a fried egg and served on a fresh pretzel bun.

I also sprinkle in a generous heaping of leftover seasoning rub. At least a tablespoon. Let that simmer over medium to medium low heat while you prepare the other ingredients for the sandwich.

All I can say is WOW! Spicy pulled pork topped with a bright mango-peach salsa, a fried egg and served on a fresh pretzel bun.

Pulled pork on a pretzel bun is a triumph. These soft, delicious, pretzely buns send this sandwich over the moon! I found them at Earthfare, our local “whole foods / health foods” type grocery store, baked fresh from their bakery. I am in love with them. Seriously, I just want to eat them all day.

All I can say is WOW! Spicy pulled pork topped with a bright mango-peach salsa, a fried egg and served on a fresh pretzel bun.

Especially when they’re buttery and toasty. Arrange the buns on a baking sheet.

All I can say is WOW! Spicy pulled pork topped with a bright mango-peach salsa, a fried egg and served on a fresh pretzel bun.

Slather with plenty of softened butter.

All I can say is WOW! Spicy pulled pork topped with a bright mango-peach salsa, a fried egg and served on a fresh pretzel bun.

And place under the broiler of your oven until just brown and toasty. It happens quickly, so keep an eye on them the whole time. Remove and set aside.

All I can say is WOW! Spicy pulled pork topped with a bright mango-peach salsa, a fried egg and served on a fresh pretzel bun.

Next, we’ll make the eggs. Here’s my quick and easy method for sunny-side up fried eggs with the yellow yolk on top and NO flipping!

Add a pat of butter to a small, non-stick skillet over medium heat.

All I can say is WOW! Spicy pulled pork topped with a bright mango-peach salsa, a fried egg and served on a fresh pretzel bun.

When the butter gets foamy (like above) crack in an egg.

All I can say is WOW! Spicy pulled pork topped with a bright mango-peach salsa, a fried egg and served on a fresh pretzel bun.

Cover and cook for 2-3 mins over medium heat. If the yolk starts to turn white and opaque, remove from the pan immediately. Transfer the egg to a plate and place in a warm oven (it should still be warm from broiling the buns) to keep warm while you repeat with the remaining eggs. They’ll still good! Don’t worry! :) You can also cook multiple eggs at the same time, remove to a plate, and cut apart.

All I can say is WOW! Spicy pulled pork topped with a bright mango-peach salsa, a fried egg and served on a fresh pretzel bun.

As soon as the eggs are done, it’s time to build our sandwich! Start with the bottom bun…

All I can say is WOW! Spicy pulled pork topped with a bright mango-peach salsa, a fried egg and served on a fresh pretzel bun.

Top with a slice of cheddar cheese.

All I can say is WOW! Spicy pulled pork topped with a bright mango-peach salsa, a fried egg and served on a fresh pretzel bun.

Add a layer of simmering pulled pork…

All I can say is WOW! Spicy pulled pork topped with a bright mango-peach salsa, a fried egg and served on a fresh pretzel bun.

Then the top with the fresh-from-the-skillet eggs and mango-peach salsa.

All I can say is WOW! Spicy pulled pork topped with a bright mango-peach salsa, a fried egg and served on a fresh pretzel bun.

I used this Mango Peach salsa from Sabra.

All I can say is WOW! Spicy pulled pork topped with a bright mango-peach salsa, a fried egg and served on a fresh pretzel bun.

I love this salsa more than life itself. I love it even more than regular salsa. I’m obsessed. It’s sweet and flavorful and has just a hint of spice that’s absolutely fabulous. It’s glorious on salty tortilla chips, but would also be amazing with sweet cinnamon sugar tortilla chips! It works for everything.

Put it on top of grilled salmon for an easy, 2-ingredient dinner like Maria from Two Peas and Their Pod did. Or put it on top of french bread with hummus and roasted chicken for a quick and easy Bruschetta appetizer like Jenny from Picky Palate did.

And here, it adds the perfect amount of sweet and spice to our perfect pulled pork.

