The recipe takes you through the steps of preparing the shredded pulled pork sliders. There is also a secret sandwich sauce that adds a delightful creamy flavor, perfectly complementing the meat. The best part is this is an easy make-ahead recipe that can then be baked just before you are ready to serve. 

Pulled pork sliders that have been baked with cheese and meat melted Between the Buns

Whether you’re hosting a game day party, potluck, or simply craving a delicious sandwich for dinner, these pulled pork sliders are garanteed to satisfy your whole family. So grab your apron and get ready to make this easy recipe for pulled pork sliders. They are going to be a big hit!

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Ingredients Needed To Make Pork Sliders

Ingredients needed to make the best pork sliders

Pulled Pork: For this slider recipe you can use leftover pulled pork, or I will teach you how to make a super tender slow cooker recipe for pulled pork using pork shoulder or pork butt.

The recipe takes under 10 minutes of prep to cooking time. You can make your pulled pork the day before or make it and freeze it so you are always ready to make these yummy sliders. 

A large plate of pulled pork and a cutting board with pulled pork being shredded with two forks
  • Brown Butter Topping: Butter, brown sugar, chili powder, and garlic salt.
  • Bread: I like to use sweet Hawaiian rolls, but if you prefer a less sweet bread, that would work fine also. 
  • Cheese: I use Havarti; however, I also use sliced pepper jack if I want a spicy pulled pork slider. It’s up to you. 
  • Sauce: Mayonnaise and your favorite BBQ sauce.

📝 Note: You can find the full recipe with ingredients and measurements in the recipe card located at the bottom of this post.

How To Make The Best Pulled Pork Sliders

  1. Let’s start by preparing the sandwich sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise and BBQ sauce until well blended. Set aside.
  2. Now, grab a large bread knife and slice a package of Hawaiian rolls in half. Place the bottom half of the rolls into a large casserole dish or on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  3. Using a large spatula, generously spread the sandwich sauce on both sides of the cut bread, making sure to cover it evenly.
  1. Add a thick layer of pulled pork over the bottom half of the bread, being sure to cover completely.
  2.  Top the shredded pork with slices of cheese.
  3. Place the tops of the buns onto the layer of meat and cheese.
  1. Now, let’s make the brown butter topping. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Once melted, remove it from the heat and add chili powder, garlic salt, and brown sugar. Whisk the ingredients together until well blended.
  2. Using a silicone brush, spread the brown butter sauce evenly over the tops of the buns.
  3. Lightly cover the pan with foil and bake in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until the cheese begins to melt. Remove the foil for the last 2 minutes of baking time.
  4. Once done, take the pork sliders out of the oven and let them cool for 2 minutes. Then, slice and serve. Enjoy your delicious sliders!

Variation Ideas For Pork Sliders

This pork slider recipe is perfect as is; however, you can make it your own by kicking it up a notch with your favorite toppings and mix-ins. 

  • Spice It Up: If you enjoy spicy heat on your slider, you could use pepper jack cheese, mix in some chipotle peppers in adobo sauce into the pulled pork, shake on your favorite hot sauce or add in some of my cowboy candy (aka sweet pickled jalapenos)  
  • Layer In: Add crisp slices of bacon, sweet pickles, or grilled onions.
  • Add A Fresh Element: After cooking your pork sliders, you could top them with my Pineapple Mexican Homemade Coleslaw or grilled pineapple slices.
  • Sauce:  I have some homemade bbq sauce recipes that would add a layer of flavor. Try my ………… 
  • Bread: You could also make your pork sandwiches with brioche buns, dinner rolls, or any favorite slider buns.
Close up of a pulled pork slider with cheese and sauce dripping from them

How To Make Pork Sliders The Day Before A Party

To make the pulled pork sliders recipe more convenient for entertaining, you can prep several components the day before and assemble them on the day of the party. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

Day Before:

  1. Prepare Sandwich Sauce: Whisk together the mayonnaise and BBQ sauce in a small bowl. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  2. Slice Rolls: Use a large bread knife to slice the package of rolls in half. Place back into the plastic bag, seal tightly, and keep in the refrigerator.
  3. Cook Pulled Pork: If the pulled pork is not already prepared, cook it the day before. Allow it to cool and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Don’t forget, to make this step really easy use my Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe.
  4. Prepare Brown Butter Topping: In a small saucepan, melt the butter and add chili powder, garlic salt, and brown sugar. Whisk together and store in the refrigerator.

