Boxcar BBQ Pulled Pork Pies

No grill? No problem. This BBQ pulled pork recipe is a quick way to satisfy that BBQ craving without the hours of work.

BBQ Pulled Pork Pies


It’s like personal pot pie — but with pork, coleslaw, and slathered in whatever BBQ sauce your mouth desires.


On a side note, once I move out of an apartment and into the wide open country, I feel like I’m gonna get really into barbecuing. And not like just back porch grilling. But making my own blends of rubs and sauces, and learning which woods are good for a smoker and pit cooking and all that.


But in the meantime, this satisfies the craving. And like all good recipes, it allows for levels of personalization. For example, the sauce. You can make your own, or buy from the store in a crunch. I went with Stubb’s Smokey Mesquite, which had a nice balance of sweetness with a smokey flavor. But I did add a few pinches of cayenne and chili powder to spice it up.


pulled pork and sauce


As for the coleslaw, you can also make your own. Or go the store bought route. I did the latter and ended up with one of those quick coleslaw kits, which was a BBQ flavored one (I did use their seasoning, but the sauce itself was kinda gross. It looked like the caramel on candy apples. So I just used more Stubbs instead). 




But as you can see, there’s a ton of room to personalize and cater to your preferred flavor.


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  • Prep: 10 minutes
  • Cooking: ~30 minutes

What You’ll Need

  • 1 beaten egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1-2 cups of BBQ sauce of choice
  • ~1 pound cooked pulled pork (unseasoned)
  • 2 cups coleslaw
  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • 1/4 cup diced jalapeno* optional

What You’ll Do

  • Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  • On a lightly floured surface lay out pastry sheet. Cut the sheet into 4 squares.
  • Mix one cup of BBQ sauce with pulled pork and minced garlic, (and jalapenos), season with salt and pepper.
  • Spread about ~3-4 tbsp pulled pork mixture across each square of pastry.
  • Top with 1-2 tbsp of coleslaw.
  • Grab the four corners of each square of pastry and bring them over the top together to seal into a seam. Repeat for each square to form the pie balls.
  • Put the bundles on a cookie sheet with seam side down. Poke holes with a fork on top and brush the tops with a beaten egg.
  • Bake for about 25-30 minutes (at 400 degrees) or until golden brown. Optional: Add BBQ sauce over the top, and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Serve with more coleslaw and sauce!

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