BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders

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Sliders are such a fun way to serve up dinner. They are also great for get togethers and backyard BBQs! These BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders are so full of flavor and fun to eat. My kids and hubby can eat three or four of these delights. The pulled pork is also great for a make ahead meal or a way to use left over meat. There is something amazing about how much flavor and then tenderness you get from slow cooking a pork roast.

BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders

Do not skip the simple step of toasting the rolls. For these, I prefer to use individual dinner rolls and not the ones that come a dozen of them attached to each other. Basically they are miniature burger buns and perfect for sliders. The purpose of the toasting the buns before building sliders is to keep them from sogging out while you are eating. You have the saucy pork and dressed slaw, you don’t need soggy bread.

BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders

Not everyone likes to have a slaw on their pulled pork, but my family sure does. Some do a mayo based coleslaw (which is always a great option). But this vinaigrette slaw is so perfect with the tang of the bbq sauce. The caraway seeds give it that zing you want from a crunchy crispy slaw. This is a slaw recipe you will want to hold on for other recipes too – great for sandwiches, wraps and just as a side to your grilled eats!

BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders

The last time I made these sliders, I served them up with my baked beans. It’s essentially my homemade bourbon bbq sauce (recipe below) with some bacon and pinto beans baked for about 45 minutes. It’s a super simple but super flavorful side dish – and another great make ahead and bring along type dish for parties, potlucks and game days!

BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders

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Pulled Pork Sliders

Delicious spicy and citrus notes in tender slow cooked pork, with BBQ sauce and crunchy slaw
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, BBQ
Keyword bbq sauce, cole slaw, crispy slaw, onions, orange juice, pulled pork, sliders, slow cooked pork, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Slow Cooker Time 8 hours
Servings 6



  • 4 lb Pork Roast bonelesss or bone-in
  • 2 tbsp BBQ Seasoning see recipe below
  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  • 1 4oz can Diced Green Chilies
  • ½ Medium Yellow Onion thinly sliced
  • 2 cups BBQ sauce see recipe below
  • 16 Dinner Rolls halved
  • Cooking Spray

For the Crunchy Slaw

  • 1 cup Red Cabbage shredded
  • 1 cup Green Cabbage shredded
  • 1 cup Carrots shredded
  • ½ Red Onion thinly sliced
  • ½ cup Oil
  • ¼ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • 1 tsp Celery Salt
  • 1 tsp Caraway Seeds
  • 1 tsp Pepper


  • Sprinkle pork roast with seasoning mix and place in slow cooker.
  • Combine green chilies, onions and orange juice. Pour over top of pork roast. Secure lid and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 425degF.
  • At least one hour prior to end of cook time for pork, combine slaw ingredients in a bowl and place in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • Remove roast from slow cooker. Shred pork and toss with bbq sauce. Then spread out on a parchment paper covered baking sheet. Place in oven for 10 minutes.
  • Place dinner rolls, inside face up, on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Lightly spray with cooking spray. Add to oven and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Build the sliders with a portion of sauced pulled pork on toasted bun bottom. Then add portion of slaw followed by toasted top and secure with a long toothpicks.


BBQ Seasoning
BBQ Seasoning

Bourbon BBQ Sauce

A super flavorful, super simple homemade bbq sauce.
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword bbq, bbq sauce, bourbon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 pints


  • 2 pint mason jars with lids & rings


  • 1 15oz can Tomato Sauce
  • ½ cup Chicken Broth
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp Minced Onion
  • ¼ cup Bourbon I use Jim Beam
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • ¾ cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Ground Mustard
  • 1 tsp Parsley
  • 1 tsp Salt


  • Prepare all of the ingredients.
  • In a small sauce pan over medium heat, add all ingredients. Bring just to a boil then reduce to medium-low and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and pour half into each of the pint jars. Secure lid with ring and let cool on counter for at least an hour before placing refrigerator. Will last for 3 weeks before opening, 1 week after opening. You can also use it right away if you prefer.

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7 thoughts on “BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders

  1. EsmeSalon – I help Entrepreneurs | Innovators | Bloggers & Home Chefs, so please check around and let me know if I can assist in any way. We have a weekly InLinkz party, and it’s free to join, so I hope to meet you there!
    EsmeSalon says:

    We made pulled pork this week, and your sliders does look outstanding. Visiting from Sundays on Silverado #135. I would love to invite you to also come and share your posts at Senior Salon Pit Stop, Monday to Saturday. Visit my profile, then go to tab Blogging and the Senior Salon Pit Stop and you will find the newest linkup there. Hope to see you on Monday.

  2. This sounds like the perfect combination, crunchy, a bit of sweet, tang and yum! Thank you for sharing with Whimsy Home Wednesday.

  3. This is a great dinner dish both weekdays and weeknights, even perfect for munching with movies and beer! Thanks so much for sharing and dropping by our linkup party at Fiesta Friday #474. Hope to see you soon again!

  4. Pulled pork sliders sound sooo good right now! Love the flavors here…my mouth is watering 😀

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