30-minute BBQ Pork Sandwiches with Slaw


I have been a cooking machine since I got home from Cali! I’ve gone on a serious cooking bender – fish tacos! BBQ pork! steak with red wine sauce (I don’t even eat steak)! Would you also like a homemade chocolate chip cookie after dinner? Umm…. yes please.


It’s my last few weeks with the family before I move into my new apartment downtown and I am letting my kitchen addiction get the absolute best of me. So I hope you all enjoy the next couple weeks of posts with real meals (like this BBQ pork!) because after that you can look forward to more creative posts like “12 ways to use Ramen” and “How to a stretch a jar of peanut butter“.

Here’s a couple pretty pics from Cali last week! How pretty is that sunset??




Andddddd… thats my leg. My very 1st degree sunburned leg. Cautionary tale to all you out there that don’t think you need sunscreen in 63 degree weather. And sending a big thank you to my Polish roots and a dirty look to those Italian genes that decided to jump ship right before I was born.


Dinner splurge at a fancy shmancy restaurant with my mom! Food was SO good! Whoever came up with eating tuna tartare & avocado with potato chips is a genius.



And now back to the really good stuff – these 30-minute BBQ Sandwiches with Slaw! I saw these in last month’s Cooking Light magazine and had been DYING to mess around with the recipe! They were a huge huge hit. The tangy BBQ sauce with the sweet and salty slaw topping is the perfect combo. The bright and fresh chopped veg compliments the spicy pork deliciously! Plus these are much lower cal and lower fat than traditional BBQ pulled pork sandwiches – and like 6 hours faster! Just around 296 calories and 4 grams of fat each :) Woo! Win win.


Hope you all are having a great weekend!!


Recipe adapted from Cooking Light Magazine




  1. BBQ is one of our favorite foods. I can’t believe this can be made in 30 minutes. Whoo hoo!

  2. yikes, girl! Been there, done that with the sunburn. :-( Our fair skin was just not meant to live out where the sun actually shines.

    On another note…YOU’RE MOVING TO THE CITY SO SOOOOOOON! Can’t wait! And I hear ya on the budget meals…Um…there’s going to be a black bean recipe on my site in the upcoming month. Yes, I do like black beans….but they were also CHEAP. A big pot of beans for approximately $3? And I’ll live off of it for a week? Don’t mind if I do.

    • Whipped Baking says:

      hahaha! Ok well maybe if we pool together resources… you cover the canned beans and I’ll splurge on some ketchup or something….

  3. Spring better get here quick, because I seriously need some nice shorts weather! And now I know to wear sunscreen… :P

    It looks like a tasty burger and definitely a good way to usher in the spring time!

  4. What a great idea to use the pre packaged veg :) Love to cut corners in the right ways. I would love to see a 12 ways to use Ramen :P

  5. Cali looks amazing (sans sunburn, ouch!) and so does this sammy!

    Eeep I’m so excited for you to move into your own place and theeen….to HERE! :D

  6. These look amazing! I can’t get enough BBQ anytime of year, but I am a tad obsessed…

    Congrats on the new apartment! It sounds exciting!

  7. THOSE. LOOK. AMAZING. I am obsessed with slaw and BBQ together.

    Congrats on moving to your own place! How exciting! I hope you post pics once you are all settled. I love seeing how people show their personality through their pads.

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Ooo I will! I love decorating :) I’ve already started stockpiling pillows and vases… haha

  8. Yumm! These would also be great with tempeh instead of pork!

  9. I LOVEEE bbq pork sandwiches! Especially with cole slaw! And wow…how did you get that much sunburn?! D: I hope it`s getting better! Please don`t hate California for its sun, because I love it too much! LOL

  10. Yum, these sandwiches sound great!! And your trip to Cali sounds like it was fun too, minus the sunburn of course! Excited to see what else you have in store :)

  11. Jilllian says:

    Hi- where do the green onions, sugar and salt at the end if the recipe come in?

    • Whipped Baking says:

      HI Jillian! They come in at step three where it says to combine cabbage and remaining ingredients in a medium bowl; toss. Those are for the slaw that goes on top :)