These Aloha Pulled Pork Sliders are a fun twist to your typical coleslaw pulled pork slider. And of course they’re still paleo!
I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not the one that came up with the idea to use sweet potato as a bun. Whoever it was, they’re a genius, and it’s a great way to pack more veggies into a meal. When you use the long skinny sweet potatoes, the size of the “bun” is perfect for sliders. And is there any finger food that screams “SUPER BOWL” more than sliders? I think not!
Before assembling these sliders you’ll need to cook the pork, starting about 16 hours in advanced. Yes this takes some planning, but you’ll have plenty of pulled pork, and it’s so delicious it’s worth it! You simply put your pork roast in a slow cooker and let it cook on low for 16 hours. That’s it. See…totally worth it. Start your pork on Saturday so it will be finished Sunday in time for your party. Let it cook in the crock pot until just before you’re ready to serve.
You’ll also need to make my Asian Coleslaw, find that recipe here. It’ll take 15 minutes and has all the sauce in it for the slider, so you definitely don’t want to skip the slaw.
Lastly, I’d recommend serving these with everything in its own dish, and letting everyone assemble their own slider. That way the pork can stay warm, and the slaw stay cold, just like it should be.
If you make these I’d love to see you post a picture on Instagram, and tag me so I’m sure to see! (@wholefork). Happy Super Bowl weekend!
- pork butt or shoulder roast (5 lbs or bigger)
- 4-5 "skinny" sweet potatoes
- 3 T olive oil
- Asian Coleslaw
- Fresh pineapple
- Put pork roast into a crock pot and generously cover with salt. Cook on low for 12 - 16 hours.
- Wash sweet potatoes. Cut approximately ¼ inch thick. Toss in olive oil. Cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil, and place wire rack on top. Arrange cut sweet potatoes on wire rack and season with salt. Bake at 450 deg for 30 min, or until egdes start to turn brown and crisp.
- As sweet potatoes are cooking make the Asian coleslaw.
- You should have pineapple remaining from the Asian coleslaw. Cut into slices approximately the same size at the sweet potato "buns".
- Right before you're ready to assembly sliders remove roast and place onto a cookie sheet. Pull pork apart using 2 forks, removing any excess fat and bones.
- Assemble buns with pineapple, pulled pork and Asian coleslaw. Eat immediately and enjoy!