Pulled Pork Sliders

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Pulled Pork Sliders are getting some time in the spotlight today!!

Pulled Pork Sliders from www.whatsgabycooking.com are the perfect summer treat!! (@whatsgabycookin)

These pulled pork sliders have been on rotation in our house for years. I love that I can throw everything into the slow cooker in the morning, toast some slider buns in the afternoon and then throw it all together when it’s time to eat. It takes absolutely zero concentration which is exactly what I need these coming months because life is about to get a little hectic.

So, if you’re looking for something delicious, easy, simple, and awesome… look no further. Pulled Pork Sliders are your new jam. Throw some pickles or picked onions on top to give it an extra crunch and you’re on your way!

Pulled Pork Sliders from www.whatsgabycooking.com are the perfect summer treat! Plus you dont even have to turn on your oven! (@whatsgabycookin)

Pulled Pork Sliders from www.whatsgabycooking.com are the perfect summer treat! Plus you dont even have to turn on your oven! (@whatsgabycookin)

Pulled Pork Sliders

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 10 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 8 -10 people


  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp sweet paprika
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2.5 lbs pork butt cut into 2 pieces
  • 12 slider buns


  • Combine all the ingredients except the pork butt and the buns in a slow cooker and mix together with a spoon. Add the 2 pieces of pork and cover the slow cooker. Set for 8 hours on low.
  • After 8 hours, using 2 forks, shred the pork and remove the pork with the remaining sauce into a large bowl. Toast the slider buns and add some of the pulled pork to each bun. Top with some pickles are serve as needed.


  1. these look delicious! pulled pork is also really tasty on Hawaiian rolls… you should try it! its my fave way to make pulled pork sliders 🙂 perfect super bowl food!

  2. Gaelle, I used to work in a restaurant in which one of my daily lunch items was a pulled pork sandwich in a citrus sauce. Being a rather large operation, we didn’t have a slow cooker, so we used standard stainless steel pots, which worked wonderfully. My recommendation to you would be as follows:

    Follow the recipe exactly. Put all ingredients into your dutch oven, and place over medium heat to simmer for about 6-8 hours. At that point, remove from heat, and take pork out of the dutch oven. If you wish to shred it hot, do so with forks, or burning of the fingers will insue (trust me…). I prefer to pull by gloved hand when cooled, though it takes some time to cool. After pork has been pulled, return the meat to the pot, and moisten it with the sauce you’ve saved from prior braising. Just bring the meat back to a simmer, and enjoy.

    Just following this will work like a charm everytime. This is easily my favorite lunch in all creation! It is SUCH the perfect sporting event food. All you guests will love it!

  3. I don’t care about football either! Haha. At any superbowl party, I really am just there for the food! Time to bust out the slow cooker. I almost never use it, and this is a great excuse to revive it.

  4. I’ve been searching for pulled pork recipes! That’s what I’ve decided I want to make for the Superbowl. I’m bookmarking this now.Your sliders are adorable!

  5. Thanks for the recipe Gaby…we made these for Superbowl Sunday and they were a big hit! FYI I made two slight modifications and added about 1 1/2 tsp of dry mustard and a pinch of dry crushed habenero for a bit more kick.

  6. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

  7. These sliders look fantastic! I have added them to the list for our game day party.
    To be honest, I must make a full confession here, I love football! I know! I’m sorry, I just do!
    I’m going to set my slow cooker out and let everyone serve themselves this year.

    But, where did you get those little buns? Did you buy them? or Bake them?

  8. These are AMAZING! I made this for Super Bowl Sunday last year and now it’s become a favorite of my family! So we make this several times a year, but of course with Super Bowl Sunday coming up guess what everyone wants again!!!! Thanks Gaby for sharing it and Ro-Tel for posting it last year!

    Oh and I noticed that someone posted something about buns…this is wide open! We use sourdough dinner rolls from our local grocery store, but the guys love it on hogie rolls. I know friends of mine that I’ve shared the recipe with have also used Kings Hawaiian rolls.

  9. hi gaby!
    I just put my pork butt in the slow cooker! very excited to see how this turns out…looks like a great recipe!!!

