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A couple of pulled pork sliders with bbq sauce.

Easy Pulled Pork Sliders

This recipe for Easy Pulled Pork Sliders starts with a simple spice rub, add a bottle of beer, a crock-pot, and let it go for about 8 hours. Easy, simple, delicious
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 10 mins
Course Lunch, Main Course, Pork, Sandwiches
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • For the Rub
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried mustard
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper or to taste
  • Salt and pepper
  • For the Pot
  • 1 3 ½ - 4 pound boneless pork butt or pork shoulder roast, trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 12-ounce bottle of beer (pilsner preferred)
  • To Serve
  • Slider buns I like to use Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
  • Your favorite BBQ sauce
  • Coleslaw


  • Mix all of the rub ingredients together in a small bowl.
    Trim and make small slashes in the pork roast, rub the rub over all sides; place in the slow-cooker*, and pour the beer around. Cover and cook, low for 8 - 9 hours or high for 6 - 7 hours, or according to your manufacturer's instructions. 
  • Remove the cooked pork from the cooker and using two forks shred it. Return the pork shreds to the crock-pot and toss with the juices left from cooking the meat. (There should be between 1 ½ to 2 cups of liquid, if there is more, either cook it down or remove excess liquid.) 
  • Wrap and warm the rolls in the oven if desired. Split the rolls, and top with the meat, some BBQ sauce, and slaw. Close and enjoy.


LindySez:  I cooked my roast in a 6Qt round slow-cooker that it fit snugly into. If you have a lot of additional room, you may need to add more liquid. If you don't have a slow-cooker? No problem. Heat the oven to 225°F. Place your pork butt or shoulder with the rub into either a deep Dutch oven or an aluminum roasting pan. Put the lid on the Dutch oven, or cover the roasting pan tightly with heavy-duty foil and place in the oven for about 6 hours, or until the pork is tender. Check after 3 hours to ensure that there is adequate liquid, adding more if necessary. Then proceed.
Keyword sandwiches, sliders, slow-cooker
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