Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders Recipe

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This easy slow cooker BBQ pulled pork sliders recipe is perfect for summer cookouts. Easy to make & bursting with flavor, these mouthwatering sliders are a crowd pleaser and will steal the show at any barbecue.

Easy pulled pork slider recipe with Hawaiian rolls and BBQ sauce.

One of my favorite things about summer is the cookouts and barbecues. They are all about fun, friends, and of course you can’t have a cookout without the star of the show…food! 

The great thing about summer cookout food is that it doesn’t have to be complicated to be delicious and this pulled pork sliders recipe is the perfect example of that. 

The pulled pork is slowly cooked to perfection, smothered in barbecue sauce, and then piled onto seasoned slider rolls to create an explosion of classic summer flavors that will keep everyone coming back for more.

With this recipe in your arsenal, you will be the star of any summer gathering without stressing over elaborate preparations. You’ll find yourself spending more time enjoying the company of your family & friends and less time in the kitchen. 

Let the deliciousness of these little sandwiches be the highlight of your summer cookouts and remember, good food doesn’t have to be complicated to be flavorful & absolutely scrumptious!

Easy pulled meat sandwiches that are perfect for summer cookouts.

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Summer cookout recipe with pork, barbecue sauce, and cheese.

Why you’ll love this sliders slow cooker recipe:


  • IRRESISTIBLE FLAVOR – Pulled pork sliders are a taste explosion, combining tender, smoky, and savory notes all in one bite.
  • EASY TO MAKE – With a simple slow cooking process and minimal ingredients, anyone can master this recipe.
  • CROWD PLEASER – Whether it’s a family reunion, a backyard BBQ, or a family dinner pulled pork sliders are guaranteed to be a hit with all ages.
  • BUDGET FRIENDLY – Pork shoulder or pork butt are affordable cuts of meet and can feed an army, making it a cost effective choice for feeding a large crowd.
  • LEFTOVERS – Leftover pulled pork can be used for tacos, sandwiches, salads, and my personal favorite nachos.

The Best Pulled Pork Recipe

An easy & delicious pulled pork slider recipe that’s made with simple ingredients found in any grocery store.

BBQ pulled pork sliders recipe with Hawaiian rolls for a summer cookout.

This recipe yields 24 sliders, which will feed about 12 people.

BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders Ingredients

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For the Pork

  • 3-4 lb Boneless Pork Butt or Pork Shoulder
  • 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Chicken Bone Broth
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 2-3 Whole Peeled Garlic Cloves
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce (more or less depending on how saucy you like your meat): I used my family’s favorite barbecue sauce, Stubb’s however you can use whatever BBQ sauce you like.

For the Sliders

  • Cooked Pork Butt, shredded
  • 1/4 cup BBQ Sauce (more or less depending on how saucy you like your sandwiches)
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 24 Soft Hawaiian Rolls or Your Favorite Slider Rolls
  • 1/4 Butter
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp Everything Bagel Seasoning
Summer cookout recipe with pulled pork, slider rolls, cheese, and barbecue sauce.

How to Make BBQ Pork Sliders

Here’s all of the simple steps you’ll need to bake up these incredibly tasty & hearty little sandwiches.

Barbecue pulled pork sliders are the perfect summer cookout food.

The Easy Recipe for Cooking Pork

To the bottom of a slow cooker, add the vinegar, chicken broth, & honey and whisk to combine. Place the garlic cloves in the crock pot.

Place the pork butt on top of the mixture and generously sprinkle the meat with salt & pepper (It’s a thick cut of meat so don’t be afraid that you’re adding too much salt!). 

Cook the pork on low for 6-8 hours.

Once the meat is fully cooked, shred the meat with 2 forks right inside the crockpot. The shredded pork will absorb the liquid giving it even more flavor, then mix in the barbecue sauce.

At this point, you can either begin building your sliders or allow the meat to cool, place in an airtight container, and then store in the refrigerator for use later.

Easy pulled meat sandwiches that are perfect for summer cookouts.

Assembling the BBQ Pork Sliders

Preheat oven to 375°F.

With a sharp, serrated knife slice the slider Hawaiian buns in half. Remove the top of the buns & set aside.

Place the bottom buns on a baking sheet or inside of a casserole dish. Layer the shredded pork over the the buns, drizzle with a little additional BBQ sauce, sprinkle the shredded cheese, and then place the top of the buns on top.

Barbecue pork on slider rolls drizzled with more BBQ sauce.

In a small bowl add the butter, Worcestershire sauce, and everything bagel seasoning. Microwave for 30-60 seconds, or until completely melted.

Everything bagel seasoning for summer sandwiches.

Brush the butter mixture over the top half of the buns. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and for 10 minutes.

Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until bun tops are golden brown and cheese is melted. 

Enjoy!

Pulled pork sandwiches for summer gatherings and cookouts.

