A perfect game day recipe is this slow cooker pulled pork sliders recipe!
Delicious Korean-inspired Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sliders + Asian Slaw are perfect for sleepovers, game day, or anytime you need to feed a crowd, and they’re super kid-friendly! Thank you to Rhodes Bread for sponsoring today’s post. As always, all opinions are my own. #RhodesBread #DinnerRolls #Dinner #KidFriendly #ad
We love pulled pork around here. The kids really love it, and I like it because it makes a ton. One pork shoulder or tenderloin can feed an army which means I can cook once and eat multiple times with a minimum amount of work. (Or I can throw half of it in the freezer for another meal). But I really love throwing it in a slow cooker and letting it go all day the day before a big gathering. Then it’s just a matter of warming it up and setting out dinner rolls to make sliders (perfectly sized for the kids) or large sandwich buns for the grown-ups. Easy peasy!
What You May Need For Slow Cooker Pulled Pork:
- Slow Cooker
- Cutting Board
- Mixing Bowl and Whisk
- Baking Sheet
This recipe is a little twist on the classic BBQ pulled pork. Since the dish and seasoning can be tweaked to your personal preferences, it’s great for both kids and adults. Our Asian version gives the pork a Korean flavor that’s just delicious. Top the sandwiches with a little of our Asian slaw and you have my favorite twist on a Southern classic. It’s just so full of flavor, and so very easy!
What is the Best Cut of Meat for Pork Sliders?
For this recipe, we have used pork butt, which comes from a section of the shoulder that has fat (marbling) running through it. This helps give the meat really great flavor. You could also use pork shoulder, which has less fat. These cuts do well with low and slow cooking. Pork butt is especially good for pulled pork recipes because of all that marbling.
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sliders + Asian Slaw Recipe
Korean-Inspired Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sliders + Asian Slaw
After you make this recipe once, you will be an instant pro at cooking pork in a crock pot. Feed a crowd with minimal effort!
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sliders + Asian Slaw
- 5 lb pork butt trimmed
- salt and pepper to taste
- Rhodes Dinner Rolls
- Toasted Sesame Seeds
Pulled Pork Marinade Ingredients
- 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 3 tablespoons ketchup
- 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons Chinese five spice powder
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger minced
Korean BBQ Sauce Ingredients
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 shallots finely chopped
- 2 shallots finely diced
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder
- 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- pinch red pepper flake
Asian Slaw Ingredients
- 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 large carrot shredded
- 1/2 head red cabbage shredded
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
- salt and pepper to taste
Pulled Pork + Korean BBQ Sauce Directions
- Whisk together the marinade ingredients until well combined. Rub the pork with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight. Discard the excess marinade and place the pork into the slow cooker.
- To make the Korean BBQ Sauce, heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Cook the shallots until soft. Whisk in the chicken stock, ketchup, honey, soy sauce, and give spice powder. Cook until the sauce begins to thicken and reduce. Remove from the heat and add the vinegar and sesame oil.
- Pour the sauce over the pork, and cover. Cook on low for 8 hours. Using two forks, pull the pork apart.
Asian Slaw Directions
- In a large bowl, combine the carrots and red cabbage. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, honey, sesame oil, and soy sauce until well combined.
- Pour the mixture over the carrots and cabbage and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with sesame seeds.
- When it's time to eat, place the frozen Rhodes Dinner Rolls on a lined baking sheet. Brush the tops with olive oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake according to the directions on the package.
Cut the rolls in half. Add the pulled pork on the bottom and top with a little of the Asian slaw. Enjoy!
Can You Freeze Pulled Pork?
Yes! This recipe starts with 5lbs of meat, so it’s ideal for feeding a crowd, but it’s also great for once a month cooking and freezer meals. To freeze, put the pulled pork in a freezer bag, leaving about an inch at the top of the bag so there is room for the pork to expand as it freezes. Be sure to seal it tightly and always label your bags with the recipe name and date. no one likes mystery meat!
How Do You Cook Rhodes Warm-N-Serv Yeast Rolls for Pork Sliders?
- Preheat the oven to 325-degrees F.
- Place the frozen Rhodes Dinner Rolls on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Brush the tops of the rolls with olive oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
- Bake for 11-13 minutes until golden brown.
I hope you’ll enjoy this recipe with your family! If you give it a try, be sure to leave me a comment and let me know what you think, or post a pic on Instagram and tag me at @jugglingactmama and use hashtag #JugglingActMama.
My Favorite Rhodes Recipes:
I’ve developed a lot of recipes for Rhodes Bread and here are some delicious ones your family will love:
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If you liked Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sliders, you might also like:
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- Slow Cooker Jerk Pork – Garlic and Zest – Jerk pork is a traditional Jamaican recipe and you will flip over how flavorful it is.
- Slow Cooker Memphis Style Sliders – Simply Whisked – Memphis is known for its BBQ, with a hickory flavor.