Bourbon Pork Sliders

Spring is upon us!

When the day is so nice that you just want to be outside, fire up the grill and cook up these amazing Bourbon Pork sliders! Serve up these delicious bites as a heavy appetizer or a meal unto themselves. While this recipe requires a day of preparation to slow-cook the pork, it is worth the wait to enjoy the combination of the BBQ pulled pork, blue cheese, coleslaw and grilled bread.

Serve them one at a time, because two bourbon bites may induce a mid-afternoon nap. For the adults, choose your beverage wisely – and drink responsibly...



Bourbon Pork Sliders


Pulled Pork Ingredients:

  • 5 Pounds of pork shoulder, Boston butt or picnic shoulder
  • 1 large yellow onion sliced
  • 2 large carrots chopped into large chunks- about 1 inch
  • 4 whole, peeled garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • ½ cup of bourbon
  • ½ chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Bari’s Jalapeno infused Olive Oil

Coleslaw Ingredients:

  • 1 medium size red cabbage finely shredded
  • ½ yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 2 large carrots shredded
  • 1 jalapeno sliced
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • ¾ cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

BBQ Sauce Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Ketchup
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Other Ingredients:

  • Dinner rolls
  • Crumble blue cheese



Step 1: Prepare pork (Day 1)
• In a small mixing bowl, add 3 tablespoons of Olive Oil
• Mix in Cajun seasoning
• Rub the pork roast with it.

Step 2:
• Heat up a large iron skillet
• Drizzle 1 teaspoon olive oil
• Sear the roast in all sides
• Remove from pan and set aside.

Step 3:
• In a large slow cooker place the vegetables and garlic on the bottom
• Then place the pork on top
• Add the rest of the pulled pork ingredients on top
• Cover and slow cook for ten hours.

Step 4: Prepare Coleslaw
• While the pulled pork is cooking you can start working on the coleslaw by mixing all the ingredients, then cover and refrigerate (recommend to make it a day ahead)

Step 5: Prepare BBQ sauce
• Add the ingredients on the BBQ sauce list
• Mix them well, cover and set aside
• You can add your favorite hot sauce if you want more heat.

Step 6: Serve Pork (Day 2)
• When the pulled pork is done cooking, place the pulled pork in a large baking dish
• Shred the pork
• Add half of the BBQ sauce and about 1/3 cup of the juices from the bottom of the slow cooker
• Mix well and place in the oven
• Let it broil for about 10 minutes or until is getting brown
• Remove half way in and mix again (add more of the juices if needed)

Step 7: Prepare Bread
• Before serving, cut the dinner roll in the middle
• Heat up to medium-high and drizzle the iron skillet with olive oil
• Place the dinner roll in the skillet and let it grill (only until start browning for about 5 minutes)

Step 8: Serve
• Add the pulled pork to the Grilled dinner rolls.
• Add more BBQ sauce (if needed), blue cheese and top it with the coleslaw.

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