Expert Tips

  • Opt for a boneless pork shoulder or pork butt with marbling (fat streaks) for maximum tenderness and flavor. These cuts are a great option for slow cooking and will result in moist, succulent pulled pork.
  • The addition of a liquid, such as chicken broth & apple cider vinegar, creates a steamy environment for the slow cooker, enhancing the flavors and keeping the tender pork moist throughout the cooking process.
  • Use your favorite BBQ sauce or experiment with different barbecue sauce variations, such as adding honey for sweetness or a touch of liquid smoke for a smokier flavor.
  • Prepare the pulled pork a day ahead, refrigerate it in its juices, and reheat on low heat before serving. This method intensifies the flavors and makes hosting a breeze!
Pork slider recipe with pulled pork, BBQ sauce, and mini rolls.

Other Meat Options for This Slider Recipe

Not a fan of pork?

This recipe can easily be adapted to include white or dark meat chicken or by slow cooking a beef chuck roast or brisket.

BBQ summer sandwiches for gatherings or family dinners.

What other ingredients can I put on these pulled pork sliders?

Pulled pork sliders are incredibly versatile, and there are endless possibilities for other ingredients to serve alongside the delicious pork. Here are some creative ideas to make these sliders your own. 

  • Pickles: Add a zesty and tangy kick to your sliders by layering sliced dill pickles on top of the pulled pork.
  • Caramelized Onions: Elevate your sliders with sweet and savory caramelized onions.
  • Homemade Coleslaw: Creamy coleslaw is a timeless accompaniment that perfectly complements the rich, smoky flavors of pulled pork sliders.
  • Bacon: For the ultimate indulgence, crumble some crispy bacon over the pulled pork. It’s a match made in heaven!
Potato chips are the perfect accompaniment to pork sandwiches.

What can I serve with pulled pork sliders?

When serving pork sandwiches, you have a wide array of delicious side dishes to choose from that complement the rich & flavorful pork.

  • Potato Chips: The classic crunch and savory goodness of potato chips is the perfect companion to pulled pork sliders.
  • Corn on the Cob: Grilled or boiled corn on the cob with a dollop of butter and a sprinkle of salt is a quintessential summer side dish that adds a burst of sweetness and color to the meal.
  • Baked Beans: Hearty and comforting baked beans provide a satisfying accompaniment to the sliders. Their sweet and savory taste elevates the entire barbecue experience.
  • Macaroni & Cheese: A crowd-pleasing classic, macaroni and cheese brings a touch of indulgence to the table, creating a delightful contrast to the pulled pork.
  • Grilled Vegetables: Lightly seasoned and charred on the grill, an assortment of grilled vegetables such as zucchini, bell peppers, and eggplant.
  • French Fries: Crispy and golden fries are a timeless side dish that everyone loves.
  • Fresh Fruit: A colorful platter of seasonal fresh fruits, such as berries, melon, and grapes, adds a healthy and refreshing option to balance the savory flavors of the pulled pork.
  • Sweet Peach Iced Tea: This delightful beverage will complement the meal and keep your guests cool & refreshed. Grab the sweet tea recipe here.
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Easy pulled pork slider recipe with Hawaiian rolls and BBQ sauce.
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Easy BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders

Tender slow cooked pulled pork drenched in BBQ sauce and served between toasted buns for an irresistible burst of flavor. Simple, versatile, and utterly delicious this recipe will be a hit at your summer cookouts and barbecues!
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Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:6 hours 15 minutes
Total Time:6 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

For the Pork

  • 3-4 lb Boneless Pork Butt or Pork Shoulder
  • 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Chicken Bone Broth
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 2-3 Whole Peeled Garlic Cloves
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce more or less depending on how saucy you like your meat

For the Sliders

  • Cooked Pork Butt shredded
  • 1/4 cup BBQ Sauce more or less depending on how saucy you like your sandwiches
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 24 Soft Hawaiian Rolls
  • 1/4 Butter
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp Everything Bagel Seasoning

Instructions

Cooking the Pork

  • To the bottom of a slow cooker, add the vinegar, chicken broth, & honey and whisk to combine. Place the garlic cloves in the crock pot.
  • Place the pork butt on top of the mixture and generously sprinkle the meat with salt & pepper (It’s a thick cut of meat so don’t be scared that you’re adding too much salt!).
  • Cook the pork on low for 6-8 hours.
  • Once the meat is fully cooked, shred the meat with 2 forks right inside the crockpot. The shredded meat will absorb the liquid giving it even more flavor.
  • At this point, you can either begin building your sliders or allow the meat to cool and then store in the refrigerator for use later.

Assembling the Sliders

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • With a sharp, serrated knife slice the slider buns in half. Remove the top of the buns & set aside.
  • Place the bottom half of the buns on a baking sheet. Layer the pulled pork over the the buns, drizzle with a little additional BBQ sauce, sprinkle the shredded cheese, and then place the top of the buns on top.
  • In a small microwave safe bowl add the butter, Worcestershire sauce, and everything bagel seasoning. Microwave for 30-60 seconds, or until completely melted.
  • Brush the butter mixture over the top of the buns. Cover the pan with foil and bake at 375° for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until bun tops are golden brown and cheese is melted.

Nutrition

Calories: 303kcal
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ, Pork, Pulled Pork, Sliders
Servings: 24 sliders
Calories: 303kcal

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  1. Your BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders look so yummy! I love that it can be made for a large crowd and it looks like the perfect combo with chips!

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