Day Of:

  1. Assemble Sliders:
    • Preheat the oven.
    • Take the rolls and sandwich sauce out of the refrigerator.
    • Spread the sandwich sauce on both sides of the cut bread.
    • Layer on the pulled pork and cheese slices as directed in the original recipe. Place the bun’s tops on.
  2. Warm Brown Butter Topping:
    • Reheat the brown butter topping in your microwave on the melt button.
    • Spread it over the tops of the buns using a silicone brush.
  3. Bake:
    • Cover the pan with foil and bake according to the original instructions.
    • Remove the foil for the last 2 minutes of baking time.
  4. Serve:
    • Allow the sliders to cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

By prepping the components in advance, you can streamline the process on the day of the party, making it easier to serve your delicious pulled pork sliders to your guests.

Pork sliders on Hawaiian buns with extra barbecue sauce and melted cheese

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Hot pulled pork slider with extra sauce and a bowl next to them
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Sweet and Saucy BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12
This sweet and saucy BBQ pulled pork sliders recipe is an absolute winner for any gathering or casual meal. With tender and juicy pulled pork, sweet and tangy barbecue sandwich sauce, melted cheese, and sweet Hawaiian slider buns, these sliders are a crowd pleaser. 

Note: Be sure to read through the recipe’s post for tips and details about this recipe.

Ingredients
 

Sauce

  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

Sandwiches

  • 1 package rolls, I use King's Hawaiian Original Pack of 12
  • 6 cups pulled pork
  • 6 slices Havarti cheese

Topping

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar

Instructions
 

  • Let’s start by preparing the sandwich sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise and BBQ sauce until well blended. Set aside.
    1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • Now, grab a large bread knife and slice a package of Hawaiian rolls in half. Place the bottom half of the rolls into a large casserole dish or on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
    1 package rolls
  • Using a large spatula, generously spread the sandwich sauce on both sides of the cut bread, making sure to cover it evenly.
  • Add a thick layer of pulled pork over the bottom half of the bread, being sure to cover completely.
    6 cups pulled pork
  • Top the shredded pork with slices of cheese.
    6 slices Havarti cheese
  • Place the tops of the buns onto the layer of meat and cheese.
  • Now, let’s make the brown butter topping. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Once melted, remove it from the heat and add chili powder, garlic salt, and brown sugar. Whisk the ingredients together until well blended.
    3 tablespoons butter, 1/4 teaspoon chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt, 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • Using a silicone brush, spread the brown butter sauce evenly over the tops of the buns.
  • Lightly cover the pan with foil and bake in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until the cheese begins to melt. Remove the foil for the last 2 minutes of baking time.
  • Once done, take the pork sliders out of the oven and let them cool for 2 minutes. Then, slice and serve. Enjoy your delicious sliders!

Notes

Variation Ideas For Pork Sliders
This pork slider recipe is perfect as is; however, you can make it your own by kicking it up a notch with your favorite toppings and mix-ins. 
  • Spice It Up: If you enjoy spicy heat on your slider, you could use pepper jack cheese, mix in some chipotle peppers in adobo sauce into the pulled pork, shake on your favorite hot sauce or add in some of my cowboy candy (aka sweet pickled jalapenos)  
  • Layer In: Add crisp slices of bacon, sweet pickles, or grilled onions.    
  • Add A Fresh Element: After cooking your pork sliders, you could top them with my Pineapple Mexican Homemade Coleslaw or grilled pineapple slices.
  • Sauce:  I have some homemade bbq sauce recipes that would add a layer of flavor. Try my Bacon and Whiskey BBQ Sauce or Sweet and Spicy Coffee Forward BBQ Sauce.
  • Bread: You could also make your pork sandwiches with brioche buns, dinner rolls, or any favorite slider buns.
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer
Author: Gina Dickson

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