Pig Out On Our 13 Best Pork Sandwiches

Don’t let beef and chicken hog the spotlight

By SAVEUR Editors

Published on May 17, 2017

It's high time that beef and chicken stopped hogging the spotlight: pork sandwiches are some of the best sandwiches in the game. Sure, we love the crackle of a fried chicken sandwich—but what about tangy, mustard-coated crispy schnitzel or succulent, lemon-whispered porchetta? And yes, a roasted beef sandwich or burger offers heft and heartiness but what of the sweet-meets-salty magic of a Cuban ham sandwich and the saucy tenderness of pulled pork? By now, we've no doubt convinced you that we always go big with pig. From chorizo to pulled pork, here are our best pork sandwich recipes to pig out on right now.

Rather than eggs, this pork is coated in mustard before breading to give it a tangy bite. Get the recipe for Crispy Pork Schnitzel Sandwich »

Two great New Jersey tastes that taste great together: juicy meatballs fortified with New Jersey pork roll (a.k.a. Taylor ham). Get the recipe for New Jersey Pork Roll Meatball Sub »

A riff on a breakfast plate, these burgers get a wonderfully spicy flavor from an even mix of ground beef and chorizo. Get the recipe for Pan-Fried Chorizo Burgers with Avocado, Fried Eggs and Spicy Mayo »

In Lexington, North Carolina, pork shoulder is chopped and served with a tart tomato-based sauce. Get the recipe for Lexington Pulled Pork »

Alvin Cailan of Los Angeles' cultish Eggslut goes pancetta-crazy in this sandwich, using eight slices on top of his gorgeously marbleized egg and cooking the collard greens in pancetta fat. Get the recipe for Biscuits with Pancetta, Collard Greens, Marbleized Eggs, and Espresso Aïoli »

Make these hangover helpers with the processed meat pride of New Jersey: pork roll (a.k.a. Taylor ham). Get the recipe for Pork Roll Breakfast Sandwich »

With roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese, and pickles, it's almost identical to a Cuban sandwich, save for the bread, a sweet egg load that's similar to challah. Get the recipe for Cuban Medianoche Sandwich »

Canned peaches melt deliciously into the braise for the pork shoulder in these satisfying sandwiches. Get the recipe for Peach-Braised Pulled Pork Sandwiches »

"I tried to re-create thin gyro meat with shaved pork belly, but thick slabs are better. If it's too thin, it crisps up too much."— Rick Gencarelli, Lardo, Portland, Oregon Get the recipe for Pork Belly Gyro »

This succulent roast pork is delicious served on ciabatta buns with hazelnut gremolata and lemon-caper aioli. Get the recipe for Porchetta Sandwich »

Provolone and roasted long hot peppers top luscious wine-and-herb-braised pulled pork in a favorite from DiNic's in Philadelphia. Get the recipe for Pulled Pork Italiano »

This beloved British sandwich uses a meaty cut of pork from the loin of the pig, commonly referred to in North America as back bacon. Tangy HP Sauce, a popular British condiment with a sweet, smoky flavor, makes a mouthwatering counterpoint to the salty meat. Get the recipe for Bacon Butty »

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