I’ve been eating pork sliders for more than 40 years and it has always been a favorite of mine. While I could have been completely happy with eating eastern Carolina style pork sandwiches the rest of my life, the entire point of this blog is to try new things, so when I saw a recipe for Hawaiian style, I decided to give it a try.
Coming from a southern family where your style of bbq defines who you are, change isn’t always the easiest thing. I admit that I was pretty skeptical going in. However, this one pleasantly surprised me. I chose an Applewood smoked bacon pork loin which has a great baseline flavor to begin with. It takes very little tweaking to make it exceptional.
The addition of pineapple to the pulled pork will seem odd to anyone that hasn’t tried it, but it adds quite a bit of juiciness to it and the flavor isn’t changed dramatically. It’s certainly sweeter, but not in a distracting way. If you’re a fan of barbecued pork, give this one a try. You’ll be glad that you did.
Hawaiian pork sliders
- Smithfield Marinated Applewood Smoked Bacon Pork Loin Filet (1.5 - 2 pounds)
- 1 (20oz) can crushed pineapple
- 1 small red onion, thinly diced
- 2 cups of your favorite BBQ sauce
- Hawaiian sweet rolls
In a large slow cooker, put in pork loin, pineapple, onions and bbq sauce.
Cook on low for approximately 6 hours
Once done, shred the pork filet right in the crock pot using forks. Place a generous amount of pulled pork on each roll, and then top off with more of your favorite barbecue sauce.