Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders

Easily (and cheaply!) feed a crowd with Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders, topped with horseradish dill coleslaw and pickle slices.  Perfect for parties and football games!

Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders with Horseradish Dill Coleslaw: perfect for parties and football games! {Bunsen Burner Bakery} #pulledpork #slowcooker #gameday

The food blog of a Jewish vegetarian probably isn’t the first place you’d look for a pulled pork recipe.  {Update: I ended my 15 year vegetarian status and started eating meat again while I was pregnant in 2015.}  I do, however, have it on southern authority that I make a darn good BBQ pulled pork.

Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders with Horseradish Dill Coleslaw: perfect for parties and football games! {Bunsen Burner Bakery} #pulledpork #slowcooker #gameday

Pulled pork is my favorite party/feed a crowd food.  It’s so easy to toss in the crockpot and the majority of the cooking time is hands-free.  Pork shoulder is very inexpensive, as far as meat goes.  It also feeds a lot of people.  Perfect for holiday parties, football parties, or tailgates!

Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders with Horseradish Dill Coleslaw: perfect for parties and football games! {Bunsen Burner Bakery} #pulledpork #slowcooker #gameday

If you made more than necessary, pulled pork freezes really well.  I always take our leftovers after parties and freeze individual portions in quart-sized ziploc bags.  Frozen pulled pork is perfect to pull out and add to dinners that are too vegetable-heavy for my husband’s taste.

Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders with Horseradish Dill Coleslaw: perfect for parties and football games! {Bunsen Burner Bakery} #pulledpork #slowcooker #gameday

There are lots of things you can do with pulled pork (add it to soups and stews! top sweet potatoes! add to mac and cheese! make nachos!) but the easiest is a pulled pork slider.  Set out your pulled pork with some extra barbecue sauce, my favorite horseradish dill coleslaw, sliced pickles, and potato roll sliders.

Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders with Horseradish Dill Coleslaw: perfect for parties and football games! {Bunsen Burner Bakery} #pulledpork #slowcooker #gameday

It really doesn’t get much easier – the pork cooks all day in the crockpot, then you just shred the pork and add some barbecue sauce. (Protip: toss large hunks of the cooked pork shoulder into a stand mixer and shred with the paddle attachment. SO EASY!) Warm everything back up, and serve.

Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders with Horseradish Dill Coleslaw: perfect for parties and football games! {Bunsen Burner Bakery} #pulledpork #slowcooker #gameday

Then sit back and enjoy the game/party/gathering, because your work is done.  Super Bowl party perfection – make ahead, so you can enjoy the game, too!

Crockpot BBQ Pork Sliders

Easily (and cheaply!) feed a crowd with Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders, topped with horseradish dill coleslaw and pickle slices.  Perfect for parties and football games!

Ingredients:

  • 5-6 pound pork shoulder, preferably boneless
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 onions, quartered
  • 1 liter root beer (regular, not diet)
  • 2 tablespoons worchestershire sauce
  • 16 ounces barbecue sauce (I like Wegman’s gluten free Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce)
  • 1 batch horseradish dill colesaw
  • sliced pickles
  • sliced potato roll sliders (or gluten free buns)

Directions:

 

  1. Rub the pork shoulder with spices.  Cover all sides well.
  2. Place the two onions in the bottom of the crockpot, then place the pork shoulder on top.  Pour in the root beet to cover roughly half of the pork shoulder (this usually uses about half of the liter of root beer).
  3. Cook on high for 5 hours (or low for 8-9 hours), until the meat begins to fall apart and shred with a fork.
  4. Drain everything out of the crockpot and shred the meat.  If you have a stand mixer, the easiest way to do this is to put sections of the pork into the bowl of the mixer and stir with the paddle attachment until shredded.
  5. Add the shredded meat back into the empty crockpot.  Add in 1 cup of the remaining root beer, the worchestershire sauce, and the barbecue sauce.  Stir well to combine.  Cook on high for an additional 30 minutes, stirring again before serving.
  6. Serve with the horseradish dill coleslaw, pickles, and potato rolls.