Impressing Students with Pulled Pork Burgers and Peanut Butter Jelly Sandwiches

Embassy Bern attended the Global Village event in Bern and brought typical American dishes along for people to taste.

Embassy Bern attended the Global Village event organized by the international youth organization AIESEC at the University in Bern. The students present were able to try food specialties from all around the world, prepared by Embassies and citizens of the respective countries.


A simple classic that every kid in the U.S. knows: Peanut Butter Jelly Sandwiches.

We contributed two American classics: pulled pork sliders and peanut butter jelly sandwiches. Delicious! Are you curious about how to make pulled pork? One of our U.S. diplomats has agreed to share her husband’s top secret recipe below (with his consent, of course).


It was a successful afternoon of international exchange, engaging with students and talking about American (food) culture. The weather was nice, bellies were filled with delicious dishes and the food was gone in no time!


BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe:



Tasty and very American: Pulled Pork Sliders.
  • Pork shoulder roast
  • Vegetable oil
  • 2 medium yellow onions per kg of pork
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Liquid Smoke (omit this if you can find smoked pork)
  • BBQ sauce


  • Add oil to pan, enough to coat the bottom.  Heat a large skillet to high.
  • Rub pork with salt and pepper.
  • Sear pork on all sides in the pan. Approximately 3-4 min per side.
  • Move pork to a slow cooker, pressure cooker, or oven-safe pan.
  • Add onion, cut in halves (we’ll remove it later)
  • Add about a teaspoon of liquid smoke per pound of pork.
  • Add about a quarter of however much BBQ sauce you have.

If cooking in an oven:

  • Keep the heat to about 150 degrees Celsius
  • Cover with aluminum foil
  • Check the pork after two hours, and continue to check it every half hour afterwards.

The pork is ready when it starts to fall apart. Remove the onion. Shred the pork using two forks. Drain the grease. Add remaining BBQ sauce. Mix, and serve with coleslaw on a hamburger bun.