Recipe for Pulled Pork and Bourbon Cuban

There is nothing easier or more impressive than perfectly roasted pulled pork. I also love it because I can do the cooking once, and have enough for multiple different meals. My intention with this recipe was to make my own spin on a Cuban sandwich which usually incorporates sliced ham, cheese, pickles and mayo. Mine is a little bit spicy, a little bit southern, and I know you’re going to love it!

Let’s start with my recipe for pulled pork. No matter what you decide to use the end product for, it will be great!

Recipe for Pulled Pork and Bourbon Cuban

2.5 – 3 lb. pork tenderloin, unseasoned

2 tbsp. sugar

1 tbsp. salt

4 tbsp. Tall Guy Bourbon BBQ Sauce (you can get this at my store!)

You’re going to want to mix up the marinade ahead of time and let your meat sit in it, in the fridge for at least a couple of hours, if not overnight.

Mix the sugar, salt, and BBQ Sauce in a bowl.

Slather your tenderloin with this yummy stuff and let it marinade (2 – 24 hours).


When you’ve given your meat some time to take on those flavors, preheat your oven to 250 degrees and put your tenderloin into a baking dish that has a cover (you can also use tin foil to cover). Roast, covered for 4 hours and let it sit for about 30 minutes after you take it out of the oven before you pull it apart.

Use two forks to shred your pork. It should be so tender right now it will just fall apart – no sweat.


Now this is ready for you to use for any meal. It’s great in sandwiches, and I’m going to show you how to make my Tall Guy Bourbon Cuban next. You’ll need:

Pulled pork (which you just made)

Sandwich buns or rolls (I used Molly’s Gluten Free Bakery Hamburger Buns because we had some in the fridge)

Famous Daves Signature Spicy Pickle Chips (these are so good you guys – you could use any old pickle chips, but these will make it to die for; I get mine at Woodmans)

Sriracha Mayo (you can make your own, or use pre-made, I keep a bottle of this in the fridge!)


Start by cutting your bun in half and popping it in the oven for a couple of minutes, just to warm it up and give it a little crisp.


I like to put sriracha mayo on both sides of the bun, then put my pulled pork in, and top with my pickle chips. There is so much goodness in this little sandwich! You are going to love it. And if you’re not so big on the spiciness of sriracha, I recommend mixing a little of my Bourbon BBQ Sauce into your mayo for a sweeter approach to this Bourbon Cuban!

Hope you enjoyed our Recipe for Pulled Pork and Bourbon Cuban!