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Getting ready for a party can be a lot of work, so I always think it’s a great idea to have your friends and family all bring a dish of their own to share, especially for a game day feast. I like to provide the main dish, and these pulled pork sliders are always on my roster. This dish is always a hit, but one of the most simple dishes to make! Served on slider buns, these really are the perfect Game Day sandwiches. You can put this together the night before in the slow cooker and forget about it until morning, when the meat will be so tender it will practically fall apart for you!

To serve, I love to use slider buns. They’re smaller and perfect for a party with a variety of foods, especially appetizers. This is such an easy and simple dish to make. You can double the amounts for a large crowd or have plenty of leftovers. Seriously you will wonder how you ever made it through life without this recipe!

Watch how to make these pulled pork sliders:

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Pulled Pork Sliders

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Tender, slow-cooked pork shoulder merges with a rich homemade barbecue sauce to create this ultimate sandwich. These bite-sized portions are great for your next picnic, tailgate, or even weeknight meal!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 45 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

For the pulled pork

  • 3-5 lb bone-in pork shoulder roast
  • 2 tsp seasoning salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 12 oz beer (whichever variety is preferable)
  • 1 recipe homemade barbecue sauce (recipe below)

For the barbecue sauce

  • 1 tbsp neutral oil
  • ½ medium onion minced
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp liquid smoke
  • 5-10 drops Tabasco sauce (to taste)
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper

Instructions
 

For the pulled pork

  • Pat pork roast dry with paper towels. This helps the dry rub adhere to the meat.
  • In a small bowl, add seasoning salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and ground mustard. Mix to incorporate. Sprinkle evenly on all sides of the roast, rubbing into the meat.
  • Place meat in a slow cooker and pour beer over the top. Cover and set the temperature to low. Let cook for at least 8-10 hours. I love to let mine go overnight. You'll know it's done when a fork inserted into the meat meets no resistance and it falls apart.
  • Pour off all liquid and remove the bone from meat (if done, it should just pull right out). Using two forks, pull apart meat to whatever size you like for sandwiches. For sliders, I choose a finer texture.

For the barbecue sauce

  • In small kettle, heat oil until shimmering. Add minced onion and let sauté until softened, about 3-5 minutes. Once softened, add molasses, vinegar, ketchup, mustard, garlic powder, liquid smoke, Tabasco, salt, pepper, and brown sugar.
  • Mix together and bring up to a simmer. Let simmer for a few minutes to cook out any raw flavors, approximately 10 minutes.
  • Pour over pulled pork and mix together.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 133kcal
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Difficulty Intermediate
Method Slow Cooker

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4 Comments

  1. KALEB,
    I’M IN THE MIDST OF MAKING SAUCE FOR PULLED PORK. UNSURE HOW MUCH MOLASSES TO USE. YIKES! HERE GOES… 🙂
    ENJOY SUPER BOWL!

    1. So sorry jane!!! I hope it turned out, I used 1 tablespoon that is my mistake on the recipe! How did it work for you?

      1. I guessed at 2 T. molasses and the recipe was a hit! Thanks so much.
        Enjoy your winter on the farm. Love your website and I’ve told all I know about it.