BBQ Pulled Pork Egg Roll Recipe (Twist on Barbeque)

Iva Carter
Published by Iva Carter
Last Updated On: April 30, 2024

BBQ pulled pork and fried egg rolls have been a staple in my household because I have a soft spot for fusion cuisine, especially the one that merges flavors from the Deep South with Asian influences.

I've been working on perfecting my recipe for this mouthwatering delight, and I’m proud to share it with you today.

Recipe Overview

close up of egg rolls
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Servings: 4


  • 12 egg roll wrappers
  • 2 cups pulled pork (leftover or freshly cooked)
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 cup coleslaw
  • 1/4 cup diced onions
  • 1/4 cup diced bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 raw egg
  • Cooking spray


bbq pork egg rolls on table
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the pulled pork and BBQ sauce. Mix until the pork is evenly coated. Set aside.
  2. Lay out one egg roll wrapper with a corner pointing towards you. Place it on a clean, dry surface. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon of the pulled pork mixture into the lower third of the egg roll wrapper.
  3. Top the pulled pork with coleslaw, diced onions, bell peppers, and shredded cheddar cheese, and begin to wrap.
  4. Fold the bottom corner of the egg roll wrapper over the filling. Fold in the left and right corners, forming a diamond shape. Roll the egg roll wrapper tightly in the top corner and seal the edges with a bit of water or egg wash (whisked egg).
  5. Repeat the filling and folding with the remaining egg roll wrappers and ingredients. This wrapper-fold process can be a little time-consuming, so plan ahead.
  6. Heat the vegetable oil over medium heat in a medium saucepan or Dutch oven until it reaches 350°F.
  7. Carefully place a few egg rolls into the hot oil, seam side down. Cook in batches if necessary. Fry the egg rolls until golden brown and crispy, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  8. Use a slotted spoon to remove the pulled pork egg rolls and place them on a paper towel-lined plate, baking sheet, or wire rack to drain excess fry oil. Place paper towels underneath to absorb the cooking oil.
  9. Repeat the frying process in batches until all the egg rolls are fried and golden brown.
  10. Mix 1/4 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce in a small bowl with 2 tablespoons of ranch dressing or Alabama white sauce for your dipping sauce.

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Recipe Notes

egg rolls on plate with dipping sauce
  • This recipe can use leftover pork or freshly cooked pork butt. If using freshly cooked pork, make sure it's fork-tender and seasoned to your liking before mixing with the BBQ sauce.
  • The egg rolls can be deep fried or put in an air fryer for a healthier alternative. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F, lightly coat the pulled pork egg rolls with cooking spray, and fry for about 10-12 minutes, turning halfway through. Air-fried rolls will have less oil and saturated fat.
  • To prevent the egg rolls from sticking to the pan while frying, ensure they don't touch each other in the oil. This will keep them golden brown all over.
  • For extra taste and texture, feel free to customize the egg roll filling by adding your favorite ingredients, such as diced jalapeños, corn, or black beans.
  • In a large bowl, combine shredded cabbage with mayo, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, and black pepper to make the egg roll coleslaw. Adjust the flavors according to your preference. The juice from the cabbage coleslaw can also be added to your dipping sauce for additional taste.
  • Leftovers may be kept in the refrigerator for three to four days [1]. Reheat them in a 350°F oven until warmed through or in an air fryer. You may freeze your leftover pulled pork egg rolls for 2-3 months and still get satisfactory results [2].


  • Calories: 230
  • Total Carbs: 25g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Net Carbs: 23g

"The beauty of BBQ lies in its versatility. It's not just about ribs and brisket; it's about the endless possibilities and innovation in the kitchen."

— Cat Cora, American Chef

What To Serve With BBQ Pulled Pork Egg Rolls?

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Pairing dishes or sides with BBQ pulled pork egg rolls can enhance your meal when you serve them beside the dipping sauce:

  1. Coleslaw: Coleslaw is a classic BBQ side that offers a refreshing contrast to the savory egg rolls. The tangy and creamy dressing of coleslaw complements the richness of the pork, creating a harmonious balance of taste and texture.
  2. Sweet Potato Fries: These fries' natural sweetness and crispy texture contrast nicely with the savory and smoky taste of the BBQ pork egg rolls. They add a hint of sweetness to the dish while providing a satisfying crunch. Cooked in an air fryer, they will not add excess oil to the dinner.
  3. Corn on the Cob: Grilled or roasted corn on the cob pairs well with BBQ sauce and pulled pork egg rolls. The slightly charred corn kernels complement the smokiness of the pork and offer a juicy, crisp element.
  4. Pickles and Pickled Vegetables: Pickles and pickled vegetables, such as pickled red onions or jalapeños, provide a tangy and slightly acidic contrast to the richness of the BBQ sauce and egg rolls. They can cut through the heaviness of the dish, offering a refreshing and palate-cleansing effect.
  5. Baked Beans: Serve this classic BBQ side that adds a hearty and slightly sweet element to your meal. The combination of tender beans in a flavorful sauce complements the savory BBQ pork egg rolls in their dipping sauce and provides a comforting, filling side.
  6. Grilled Vegetables: Grilled vegetables, such as bell peppers, zucchini, and asparagus, offer a smoky and charred flavor profile that pairs well with the smokiness of the BBQ pulled pork. They also add a healthy and colorful component to the egg rolls on your plate.
  7. Potato Salad: Creamy potato salad, with its creamy dressing and tender potatoes, contrasts nicely with the crispy egg roll wrappers. The cool and creamy texture complements the heat of the dipping sauce ingredients and provides a comforting side dish.
  8. Macaroni and Cheese: Mac and cheese is a beloved comfort food that can be served with egg rolls' savory and cheesy taste. It adds creaminess and indulgence to the dish, making it a perfect comfort combination.

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The secret to juicy pulled pork lies in slow cooking and patience. This breaks down the collagen in the meat, resulting in tender, juicy pulled pork. Use a pork butt or shoulder cut and marinate it overnight for added flavor.

How Do You Add Flavor to Pulled Pork?

To add flavor to pulled pork, use a combination of dry rubs and marinades. Dry rubs with spices like paprika, garlic powder, and brown sugar can infuse the meat with depth and complexity. Marinades with ingredients like soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and herbs can enhance the taste.


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Iva Carter
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Iva Carter is a FBP certified foodie and influencer who loves to share delicious yet quick dinner recipes. When she's not in the kitchen concocting meaty delights, you'll find her playing with her dog, Sylvie.
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