pulled pork sliders

These Pulled Pork Sliders Have A Sweet Surprise!

The last (and only for that matter) 8-5 office job that I held was a hoppin place! I was in school, and I was only supposed to be working like 24 hours a week. Sadly, that wasn’t enough to pay my bills so I worked more. I ended up working anywhere from 32-40 hours a week. I was the lucky one in that office. While I worked a normal schedule, went to school, got mostly As, etc., my coworkers and bosses were pulling anywhere from 50-70 hour weeks. I have no idea where they found the time to grocery shop let alone cook!

My already way-too-busy supervisor had a baby about a year and a half in to me working there. She started making slow cooker recipes, and I remember her distinctly saying, “Now I get why my mom always made so many Crock-Pot recipes.” They’re easy! They’re simple! They’re tasty! Slow cooker meals like these pulled pork sliders are what make being a parent and having a 50+ hour work week possible. Whew! In fact, I remember this lady also made a lot of pulled pork. Yummy!

I think you all will be excited for this pulled pork! It’s a more Hawaiian style. Yep, that’s right! There’s some delicious looking pineapple involved. MMMMM!

Thanks to Jenna at Recipe Diaries for this simple and tasty meal!

Ingredients

  • 3-4lb pork butt, large pieces of fat removed then cut in big hunks
  • garlic salt
  • 15oz can chopped pineapple
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce, divided (plus more for serving)
  • 1 large red or sweet onion, sliced

Instructions

  1. Place pork into the bottom of a large crock pot (I used a 6-quart) then season generously with garlic salt on all sides. Add can of chopped pineapple including the juices, ½ cup BBQ sauce, and sliced onion. Mix slightly then cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours, or until meat shreds easily. Shred then mix 2 cups pork with remaining ½ cup BBQ sauce (there will be extra pork – it freezes well!) Discard cooking liquid.

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