RECIPE: Applewood Smokehouse Sandwiches with Cider BBQ Sauce

May 19, 2017

Hearty BBQ smoked chicken or pulled pork sandwiches layered on toasted Kaiser rolls with crisp Applewood-Smoked bacon, smoky-sweet cider barbecue sauce and crunchy apple slaw.

The one has multiple flavors and textures, and it mkes it a memorable sandwich.

TIP:  Feel free to use your favorite smoked meat in this sandwich. Beef brisket and smoked turkey are excellent choices also.


  1. Combine cider and barbecue sauce in saucepan; simmer until reduced to thick barbecue sauce consistency.
  2. Combine coleslaw blend, green onions, apples, mayonnaise, cider vinegar and mayonnaise in bowl and toss to blend.
  3. Layer smoked pork or chicken evenly on bottom halves of Kaiser rolls; top evenly with bacon, cider barbecue sauce and apple slaw.
  4. Close sandwiches with top halves of rolls. Serve warm.


  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup smoky barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup deli-style shredded coleslaw blend
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup julienne-sliced Granny Smith apples
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 4 Kaiser rolls, sliced, toasted
  • 1 lb. smoked pulled pork or smoked sliced chicken
  • 4 slices Applewood-Smoked bacon, crisp