Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Deliciously Messy Shredded Barbecued Pork Sliders With Trimmings....

I was totally buzzed by this idea while we were dining at a downtown Dallas dining establishment whose name I can't remember. Luckily, it's not exactly a patented or novel idea and I'm pretty sure I didn't just give birth to this recipe, as it's been made and re-made over decades of time. Research it if you don't believe me. 

Now, most people are accustomed to having PULLED PORK sandwiches, but we find the pork to be overcooked to the point that it's already got one foot in the grave. 

We like to use leftover pork tenderloin instead, since it's cooked to our liking. So, whenever I make a tenderloin for the two of us, we use the  leftover pork for these lovely little sliders, and usually get a day or two of lunch sliders as well.

You can serve these messy food orgasms with any assortment of breads, pita pockets, tortillas, or whatever floats your boat. Yes, they are that incredible. We prefer the wheat slider buns, coleslaw, mustard, red onions, and pickles. Perhaps you'll find another way you like them best. But, that's what these are all about. You can do whatever you want and so can everyone else. So, let's get to it, shall we?

Shredded Barbecue Pork Sliders With All The Trimmings:


1 pork tenderloin, cooked to taste and shredded with a fork

1 cup (approximately) of your favorite Barbecue Sauce

1 package of wheat slider buns

1 package of coleslaw (without the dressing), or just chop your own cabbage

1 cup pickle slices, chopped

1 cup red onion, chopped

mustard, whatever type you prefer


1. Heat the sauce over a medium flame, adding the pork several minutes before serving. This will give the pork ample time to warm up and yet, won't overcook it.

2. I usually just put each ingredient in its own bowl with a serving utensil and let everyone build their own.

3. You can even change up the ingredients with whatever you like. Be creative and enjoy!

4. I will usually serve these with either the healthy chips (that you see pictured), oven sweet potato fries, oven fries, black-eyed peas,  or Cowpoke Pinto Beans.