  10. hi GAby! The sliders were a big hit….very delicious…but I have a question. I am not a pro with using the slow cooker. Should the meat be totally submerged in the liquid while it is cooking? After the 8 hours , I noticed the top half of the meat was dryer than the part in the liquid… Also,my slow cooker has an internal thermometer…I am wondering if I cooked it too long. Maybe I should use that in the future. Love to know your thoughts. Love the blog!!

  11. The best… Made this last weekend for the family. Tossed my “old” pulled pork recipe away.
    Love your site.

  12. These are amazing- just finished my 2nd sandwich- I topped them with a blue cheese dressing and maybe a bit of roquette would be good too?

  13. I’m a bit behind here but I was wondering how much the sauce thickens up. I love a good, thick BBQ sauce!! These sliders look delish- I am going to make them this weekend and again for the Super Bowl! 🙂 THanks!

  14. This looks like a perfect appetizer for a summer dinner party. So savory and delicious. And I love the pickles on top!

  15. Before seeing this recipe I would have thought these would be really hard to make, but you explained everything so well! They look amazing!! I cant wait to try and make these. I actually shared this recipe here http://www.meshkomoments.com/healthy-football-game-food/ in my list of Healthy Football Game Food Ideas!! 🙂 I hope you will check it out. Thank you for sharing your recipe with all of us!

  16. This was amazing. I’ve tried other recipes but this one was so flavorful without having to add an outside sauce. Definitely will be my go to recipe.

  17. I love the whole slow cooker idea and your pulled pork is the way to go. Perfect for easy prep and a delicious outcome.

  18. Hummmm so the Pork Butt didn’t shred, I cooked it 6 hours, not tender, not done, 7 hours, still not tender but fully cooked, maybe it was my cut but it was also extremely fatty. The zip of the sauce was delicious and so aromatic, I just wanted it to be fall apart delicious but it wasn’t I chopped it up with a knife and fork but again the fat content… the taste was delicious, maybe will try again with a pork tenderloin.

    1. did you let it go for the full 8 hours? The tenderloin won’t shred as well, I’d go for the butt again and cut it into smaller pieces and trim a bit of the fat and let it go for the full 8 hours, even to 10 hours if needed.

    2. I always use a pork tenderloin when I make my pulled pork, and add a little no-sodium chicken broth to the slow cooker.

  19. Just a mention if you shop at Costco, they sell a 4 pack of pork sirloins, and they are super lean. I freeze them and pull them out one by one. They are about 6×8″ but vary in size. I usually stick one in the fridge a day or so in advance, then throw it in the slow cooker in the am and by dinner it’s done; perfect shred. All you have to do is touch it and it falls apart. I don’t like a lot of fat, so this works well for me. You can always add.

  20. do you think these sliders could be made ahead and frozen? I need to find a simple recipe to take to group meeting and I need to make it ahead and freeze it

    1. I’m slowly working my way through all the recipes on my site for the instant pot!! But I would venture to say manual for 60 minutes!

  21. Wow this was delicious! The sauce was perfect. Rather than my crockpot I cooked it in my Dutch oven at 300° for three hours. Best pulled pork I’ve ever made! Thx a million 🙂

  22. 5 stars
    I just wanted to say I successfully made this in the instant pot! Used 3.5 lbs of boneless pork butt cut into 4 pieces. Seared 1-2 min on all sides in sauté mode and then cooked on manual for 60 min in the sauce. Released pressure 5 min after cooking finished. Came out like a dream! Will be my go-to pulled pork recipe.

    1. I would do: manual high pressure for 40 minutes. Once the cooking time is up, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then do a quick release.

  23. Gaby- OMG. I may have already reviewed this but I don’t care. This is the easiest / most delicious recipe ever. My husband had five sliders and was in awe. I looked like a genius. You’re the best! Love to Poppy and Thomas <3

  24. would you change anything If I swap out the pork for chicken thighs, or just follow the recipe the same?

  25. If making ahead and then reheating for an event, should I keep it in it’s juices or keep them separate until time to reheat?

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