All I can say is WOW! Spicy pulled pork topped with a bright mango-peach salsa, a fried egg and served on a fresh pretzel bun.

Top everything with that last warm, buttery pretzel bun and you are in sandwich heaven.

All I can say is WOW! Spicy pulled pork topped with a bright mango-peach salsa, a fried egg and served on a fresh pretzel bun.

*groans*

All I can say is WOW! Spicy pulled pork topped with a bright mango-peach salsa, a fried egg and served on a fresh pretzel bun.

Now crack that baby open. You gotta try this one guys.

Caribbean Pulled Pork Sandwich


1 lb pulled pork
1 cup chicken broth
1-2 tablespoons Perfect Pulled Pork Dry Rub (or your favorite seasoning rub)
6 pretzel buns (or hamburger buns)
1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, softened
6 eggs
salt and pepper
6 slices cheddar cheese
1 1/4 cup Sabra Mango Peach Salsa


1. Add pulled pork, broth, and dry rub to a large skillet over medium heat. Stir gently to combine and simmer over medium low heat until heated through and ready to serve.

2. Arrange pretzel buns opened with the inner side facing up on a baking sheet. Slather generously with butter and broil in the oven until just golden and toasted. Remove and set aside.

3. Add a pat of butter to a small, nonstick skillet. When the butter starts to foam, crack in an egg. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook for 2-3 mins over medium heat. If the yolk starts to turn white and opaque, remove from the pan immediately. Transfer the egg to a plate and place in a warm, off oven to keep warm while you repeat with the remaining eggs. Alternatively, you can cook multiple eggs at the same time, remove to a plate, and cut apart.

To Build the Sandwich

Add the bottom bun to a plate and top with the following layers:

Cheddar cheese
pulled pork
fried egg
salsa
Top Bun

Makes 6 sandwiches. Serve and enjoy!! :)

 



Make for: Breakfast, Dinner / Main Dish
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30 Comments



 
 

1
Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking August 19, 2013 at 6:19 am

These look phenomenal! I have your pulled pork recipe on my to do list for this week. Also, your text message conversation about trying to find pretzel buns was hilarious.

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Becca from It's Yummi August 19, 2013 at 6:41 am

OMGawwwwsh, Amanda! These look SO good! I had NO idea that pulled pork was freezable, but I’m thrilled that it is, because it’s a favorite meal of ours. Thanks for the great recipe!

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Leslie Horton August 19, 2013 at 6:43 am

Amanda, these look aaaaaahhhhhmazing! Right up my alley. I currently have left over pulled pork in my freezer that I’ve moved a zillion times to make room for other things thinking,”Why the heck am I keeping this? I’m never gonna use it.” Well, it looks like I am. I just need to get my mitts on some pretzel buns. Thoroughly enjoyed your text-rant about the buns the other day. Sounds quite like something I would do. I lived in Charlotte, NC a few years ago. Shortly after moving in we had a huge house-fly issue from the doors being constantly open during the move. Days later I was looking for fly swatters EVERYWHERE. During one of my excursions I asked an employee at Walmart if he could point me in the direction of the fly swatters. To which he replied, ” You want fly sweaters?” I was literally speechless. I’m in Michigan now and there’s a great family owned market down the street with a fabulous bakery so I’m hoping they have them. Sorry for the long-winded comment. I so thoroughly enjoy your blog (working up the nerve to start my own soon….. hopefully). Enjoy your vacation in Florida.

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kellym August 19, 2013 at 6:58 am

these look really good. when you freeze your leftover port do you freeze in 1lb. portions?

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shelly (cookies and cups) August 19, 2013 at 7:10 am

You totally knocked this out of the park! I can’t wait to make these… I bet that salsa is perfect on it :)

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lorip August 19, 2013 at 7:20 am

This recipe looks amazing!! Love your step by step instructions & photos!! Gonna try this AFTER I make your pulled pork recipe!!

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Tieghan August 19, 2013 at 7:37 am

These are awesome!! I love, love, love them!! Eggs make everything better and that peach salsa is amazing!

