Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Slow Cooker Chinese Pineapple Pork Sliders
The slow cooker produces a winner once again with this easy slider. Sweet pineapple pork combined with an Asian flair of ingredients creates a finger-licking twist on the old bbq pork slider. Top it with a little Asian slaw and you have yourself a delectable little slider. It comes together easily making it a quick and deceptively simple dinner, or an easy party appetizer that is sure to pack a punch.
Prep Time: 5 to 10 minutes
Slow Cooker Time: 8 to 10 hours
Yield: 12 to 24 sliders
Chinese Pineapple Pork
1/3 cup hoisin sauce
1 can pineapple chunks (with juice)
3 TB soy sauce
3 TB honey
1 TB srirarcha
1 TB chopped garlic
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp ground ginger
1 (3 to 5 lbs) pork butt roast
2 cups shredded purple cabbage
1 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup rice vinegar
salt and pepper
slider buns or rolls
1. Combine hoisin sauce, pineapple chunks, soy sauce, honey, srirarcha, garlic, sesame oil, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves in a slow cooker. Stir to combine. Place pork roast in and turn to coat
2. Cook on low 8 to 10 hours until meat can easily be shredded with a fork.
3. Before serving, make the slaw by combining shredded cabbage, shredded carrots, cilantro, and rice vinegar in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper and toss to coat.
4. Serve shredded pork on a slider bun topped with a spoonful of slaw.