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Pulled Pork Sliders that are delicious enough to go up against the best food truck fare! Use your slow cooker or your smoker to make the best pulled pork in town!
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Pulled Pork Sliders

Pulled Pork Sliders that are delicious enough to go up against the best food truck fare! Use your slow cooker or your smoker to make the best pulled pork in town!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 346kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 pound pork shoulder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup water
  • 12 slider buns
  • ½ cup BBQ sauce for serving, optional (my favorite is Sweet Baby Ray's)

Instructions

  • Mix together spices and rub well into all sides of pork shoulder
  • Preheat smoker and add wood or pellets according to manufacturer instructions and set heat at 250 degrees. (I used applewood pellets in my Traeger)
  • Place pork fat side down on grill and let cook for 5-6 hours until pork has reached an internal temperature of about 160 degrees.
  • Carefully transfer pork to a foil packet and add vinegar and water and seal tightly.  Return to grill and let cook until pork reaches an internal temperature of 205 degrees. This will allow for optimal shredding.
  • Remove pork and let rest 30-45 minutes.  Shred using pork claws serve on slider buns.  Top with BBQ sauce if desired.

Notes

This recipe is the optional slow smoked version and requires a smoker (like a Traeger or other favorite style)
For the slow cooker version, click here

Nutrition

Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 388mg | Potassium: 378mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 675IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 3.2mg