These BBQ Pulled Pork Egg Rolls, also known as Redneck Egg Rolls, are completely loaded with flavor and great for using up leftover Pulled Pork from a Boston Butt. The egg rolls are stuffed with a combination of pulled pork, veggies and bbq sauce, then fried to perfection in just 30 minutes!
These egg rolls are insanely delicious. My husband was begging me to make these and I honestly had no idea that they would turn out this good.
We made a Smoked Boston Butt over 4th of July weekend and had a ton leftover pork. This is my favorite leftover pulled pork recipe to date. These Pork Egg Rolls are great for an appetizer, but also filling enough for a full meal!
Why You'll Love This Recipe:
- Crispy fried eggs rolls meet bbq pulled pork, which equals flavor town
- These are easy to whip up in about 30 minutes
- A great recipe to use up leftover pulled pork
- They make a fantastic appetizer or full meal
Leftover Pulled Pork- From a previously smoked pork butt. If you don't have this available, check out the substitutions below for another option.
Veggie Filling- Packaged coleslaw offers a quick and easy solution for getting that flavorful crunch in the egg roll filling. I also added a bit of red onion and jalapeño, which give us added flavor and a bit of spice.
BBQ Sauce-Added into the filling to compliment the smoked pulled pork. I suggest using an original, thicker version of bbq sauce versus a vinegar based, so the filling isn't runny.
Egg Roll Wraps-Store bought egg roll wraps stay intact really well and crisp up perfectly.
Vegetable Oil- Has a high smoke point and neutral taste, which is exactly what you need when deep frying egg rolls.
*Not pictured: I also use a teaspoon of cornstarch with 3 tablespoons of water to create a cornstarch slurry to place on the outer edge of the egg rolls to help hold them together.
See recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
Substitutions and Variations:
If you don't have pulled pork available, try substituting it with pulled rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. Make sure to pull it apart or chop it into smaller pieces, so it looks similar to the finished pulled pork filling.
You could also get the pork bbq from a local bbq restaurant, if that is an option.
Don't like spicy? Leave out the jalapeño.
How to Make BBQ Pulled Pork Egg Rolls:
Step 1: Add olive oil into a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, toss in the red onion and jalapeño. Stir and sprinkle in salt and pepper. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes until softened, stirring every few minutes.
Step 2: Toss in coleslaw and stir to combine. Cover for 3 minutes to soften. Add in pulled pork and use a wooden spoon to break up the meat.
Step 3: Pour in bbq sauce and turn to low and simmer for a few minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl.
Step 4: In a bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water until smooth.
Step 5: Place each egg roll in a Diamond shape position. Load a few tablespoons of pork filling into the center of the egg roll.
Step 6: Fold the bottom portion (v-shape) up over the filling. Then, fold in both sides to make it look like an open envelope. Dip your finger in the cornstarch mixture and run it along the upper open edge of the egg roll. Lastly, fold it over to seal.
Step 7: Heat the vegetable oil over medium high heat in a large skillet. Once the oil is shimmering and hot, add in the egg rolls. Flip once crispy, about 1 minute on each side. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate or cookie sheet with rack.
Step 8: Serve with a side of ranch for dipping. Enjoy!
- Don't load too much filling in each egg roll or they might come apart when frying. This filling recipe makes enough for about 8 to 10 egg rolls.
- Make sure the oil is really hot before frying. To test, place a piece of egg roll wrapper or one egg roll in first and look for a big sizzle. You don't want the oil popping, but still really hot.
- Keep an eye on the egg rolls as they only cook for about 1 minute per side. If your oil is hot enough, the first ones will need to be turned immediately after adding all the egg rolls into the skillet.
- I prefer using a stainless skillet in this recipe. They tend to distribute heat really evenly.
To keep pulled pork moist, spray it with apple cider vinegar or apple juice while cooking. To keep it moist after cooking, try adding a little bbq sauce or even chicken stock into the pulled pork.
Leftover pulled pork is great in these Pulled Pork egg rolls. Also, try it in sandwiches, tacos and quesadillas, or serve it over my White Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese.
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