Mini Pulled Pork Sliders

November 28, 2011

I love burgers but….I don’t really like the guilt trip I give myself after eating one…..so I thought to myself, If I make smaller versions, I wouldn’t feel AS bad about it right? After all it’s all in my head! Right… Anyways!

On a lazy afternoon, I decided to throw 2 pork tenderloins in my slow cooker, along with 2 brown beers. 7 hours after, wowwww!!! The meet was falling apart beautifully!

I decided to make burger buns but “sliders” style. Cut them in half, mix your pork with you fav BBQ sauce, add a bit of cheese and cilantro on top and there you go!!! Cute and delicious sliders my friends!!

I use a Tequila and Chipotle BBQ sauce, which goes well with the cilantro but jazz it up the way you want!

Burger Buns recipe: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/burger-or-hot-dog-buns/detail.aspx

  • Course: Muse
  • Servings: 24
  • Prep. time: 20 min
  • Cook time: 240 min

Ingredients:

  • 2 pork tenderloins
  • 2 dark beers (I used Honey Brown)
  • 1 Cup of your favourite BBQ sauce (I used Tequila Chipotle BBQ sauce)
  • a handful of fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 Cup of milk
  • 1/2 Cup of water
  • 1/4 Cup of butter
  • 4 1/2 Cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package of instant yeast
  • 2 Tablespoon of white sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 brick of old cheddar cheese

Cooking instructions:

  1. Start by putting your tenderloins in the slow cooker. Pour the beer on them and put the slow cooker on high for 6 to 8 hours.
  2. When the meat is ready, turn off the slow cooker and transfer the meat to a carving board and pull the meat apart with 2 forks to create pulled pork. Take out any pieces of fat from the slow cooker and put the pork back in it's juices and cover.
  3. Heat up your oven to 400 degrees F.
  4. In a small saucepan, heat milk, water and butter until very warm, 120 degrees F (50 degrees C). Transfer into a bowl, sprinkle the yeast on top and let it sit for 10 minutes.
  5. In a large bowl, mix together 1 3/4 cup flour, sugar and salt. Mix milk mixture into flour mixture, and then mix in egg. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.
  7. Divide dough into 24 equal pieces. Shape into smooth balls, and place on a greased baking sheet. Flatten slightly. Cover, and let rise for 30 to 35 minutes.
  8. Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for about 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
  9. While the buns are cooling a bit, mix in your BBQ sauce with your pork.
  10. Slice your slider buns in half, put a bit of the pork, a bit of cheese (a strong cheddar would be good) and a bit of cilantro.
  11. Enjoy!
  • http://savingsomemoney.tumblr.com maximem

    Yum yum yum. Can’t wait to make these buns!!

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    They are just so cute!!

  • Heidi @foodiecrush

    There’s nothing like taking a taste, just a little taste, here and there. And hopefully not taking 5 more. I don’t know if I could hold back with these mini beauties. The bun recipe looks so pretty too. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    :):)