Sarah Tiong’s BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders

BBQ pulled pork sliders

Serves: 4  |  Preparation time: 4 hrs |  Cooking time: Slow-cooked pulled pork 4 hrs (see recipe)   |  Meal Options cooking time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

Pulled Pork Base Recipe:
2.5-3kg Tasman pork shoulder 
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons ground toasted coriander seed
2 tablespoons ground toasted fennel seed
2 tablespoons ground toasted black pepper
2 large brown onions, finely chopped
5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1-2L Boiling water or stock

BBQ Sauce:
3 tablespoons oil
1 large brown onion, finely chopped
3-5 garlic cloves, finely grated
½ cup tomato sauce
¼ cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
¼ cup white wine or apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 ½ tablespoons smokey tabasco
1 cup Bourbon or Whiskey
1 cup water
Bread buns of choice

Method Slow-cooked Pulled Pork:
  1. Adjust oven rack to lower position and preheat oven to 150°C. Bring the stock or water up to a boil in a separate pot.
  2. Combine salt, sugar, coriander, fennel seed and black pepper in a small bowl and mix thoroughly. Season pork with spice mixture, making sure to rub it on all sides.
  3. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat on the stove. Once the oil is hot, add pork and cook, turning occasionally, until well browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Add the onion and garlic and mix well ( a Dutch oven is a covered earthenware or cast-iron container for cooking meat in).
  4. Turn off the stove and add boiling water or stock about ½ way up the shoulder in the Dutch oven. Place the Dutch oven into the oven and cook for 4 hours at 150°C.
  5. Transfer pork to a large bowl, reserving liquid in the Dutch oven. Skim off excess fat and discard.
  6. Using 2 forks, shred (be careful not to shred too finely as this can cause it to dry out).

Method BBQ for sliders:

  1. Whisk together the ingredients for the BBQ sauce. Combine with a few ladles of the reserved cooking liquid.
  2. In a large saucepan, heat up the BBQ sauce. Add the shredded pork and combine well. Season as needed.
  3. Serve burger style with slaw in a soft bun.

More meal options with pulled pork, see recipes here:

  1. Sarah Tiong’s Slow-cooked Pulled Pork
  2. Sarah Tiong’s Crispy Pulled Pork Tacos
  3. Sarah Tiong’s Pulled Pork Pasta
  4. Sarah Tiong’s Pulled Pork, Brussel Sprout & Apple Salad

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Results may vary.