Are you ready for some football??!! I’m not! I have close to zero interest in it, and could easily live the rest of my life and never watch a game again. However, my hubby is a die-hard Bears fan, and he loves him some football. So, with that, Sunday’s in the fall often mean friends, food, and football. And I certainly do like friends and food, and I’ll take pretty much any reason to make snacks to share with friends.
I wanted to do more of a from scratch pulled pork – meaning making a rub for it, searing it, and braising it low and slow. But, I had spent most of the day Saturday at an Oyster and Beer Festival (it was awesome!), and had my fair share of beers and was in no condition to neither sear nor braise anything. With that, I went the really easy route and threw the pork in the crock pot with a can of beer and some fresh cracked pepper, turned it on low, and let it cook overnight. Normally, I would make my own BBQ sauce, but considering my previous day of drinking, and that I still needed to make slaw, a snack of pimento cheese, tidy up the house, and set things out, from scratch just did not happen.
Pulled Pork BBQ Sliders with Creamy Slaw
- 1, 3.5-4 pound pork shoulder
- 1 can beer
- 1 bottle BBQ sauce (I LOVE Sweet Baby Ray’s – don’t know if that is everywhere or just a Midwest thing)
- Mini buns
- 1 medium head cabbage
- 1 red onion, sliced very thin
- 1 red pepper, sliced very thin
- 2 carrots, peeled
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- couple pinches of sugar
- 2 teaspoons celery seed
For pork, set pork in crock pot. Add can of beer and some fresh cracked black pepper. Set on low heat for 10-12 hours. Once pork is cooked, dump out excess liquid from crock pot. Shred pork. Add bottle of BBQ sauce and keep pork on warm.
For slaw, very finely slice by hand or with grater attachment of food processor cabbage. Grate carrots by hand or process them through grater in food processor. Combine cabbage, carrots, red onion, and red pepper in large bowl. In smaller bowl, combine mayo, sour cream, vinegar, sugar, celery seed, and salt and pepper. Taste to make sure its balanced. Add to cabbage and mix well. Season with any more needed salt and pepper.
To make sliders, place some pork on a bun, top with some slaw, and top with bun. I recommend eating multiple sliders