pulled pork sliders
Hold on to your pants here people. I’m about to introduce you to the laziest/easiest/ most perfect app that you can bring to or serve at a party. Pulled pork sliders. Small enough to be considered an app, substantial enough to be considered dinner. And easy enough to only get one dish dirty in your kitchen. I can’t get all high and martha on you here because just about everything in this recipe is store-bought and un-organic. Shoot me. I’m knee-deep over here trying to figure out how I can have 15 people over on Christmas and 30 over on boxing day without completely losing my mind. A simple app for a party last week was about all I could handle.
what you need:
1 5-7 pound pork shoulder or pork butt
1 2-liter bottle of root beer
1 jar of eastern north carolina bbq sauce (vinegar based, Harris Teeter makes the best)
24 slider sized potato rolls (the potato is just a preference of mine…go crazy and use something different!)
what to do: forgive me that there are no pictures. I pulled this together sometime between work, piano, carpool, and being home alone with the kids for 5 days straight…I sort of forgot to capture the moments!)
in a crock pot, put the pork in and pour the root beer over top until the pork is nearly covered. Put the lid on the crock pot and set on low for 8 to 10 hours.
Once pork is done, drain the root beer, shred it with a fork, and then pour the bottle of bbq sauce on top. Cook on low for 20-30 minutes.
while cooking the pork with the bbq sauce, toast the rolls (this helps keep them from getting soggy)
right before serving, put pork on rolls.
serve and enjoy.
*a few disclaimers. 1) I cooked and shredded the pork on day 1, put in fridge overnight, and then reheated before our party with the bbq sauce. 2)I served with coleslaw, but honestly no one really used it. It’s up to you.