Sweet and Spicy Pulled Pork Sliders is another way of enjoying barbecue in a bun. Pork is cooked for hours to achieve a tasty, moist, juicy and mouthwatering barbecue with a kick. If you prefer more heat, feel free to increase the cayenne pepper, hot sauce or jalapeno. Oh, I love using the Hawaiian rolls when making sliders with crunchy veggies as garnish.
Summer is barbecue time but this Sweet and Spicy Pulled Pork Sliders can be made easily all-year round. Honestly, right now I would rather be barbecuing indoors. We have experienced around this time barbecuing in a sweltering heat, dust storm and pouring rain with lightning and thunder. And when we barbecue – we barbecue a lot so it is so inconvenient if we have to bring everything in. When there’s a dust storm there’s no way I want to be standing outside.
Back to the pulled pork sliders. I cook pork on the stove for 2 ½ hours until tender and juicy. Sometimes it’s longer. If you find yourself running around constantly and have no time to sit around and wait till pork gets tender get yourself an instant pot or a slow cooker. This pork was boneless but if it was attached to a bone – it’ll definitely fall of the bone.
Can I cook this Pulled Pork recipe in the oven?
This pulled pork recipe can be cooked in the oven too. Combine all the ingredients except for the veggie garnish and rub it all over the pork and bake at 300 degrees F for about 2 hours. Put the pork in a foil for a moist and juicy pulled pork. Then remove the foil and brush the pork with your favorite barbecue sauce. Broil for 10 minutes to caramelize the BBQ sauce.
One of the reasons why I like cooking pork on the stove is I can use the sauce I cooked the pork in as my barbecue sauce. Who doesn’t like this sauce. All the juicy goodness from the pork while simmering are all in these sauce. Season the sauce to your liking. Add more barbecue sauce, more cayenne pepper or any hot sauce however you like it.
In my opinion the success of a pulled pork depends on how long it was cooked and the sauce you cooked it in. This is a simple Sweet and Spicy Pulled Pork Sliders recipe but scrumptious that will surely please the crowd.
Labor Day is around the corner and it is still very hot outside. Make this Sweet and Spicy Pulled Pork and barbecue sauce ahead of time. On that day, all you have to do are the garnish for the pulled pork sliders and side dishes like Watermelon, Feta and Tomato Salad. Try it. This watermelon feta salad goes real well with sliders.
If you are making this on Labor Day, enjoy this delicious Sweet and Spicy Pulled Pork Sliders and enjoy your day off!
How to Make this Sweet and Spicy Pulled Pork Sliders
- 1 1/2 pound pork shoulder cut 2 in x 2 in
- 1 small onion minced
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
- 3/4 cup barbecue sauce I used Sweet Baby Ray’s Sweet n’ Spicy – so use whatever you have
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 2 teaspoons water
- 12 Hawaiian rolls
- ½ cup red cabbage
- ½ cup bean sprout
In a small bowl, combine paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, garlic powder, ground black pepper, brown sugar and your favorite barbecue sauce.
Place pork in a pot and pour the barbecue sauce mixture.
Bring to a boil and simmer pork until tender. Usually about 2 hours or so when cooking on the stove.
Remove pork when done. Set aside. Don’t turn off heat on pan.
Slowly pour cornstarch mixture in the pot stirring constantly.
Once sauce is thick turn off heat and transfer sauce in a small bowl.
Shred or pull pork using 2 forks.
Toast the Hawaiian rolls if you like to.
Put about 3 to 4 tablespoons of pulled pork on the rolls.
Garnish with your favorite vegetables.
Add the sauce with the pulled pork or serve the sauce on the side.
Serve these sliders with other side dishes like the refreshing Watermelon, Feta and Tomato Salad.