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Don't let beef and chicken hog the spotlight

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 »

Pork Roll Meatball Sandwich
Pork Roll Meatball Sandwich

Matt Taylor-Gross

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 »

Pan-Fried Chorizo Burgers with Avocado, Fried Eggs and Spicy Mayo

Pan-Fried Chorizo Burgers with Avocado, Fried Eggs and Spicy Mayo
Pan-Fried Chorizo Burgers with Avocado, Fried Eggs and Spicy Mayo

Yossy Arefi

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 »

Lexington Pulled Pork

Lexington Pulled Pork
Lexington Pulled Pork

Todd Coleman

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

Biscuits with Pancetta, Collard Greens, Marbleized Eggs, and Espresso Aïoli

Biscuits with Pancetta, Collard Greens, Marbleized Eggs, and Espresso Aïoli
Biscuits with Pancetta, Collard Greens, Marbleized Eggs, and Espresso Aïoli

Joseph De Leo

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 »

Pork Roll Breakfast Sandwich

Pork Roll Breakfast Sandwich
Pork Roll Breakfast Sandwich

Matt Taylor-Gross

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 »

Cuban Medianoche Sandwich

Medianoche
Medianoche

Farideh Sadeghin

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 »

Peach-Braised Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Dijon-Peach Spread

Peach-Braised Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Dijon-Peach Spread
Peach-Braised Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Dijon-Peach Spread

James Roper

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

Pork Belly Gyro

Pork Belly Gyro
Pork Belly Gyro

Joseph De Leo

"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 »

Porchetta Sandwich

Porchetta Sandwich
Porchetta Sandwich

Todd Coleman

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

Pulled Pork Italiano

Pulled Pork Italiano
Pulled Pork Italiano

Todd Coleman

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 »

Bacon Butty

Bacon Butty
Bacon Butty

Todd Coleman

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 »