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Anele @ Success Along the Weigh August 19, 2013 at 7:40 am

What a shame…I just HAPPENED to buy a pork roast for the first time in months yesterday. Pretzel buns will get picked up tonight. YUM!!!!

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Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective August 19, 2013 at 8:04 am

Amazing-looking sandwich!! :)

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carrian August 19, 2013 at 8:10 am

Amanda, I’m sooo all over this. Between this sandwich and my Brazilian burger from last week I think we are meant to be friends.

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Leah August 19, 2013 at 8:14 am

This looks really delicious! BTW, I just googled “pulled pork recipe” and there are 4 recipes before yours (2 from AllRecipes, 1 from Food Network, and one from Chow). Just thought you might want to know! I’m sure your recipe is great though.

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Jenn August 19, 2013 at 8:22 am

Behold the elusive pretzel buns! Glad you found them.

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Bev @ Bev Cooks August 19, 2013 at 9:53 am

O.
M.
G.

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Madison August 19, 2013 at 10:20 am

YES! and those pretzels buns look like the perfect combo for this! cannot wait to try this out.

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Jaclyn August 19, 2013 at 10:27 am

These look way too good!! The pretzel bun, the pork, the egg, the cheese and the salsa, amazing! And crazy I was just eating that mango peach salsa last night, the first time I’ve tried it and it was delicious!

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Life with Kaishon August 19, 2013 at 10:36 am

Pretzel buns really are all the rage this season. My kids and husband didn’t like them too much the first time we tried. Maybe we will try again : ).

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Cookbook Queen August 19, 2013 at 11:16 am

This is a thing of beauty!! I have GOT to try that pulled pork!!!

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M.C.@ ThousandStoryKitchen August 19, 2013 at 11:54 am

Girl- when you make food it’s like the best looking thing I’ve ever seen- always. Gotta try. Thanks for sharing!

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Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain August 19, 2013 at 12:40 pm

OMG!! Now, this is the way to eat a pulled pork sammie!! Love the flavors!

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Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction August 19, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Love everything about this sandwich! So good!

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chels R. August 19, 2013 at 2:30 pm

I am totally drooling over this!

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tricia richner August 19, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Must. Find. Pretzel. Buns!

That is all.

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Sarah F August 19, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Looks fab! Do you think I could cook it in the crockpot instead of the oven?

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Maureen | Orgasmic Chef August 20, 2013 at 2:51 am

I want this for breakfast and again for lunch. Wow.

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Barb August 20, 2013 at 8:05 am

How is it that you don’t weigh at least 400 pounds??? This sandwich looks & sounds sooooo delicious and amazing!!!

AND… What about all those ‘s’mores ideas you posted recently??? Good Grief! I think I gained 5 lbs. just reading about them.

I guess I should thank you for sharing all this deliciousness (which I do thank you), but you are killing my diet!

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Alyssa August 20, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Agreed!! Doesn’t it seem like all food bloggers are skinny??! I don’t get it! I thought about starting my own blog because I love to cook and write, but I’m already struggling to lose weight…. my boyfriend would have to roll me down the hall in my apartment so I could go to bed at night. It’s just a bad idea.

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Alyssa August 20, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Sounds amazing! And what a coinkydink that last night I made pulled pork with a locally-made peach mango BBQ sauce. Hmmm… all I need to do is find pretzel buns and we’ll be all set. Of course, we have an entire bag of regular sesame seed buns at home… but all I can think about is that I saw pretzel buns for sale down the street at Dunkin Donuts the other day. True story. I’m sure they’re nowhere near as good as those ones you have, but they’ve got to be better than our bargain buns at home.
Hm. Dilemma.
Or not.

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Marie August 22, 2013 at 6:44 am

Costco has pretzel buns in our area!

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Chris August 28, 2013 at 8:58 am

I love pulled pork and almost always have several vacuum bags of it in the freezer since we smoke pork butts and pork picnic shoulders often. I’ll have to get this one a shot.

Here via link from Cody’s Food Blog.

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Suz December 10, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Looks fab,can’t wait to try it out….yummy

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