Easy Pulled Pork Sliders with Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce

February 4, 2024
Two finished pulled pork sliders on a plate.

We should call these Taylor Swift Pulled Pork Sliders!

Because these Pulled Pork sliders have Kansas City BBQ Sauce on them. Get it? If you don’t please google the joke!

It’s almost game day. The Super Bowl. And you want to show off a delicious recipe to your friends. Here’s an easy recipe that will take a bit of time, but be dynamite and be sure to impress at your game day party. This pork slider recipe will include two other recipes of ours that you can link to from here. But don’t worry, you can always cheat and buy something at the grocery store.

Red onions cut into slices on a cutting board with a metal bowl also filled with onions.

Here is what you’ll need!

– Pork loin (or pork butt, I added some tips below) – Kansas City style barbecue sauce (see our recipe) – Soft Hawaiian rolls (I used King’s) – Half a red onion, sliced – half a cup of ketchup – Two tablespoons dijon mustard – Quarter cup apple cider vinegar – 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce – 2 cups water

For the cole slaw – 1 package of pre-shredded coleslaw mix – 8 tablespoons mayonnaise – Quarter cup white vinegar – Salt and pepper to taste

Red onions cut into slices on a cutting board with a metal bowl also filled with onion

People will be asking you for this recipe!

Start by preparing your pork loin. You can also get a pork butt, that’s more common, but it honestly doesn’t matter all that much. Get whichever cut of meat makes you happy. The slow cooking process will ensure whatever cut of meat you choose will pull apart!

Raw pork in crock pot with sauce poured on top.

Coleslaw topper for the win!

Time for the homemade coleslaw. Feel free to slice up green and red cabbage on your own, but this is the one time that I think it’s ok to buy something pre-shredded in a bag.

Coleslaw in a bowl with vinegar being squeezed on it.

Tangy coleslaw is the way to go.

Personally, I think coleslaw should be tangy and crunchy. This recipe gets you that. If you want something more akin to what you see in grocery store deli, add more mayonnaise and less vinegar. This will give you that signature sloppy and creamy coleslaw. This also makes a great side dish on its own for any barbecue or family dinner. Put this in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve.

Raw pork in crock pot with sauce poured on top.

Shredding: Putting the pull in the Pulled Pork Slider

Once the pork is done, put it in a large mixing bowl and use two forks to pull the meat apart. It should come apart relatively easily. Be sure to add some of those juices to the meat as you pull it apart. Pour about a half cup of the barbecue sauce over your pulled pork. Add a little bit more at a time until you reach your desired level of sauceiness.

Pulled pork in a glass bowl smothered in BBQ sauce.

Plate it and make it pretty!

Cut your soft Hawaiian rolls in half. Feel free to use brioche buns or your favorite slider buns. I prefer the sweet Hawaiian rolls to balance the spice of my favorite BBQ sauce (my own!).

Add a heaping spoonful of the pulled pork onto the bottom buns. Top with the coleslaw and the top buns and enjoy. If you’re feeling extra frisky, as I usually am because I am a sucker for vinegar; add a couple of dill pickles to them. These little sandwiches are sure to be devoured!

If you have any leftover pulled pork or coleslaw you can store them in an airtight container in your fridge! You can use them for pork sandwiches the next day or remake these!

Two finished pulled pork sliders on a plate.

What we used to make the sliders

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Two finished pulled pork sliders on a plate.

Easy Pulled Pork Sliders with Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce


  • Author: Matt and Melissa
  • Total Time: 4 hours 50 minutes

Description

These easy Pulled Pork Sliders with Kansas City Style BBQ sauce are sure to be a hit at any party you bring them to!


Ingredients

Units Scale

For the Pork

  • 2 lb pork loin
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup of ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 package kings Hawaiian rolls

For the Coleslaw

  • 1 package of pre-shredded coleslaw mix
  • 8 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup of white vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

For the Pork

  1. Using a knife score your pork with a crisis cross pattern. Salt and pepper your pork and set it aside.
  2. In a small bowl combine ketchup, digon, Worcestershire sauce, and apple cider vinegar. Using a whisk combine the ingredients. 
  3. Add your cut onion to the bottom of your crockpot and rest the pork loin on top. 
  4. Pour your sauce over top of the pork. Return the cover to your slow cooker and allow to cook on high for 4 hours and 30 minutes flipping halfway through. 
  5. When your pork is cooked remove it from the crock pot and shred it using two forks. Put your pork into a bowl and cover with your desired amount of BBQ Sauce. 

For the Coleslaw

  1. Open and dump your coleslaw mix into a bowl.
  2. Add your mayonnaise, vinegar, and seasoning into the mix.
  3. Using a fork, mix your ingredients until the coleslaw is well covered. 

Assembly

  1. Cut your rolls in half and add pork to the bottom of the roll.
  2. Add some coleslaw to the top of the pork.
  3. Replace the top bun and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours 30 minutes

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