When it comes to the Best Buns or Rolls for Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwiches, they've got to be soft and buttery, but also not fall apart or get soggy. Brioche Rolls are the winner in my book, but there are lots of other great options too! Check out my list below!
I am a total sucker for a pulled pork sandwich. It's probably my first choice for a sandwich, with a burger being right up there with it. Pulled pork also reminds me of Summer, which is my favorite season!
The Importance of the Pulled Pork Bun
That's a lot for a bun to handle! We need a roll that is going to be able to hold lots of juices, so let's get started with my top 4 favorite pulled pork rolls.
These rolls are also great with my Dutch Oven Pulled Chicken recipe!
The Best Buns for Pulled Pork
1. The Brioche Bun
Brioche buns have quickly become one of my favorite buns for pulled pork and burger recipes, like these Blackstone Smash Burgers. They have the most delicious flavors and holds the sandwich together really well. Also, the shiny, buttery exterior of the bun makes any sandwich look absolutely mouthwatering.
Brioche bread is prepared with butter and eggs and tastes great in both savory and sweet recipes. I even use brioche bread in this French Toast Casserole!
It's my first pick for pulled pork!
Advantages: Taste & Structure of Bun
Disadvantages: Expensive and High in Calories and Fat
2. Hamburger Buns & Potato Rolls
These rolls above look incredibly delicious, but I'm also talking about the $2 dollar package of hamburger buns from the grocery store. These are my 2nd choice and great for on a budget.
My smoked pulled pork recipe feeds around 20 people, and that calls for a lot of buns. If you're feeding a crowd, you may want to go with the basic hamburger bun or a potato bun from the grocery store bread isle.
Advantages: Cheaper and Taste Good
Disadvantages: The juices soak through the buns a bit, especially if buying the cheapest kind.
Tip: Buy the buns fresh the day of making the pork. This will ensure they are nice and fresh.
3. Hawaiian Rolls
They're sweet, soft and create the funnest little sliders. I could literally eat a whole bag by myself for lunch.
Advantages: Taste & Texture, Great for Parties
Disadvantages: They're small & a bit on the expensive side if not on sale
If you love Hawaiian recipes, don't forget to check out my Hawaiian Macaroni Salad!
4. Fresh Yeast Rolls
Fresh Yeast Rolls are amazing for pulled pork sandwiches. If I don't make them homemade, we get them from an Amish store about 40 minutes away. It's worth the drive!
I love them for their buttery taste and prefer a bit of sweetness, like sugar or honey added into the dough before baking.
Advantages: Sweet, buttery taste and good texture
Disadvantages: Take a long time to make and can be on the heavy side for sandwiches
Expert Tips for Pulled Pork Rolls:
Try toasting the brioche, hamburger or potato buns to help avoid any soggy texture.
A rough estimate is 3 to 4 sandwiches per pound of pulled pork.
My first choice is a brioche bun. Other great options include hamburger or potato buns, dinner rolls, and hawaiian rolls.
A pork shoulder, also known as a Boston Butt, is used for a pulled pork sandwich. Pork shoulder is marbled with fat and cook best low and slow on a Smoker.
More Ideas for Serving Pulled Pork:
How about a completely different kind of roll..the Pulled Pork Egg Roll. These egg roll wrappers are stuffed with pulled pork and slaw and so yummy!
Also, whip up my same day pizza dough recipe and top it with bbq sauce, cheese, thin red onion and pulled pork!
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