Round 2 Recipes -Pulled Pork Sliders with Mustard BBQ Sauce and Pickled Onions

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 25 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Pickled Red Onions:

1 red medium onion, thinly sliced

1/2 chopped garlic

1/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup cider vinegar

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

3/4 cup water

Mustard BBQ Sauce:

1 cup barbecue sauce

1/4 cup yellow mustard

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1/4 cup cider vinegar

Pinch salt and fresh ground pepper


Leftover pork from Slow Cooked Orange Pork Roast Tacos, recipe follows

Small dinner rolls

Slow Cooked Orange Pork Roast Tacos:

1 medium onion, chopped

1 (10-pound) bone-in pork shoulder, picnic cut

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon chopped garlic

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

1 cup orange marmalade

20 corn tortillas


  1. In a medium pot over medium heat, combine all pickled red onion ingredients, except onions. Bring to a boil, add the onions and remove from heat. Let sit until cooled about 1 hour. Serve with sliders.

For Mustard BBQ Sauce:

  1. In a small pot over medium low heat, whisk all the BBQ sauce ingredients together. Cook for 3 minutes or until hot and then remove from heat.

For Sliders:

  1. Place a heaping tablespoon of pulled pork of the bottom of a roll. Drizzle with the barbeque sauce, top with some of the pickled red onions and then place the remaining roll halves on top. Repeat with remaining ingredients and serve.

Cabbage Slaw:

  1. 1 head red cabbage, shredded
  2. 4 medium carrots, coarsely grated
  3. 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  4. 1 teaspoon salt
  5. Place the onions in the bottom of a 5-quart slow cooker. Place the pork shoulder, fat and skin side up. in the slow cooker. In a medium bowl stir together soy sauce, garlic, salt pepper and orange marmalade. Pour mixture over the pork. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  6. Remove shoulder to a serving platter and let rest for 5 minutes. Break up some of the meat with a fork and arrange on platter. Leave the rest of the meat on the bone to keep it warm and moist and let your guest pull it off the as they need it.
  7. Wrap the tortillas in damp towels, 10 to a towel and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Set out pork and tortillas with Cabbage Slaw and have guests assemble their own tacos.

Cabbage Slaw:

  1. Combine shredded cabbage and grated carrots in a large bowl. Add vinegar, salt, and pepper and toss to combine. Cover with a damp towel and let sit in refrigerator for at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours. Use as topping for pulled pork tacos.