Recipe // easy bbq pork sliders

May 2, 2013

Now that the weather is finally warming up, picnics, barbecues, and summer get togethers are on their way soon!  I recently made these yummy barbecue pork sliders for my son’s second birthday party, and they were so easy to make for a large crowd, and they turned out to be very tasty especially on the pretzel rolls from Costco!
Crockpot Barbecue Pulled Pork Sliders
adapted from Paula Dean
Serves 10-15
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
Pinch of cayenne pepper, optional
5 pounds boneless pork butt or shoulder
2 cups barbecue sauce (homemade or store bought) -I prefer sweet baby rays
10 to 12 soft rolls (I loved the pretzel rolls from costco)
5 garlic cloves peeled and sliced in half


In a small bowl, mix the chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt, pepper, and cayenne, if using.  Rub the spice mixture on all sides of the pork.  Poke the pork with a knife and place the sliced in half garlic cloves into the meat throughout the pork shoulder. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
Place pork in a slow cooker.  Set on low heat and cook for 10 hours.  Transfer from the slow cooker to a roasting pan and shred with two forks, removing any large pieces of fat.  Pour the broth into a heatproof pitcher or large fat separator, and skim off the fat.  Put the pork back into the slow cooker.  Combine the barbecue sauce and about 2 cups of the skimmed broth.  Stir into the pork and cook 2 hours.  Using a slotted spoon, remove the pork from the slow cooker.  Place the meat on a serving platter or on individual buns.  Serve the remaining sauce alongside.

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