Oktoberfest Smoked Pork Party Sandwich

Are you ready to pig out this Oktoberfest? This smoked pork party sandwich will catch the eyes of all of your carnivorous loving friends and steal the show at your next backyard cookout!


For the Pork Patty:

  1. Prep your ribs: Remove ribs from package and pat dry. Remove silver skin on back of ribs using a small pairing knife and a paper towel. Rub ribs with rub, and let rest a minmum if 8 hrs, and up to 24. Prepare your smoker.
  2. To smoke ribs: Smoke ribs at 225 (super smoke if applicable) for 3 hrs. Remove ribs and wrap in tin foil and place back on the Traeger for 2 hrs. Remove one more time, and let rest for 1 hr. Pick all the meat from the bones when cooled and set aside.
  3. In a bowl, take pulled rib meat, ground pork, bacon bits, and seasoning and combine until well mixed. Form into one large patty (just a little bit bigger than your bun, and let rest.
  4. Smoke your patty at 225 degrees (super smoke if available) for 1 hr, and bring temperature up to 350 degrees and cook until internal temp reaches 165. Pull off of Traeger, brush with BBQ sauce and serve.

For the Sauce:

  1. Combine Apple Bacon BBQ, SKB Oktoberfest, and regular BBQ Sauce in a grill safe pan. Smoke sauce a 225 degrees while your ribs are smoking. 1-2 hrs, stirring occasionally or until all the flavors have come together. Season to taste.

To Serve:

  1. Lightly toast Pane Bello whole, and slice in half lengthwise, place rib patty on bun, drizzle with BBQ sauce, and add pickles and onion. Slice to serve and enjoy with a cold SKB Oktoberfest. Prost!

Recipe Credit

Culinary Director Steven Unrue has been a chef in Indiana for the past 13 years. He’s skilled craftsmanship in the culinary arts has allowed him to work at many great Indianapolis restaurants and private dining facilities. Learning and mastering food and beverage pairing has been a huge focus of Steven’s and is what led him to Sun King Brewery & Spirits.

As Culinary Director, Steven is currently building a database of paired recipes for all of Sun King Brewery’s variety of unique beers and handcrafted spirits. He is passionate about teaching other local chefs on how best to pair Sun King beer with their dishes. He aspires to educate not only the Sun King staff but all of Sun King’s fans with the knowledge of food and beer and why each style of beer pairs so well with various dishes.