Are you ready to elevate your slider game? Hawaiian pulled pork sliders offer a delightful combination of sweet and tangy flavors, taking classic pulled pork to a whole new level. Not only are they incredibly delicious, but they are also an excellent way to repurpose leftover pulled pork.
If you love bringing mouthwatering food to parties or gatherings, Hawaiian pulled pork sliders are the perfect choice. Imagine sinking your teeth into a juicy slider filled with tender pulled pork coated in barbecue sauce, complemented by the sweetness of pineapple, melted pepper jack cheese, and a buttery sauce with hints of soy sauce, garlic, and ginger. Your taste buds will be in for a treat!
This recipe is truly a game-changer. Thanks to the Ohio Pork Council, we have the opportunity to share this incredible pork sliders recipe with you. So, get ready to wow your friends and family with these irresistible sliders that will leave them wanting more.
Irresistible Flavor and Convenience
With a slider recipe like this, there’s so much to love:
- An ideal way to make use of leftover pulled pork.
- The perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors with barbecue sauce and pineapple.
- A mouthwatering butter sauce brushed on top, adding savory goodness to every bite.
- Pull-apart baked sandwiches that are ideal for parties and potlucks.
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork: A Versatile Base
To make these delectable Hawaiian pulled pork sliders, you can use leftover shredded pork. If your pulled pork has barbecue sauce already, that’s great—no need to add any more. Alternatively, if you have Kalua pork on hand, it would be a fantastic choice for these sliders.
For those who need to cook the pulled pork from scratch, our recipe for a sweet and tangy slow cooker Hawaiian pulled pork has got you covered. You can opt for a bone-in or boneless pork shoulder or pork roast, based on your preference.
Simply place the pork roast in the slow cooker, sprinkle the seasonings on top, and pour the pineapple juice around the pork. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours, or until the pork can be easily shredded with two forks. Discard any excess liquid and use the pulled pork to create the sliders described below.
Crafting the Perfect Hawaiian Pulled Pork Sliders
Prepare to be amazed by the scrumptiousness of these sliders. Here’s how to bring them to life:
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, combine melted butter, seeds, garlic, brown sugar, soy sauce, and ginger. Whisk until well blended.
- In a separate medium bowl, mix the pulled pork with barbecue sauce until thoroughly combined. If your pulled pork already has barbecue sauce, you can skip this step.
- Using a large serrated knife, slice the rolls in half, separating the top buns from the bottom buns. Place the bottom halves on the prepared baking pan.
- Brush a few tablespoons of the butter mixture onto the bottom halves of the rolls.
- Layer the pulled pork over the rolls, followed by the pineapple tidbits. Top with slices of pepper jack cheese.
- Place the top halves of the rolls on the sandwiches. Brush the remaining butter mixture evenly over the top buns.
- Loosely cover the rolls with foil and bake in a preheated oven at 350°F. Let them bake until the rolls are lightly browned and the cheese has melted, approximately 20 minutes. Then, uncover and bake for an additional 3-5 minutes to achieve a golden-brown finish.
Keeping the Sliders Warm and Freezing Options
These sliders are best enjoyed warm and fresh from the oven. If you’re hosting a party and wish to keep them warm, there are a couple of great methods:
Warm oven: Keep the sandwiches covered with foil in a warm oven set to 170°F until serving. Remove them just before your guests go through the buffet line. Even when sitting on the countertop, it’s advisable to keep the sandwiches covered to retain their warmth.
Slow cooker: Cut the sandwiches, wrap them individually in foil, and place them in a slow cooker on the warm setting. This method will keep the sliders perfectly warm, allowing for easy transportation as well.
Are you wondering whether you can freeze these incredible sliders? Absolutely! Follow these steps for an easy make-ahead freezer meal:
- Prepare the sliders up to the baking stage.
- Wrap them tightly in foil, ensuring they are well-sealed.
- Place the wrapped sliders in a freezer bag.
- Freeze for up to 3 months. It’s recommended to partially defrost the sandwiches before baking, reducing the oven time. You can transfer them from the freezer to the fridge the day before baking.
- Alternatively, you can bake the sliders directly from the freezer, just remember to adjust the baking time to ensure they are cooked all the way through.
Now that you have the recipe for these mouthwatering Hawaiian pulled pork sliders, it’s time to let your culinary skills shine. Get ready to impress your guests and yourself with this irresistible twist on a classic favorite. For more delicious recipes and inspiration, visit Hook’d Up Bar and Grill. Your taste buds will thank you!