Pineapple Char Siu Pulled Pork Sliders

Pineapple Char Siu Pulled Pork Sliders
Pulled pork is definitely up there as one of my favourite foods and the other day when I was enjoying some char siu, a Chinese BBQ or roast pork, I thought that the char siu flavours would be amazing on pulled pork! Char siu sauce is primarily hoisin sauce and Chinese five spice with some staples like soy sauce, honey, garlic and ginger thrown in. I wanted it to be a bit more like a BBQ sauce which needs some heat so sriracha was required! When I was thinking about what I was going to use the pulled pork in, sliders were the first thing that came to mind and pulled pork sliders just scream for some slaw. With the Asian flavours going on, my mind wandered to pineapple and I figured that the juicy, sweet and tangy pineapple would pair perfectly with the rich and spicy BBQ pork. Of course adding some pineapple juice to the char siu BBQ sauce would also help tenderize the meat! Next up was what kind of buns to use for the sliders and King's Hawaiian sweet rolls were a perfect fit as their sweetness would complement the char siu BBQ pork and the tangy pineapple nicely! I have to say the the char siu pulled pork works really well and these pineapple char siu pulled pork sliders were definitely a hit!

Throwing an Oscar's party this weekend? These would be perfect for it!

Pineapple Char Siu Pulled Pork Sliders
Just look at how nice and juicy and tender that pork is!

Pineapple Char Siu Pulled Pork Sliders
These sliders can be a little messy but they are so worth it!

Pineapple Char Siu Pulled Pork Sliders
Pineapple Char Siu Pulled Pork Sliders

Pineapple Char Siu Pulled Pork Sliders

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 8 hours Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes Servings: 12

All of the flavours of char siu (Chinese roast pork) in pulled pork sliders in King's Hawaiian Hawaiian Sweet Rolls with pineapple and slaw; the perfect combination of sweet and savoury with an exotic twist.

    For the pineapple char siu pulled pork:
  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/3 cup pineapple juice
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five spice
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, grated
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon chili sauce (such as samba oelek or sriracha) or to taste
  • 1 (3 pound) pork butt or shoulder
  • 2 cups pineapple, cut into small pieces
  • For the simple 'slaw':
  • 4 cups red cabbage, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice or rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce or soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • For the sliders:
  • 12 King's Hawaiian Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, halves and toasted or grilled
  • 12 chunks pineapple
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced
    For the pineapple char siu pulled pork:
  1. Mix all of the ingredients up to the pork butt, place the pork butt into the slow cooker, top with half of the sauce and the pineapple and cook on low of 8+ hours.
  2. Remove the pork from the slow cooker, trim the fat, shred the pork and mix in the remaining sauce and enough of the juices from the slow cooker to make the pulled pork nice and juicy.
  3. For the simple 'slaw':
  4. Mix everything.
  5. For the sliders:
  6. Top the bottom buns with the pineapple chunks followed by the pulled pork, slaw, green onions and the tops of the buns and enjoy!

Option: If you have the time, marinate the pork butt in the pineapple char siu sauce overnight.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 318, Fat 14.7g (Saturated 5.6g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 59mg, Sodium 1155mg, Carbs 31.8g (Fiber 1.7g, Sugars 16g), Protein 15.8g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam


Ashley C. said...

Love how all that pork is piled high and topped with delicious slaw!

Jennifurla said...

I can imagine the great flavor in these! YUM YUM

Chrissy said...

HOLY crap. This combines my love of pulled pork with my love of mu shu pork. Heaven. I can't wait to try them!


I will be making these for the family very soon! The sliders look amazing!

vanillasugarblog said...

Oh Kevin how I wish I lived closer to you to taste your creations
This char siu sauce is something I could easily just drink. For real.

Tieghan said...

Delicious!! These are my favorite flavors!

Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living said...

What fun party food! I haven't made homemade char siu in years, but I love the idea of serving it pulled pork style.

Genie said...

This looks great. Can you tell me what is in your Chinese five spice please? I have 2 different bottles from "China Town" where I live and one has sweeter ingredients and the other has spicier ingredients. And if your bottle is not writen in a different language can you tell me the brand you us also? Thanks

Anonymous said...

I would love to make these for a friend who doesn't eat red meat. Do you think I could substitute boneless, skinless chicken thighs for the pork shoulder?

Anonymous said...

Kevin, this sounds awesome! I can't wait to try this and share with friends. Have you tried making this with chicken? Just an idea but I think that would be great, also. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Where can you buy the Hawaiian sweet rolls, I have only seen them in the USA

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Your char siu sauce looks amazing. Loving the ingredient list.

Gaby said...

This looks incredible!

Jaclyn said...

Gorgeous colors! These look sooo good!

Sarahmia said...

Char sui pork is on of my favourite things to order from our local dim sum place (they put it in all sorts but my favourite is cheung fun) but I've never made it at home (now I'm wondering why?!)

These look awesome. To the kitchen! :)

Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) said...

Hi Kevin! Fabulous. Pinning this to my Slider's board.

Paula Jones said...

This is right up my alley! Pinning!

The Rebel Chick said...

I just made bbq pork for dinner last week, but it was nowhere near as evolved as this! I'm going to give your recipe a try the next time I make them!

Anonymous said...

Wow, these look fantastic, and so colorful too!! I love pairing pineapple with savory meals :)


This recipe looks amazing Kevin! Trying it out today!

Tony Bussert said...

This looks great! My only issue is calling it a slider, but most food blogs make this mistake. Burger purists get pretty uptight about calling anything but a slider a slider. A slider is a very specific type of burger and nothing else.

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