What’s Cookin’ – Dill’s Deli Poppin’ Pulled Pork Sandwich

July 2024 Recipe…

One of Dill’s Deli’s most cherished offerings is the Pulled Pork Sandwich, a savory masterpiece that embodies their commitment to quality and taste. It begins with a house-made dry rub, a carefully crafted blend of spices including sea salt, smoked paprika, cumin, garlic powder and more. The pork is smoked for an incredible 16 hours, ensuring a tender, flavorful bite every time. The signature Dill’s Deli Calibama Sauce tops it all off with a rich, tangy finish.


Pulled pork dry rub:

  • ¼ cup sea salt 
  • ¼ cup smoked paprika 
  • 1 ½ tsp. cumin 
  • 2 T garlic powder 
  • 1 T onion powder 
  • 1 T chili powder 
  • 1 ½ tsp. black pepper 
  • 1 ½ tsp. dried basil 
  • ½ cup brown sugar 

Pulled pork sandwich:

  • Pulled pork
  • Cream cheese, as desired
  • Jalapenos, handful
  • 2 slices pepper jack cheese
  • Dill’s Deli Calibama Sauce
  • Sweet french roll


  • Green cabbage
  • Red cabbage
  • Grated carrots
  • Dill’s Deli Calibama Sauce

Step 1: To prepare the dry rub, in a bowl, combine sea salt, smoked paprika, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, black pepper, dried basil and brown sugar. Mix thoroughly until all the ingredients are well incorporated.

Step 2: Generously coat the pork shoulder with the house-made dry rub, ensuring it’s evenly covered on all sides. Allow the pork to sit for at least an hour, or preferably overnight in the refrigerator, to let the flavors penetrate.

Step 3: Preheat your smoker to 225°F. Place the seasoned pork shoulder in the smoker. Smoke the pork for approximately 16 hours, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 195°F and is tender enough to pull apart easily. Once done, remove the pork from the smoker and let it rest for about 30 minutes.

Step 4: Slice the sweet French rolls in half lengthwise. Spread a generous layer of cream cheese on both sides of the roll.

Step 5: Shred the smoked pork using two forks, pulling apart the meat into bite-sized pieces. Place a generous portion of the pulled pork onto the bottom half of the roll. Add a handful of jalapeños on top of the pulled pork for a spicy kick. Place two slices of pepper jack cheese over the jalapeños and pork.

Step 6: Drizzle a heavy hand of Dill’s Deli Calibama Sauce over the cheese and pork and add the top of the roll. Enjoy!

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