Barbecue is a summer staple. I must say I like it on the grill, but the slow cooker is so easy. Especially when it’s something like these bbq pulled pork sliders.
This begins with a simple rub made from garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Then you also give the meat a light coat of bbq sauce. Then it’s time to leave it for 8 hours and let the slow cooker work it’s magic. Those spices and sauce get all flavorful with the meat. Plus, the meat gets nice and tender.
Once the meat is cooked, you just need to shred the meat with the juices in the crock pot. Then you mix in some more bbq sauce to up that level of bbq flavor. Plus, it gets the pork nice and saucy!
Now to seve this pulled pork, you will need some slider rolls. Sliders work great when you have a family with varying appetites. Your little ones can get by with 1 slider. Your older kids will propabaly need 2 sliders. Then the adults may want 3 sliders. Pick your favorite roll or slider bun. Toast them in the oven to add a little crunch before building the sliders.
The final touch to these bbq pulled pork sliders is a simple garlic aioli. It is a surprisingly wonderful addition. The creaminess is a welcomed texture to the sandwich. It also gives it some fantastic flavor. The aioli would also work great in burgers too!
BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders
Real Mom Kitchen
- 1 Tbsp salt
- 1 Tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp black pepper
- barbecue sauce I use Sweet Baby Ray's
- 12-14 slider buns
For the garlic aioli:
- ¾ cup mayonnaise
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 2 pinches of black pepper
- 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
- 1 Tbsp chopped chives
- In a bowl, combine salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Rub the pork roast with the spice mixture. Place roast in the slow cook and drizzle about 1/2 cup of barbecue sauce over the roast.
- Cover and cook on low for 8 hours (or high for 4-5 hours).
- Once cooked, shred roast and discard any fatty parts. Add in 1 cup or so of the barbecue sauce and mix. Add more sauce if needed to make the desired consistency.
- To make the aioli, add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix.
- Toast the slider buns in the oven at 375 for a few minutes until crispy.
- Assemble sliders by adding the pork on the bun and topping with a dollop of aioli. Makes 12-14 sliders.
This recipe is adapted from Stuck on Sweet.