Design to Dish: Barbecue Pork Sliders with Coleslaw

By Melissa of  Lulu the Baker

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I’m pretty sure I’ve already claimed that Mexican food is my all-time favorite, and while I wouldn’t say I’m wishy-washy, I do have a lot of favorites when it comes to food! I really, really love BBQ and can’t get enough of it in the summer. I love grilling everything I can get my hands on, I love smoky barbecue sauce, and I love keeping my kitchen cool when the temperature is soaring outside. With a certain BBQ-worthy occasion happening next week (Hey there, Fourth of July!), I thought it would be fun to put together a few easy and tasty ideas for an outdoor BBQ bash!

I’m not exactly a coleslaw fanatic, but something downright magical happens when you pile cool, tangy coleslaw on top of sweet, smoky barbecue pork sandwiches. Seriously, if these are on the menu, I’m completely helpless. Miniaturize them with some store-bought slider buns and they’re not only delicious, but cute to boot! Keep reading for the recipe.

1. BBQ invitations from Minted
2. Barbecue pork sliders with coleslaw (recipe below!)
3. Grilled corn 5 ways from Good Housekeeping
4. S’mores ice cream cake from Garnish with Lemon
5. Beautiful backyard lights from Coterie
6. Broccoli salad with homemade poppy seed dressing from Lulu the Baker
7. DIY hamburger balloons from Studio DIY
8. Wood slab chalkboard menu from Bourbon and Boots
9. Cute potato chip presentation from Better Homes & Gardens

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Barbecue Pork Sliders with Coleslaw

2-lb pork roast
1 can Dr. Pepper
1 teaspoon honey
1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups Kansas City-style barbecue sauce (so smoky and sweet!)
Garlic salt
Your favorite coleslaw (in my opinion, KFC’s cole slaw cannot be beat!)
8-10 slider buns (Dinner rolls will work in a pinch.)

In a slow cooker, combine pork roast, Dr. Pepper, honey, balsamic vinegar, pepper, and salt. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours. Drain liquid from slow cooker and shred the pork using two forks. Add barbecue sauce and a sprinkle of garlic salt; cover and continue cooking on low until heated through. Serve shredded pork on slider buns and top with a heaping helping of coleslaw!

The recipe for the pork is adapted from Serious Eats.

Find more of Melissa on her blog.

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