Pulled Pork Sliders

I love this easy Pulled Pork Slider recipe!

The combination of the tender pork and fresh coleslaw make it light, healthy and the perfect dinner idea for summer.

This is a FREE recipe from my Cookbook, The Nourishing Cook, and is both kid and adult friendly, making it a great family or pool side recipe.

Makes: 8 - 10

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Cook Time: 4-8 hours


1 x 2kg Pork shoulder, trimmed of fat
2 brown onions, sliced
1 cup apple juice 
12 slider buns 

Dry rub:
2 large garlic cloves, crushed 
1 tbsp salt flakes 
2 tbsp fennel seeds 
1 tbsp black peppercorns
2 tbsp chilli flakes 
1 tsp cumin seeds 
1 tsp corriander seeds 
1 tsp ground turmeric 
1 tbsp smoked paprika 

2 Tbsp Dijon mustard 
1/2 cup tomato passata 
1 tbsp ground apple cider vinegar 

1/4 red cabbage, sliced thinly
2 green apples, finely sliced 
1/3 cup mint leaves, chopped 
1/3 cup coriander leaves, chopped 
2 Spring onions, finely sliced 
1/2 lemon, juiced 


  1. You'll need a slow cooker for this recipe. 
  2. To make a dry rub, using a blender or mortar and pestle, grind the garlic and all the spices to a fine paste. 
  3. Heat the olive oil in a medium fry pan over medium to high heat. Add pork and brown for 2 minutes on each side. Transfer to a chopping board and with a sharp pointed knife, poke small pockets randomly into the pork flesh, then rub the dry mix all over the pork, getting inside those pockets. 
  4. Place the onion and sprinkle of salt in your slow cooker. Add the pork and the apple juice and cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 8 hours. 
  5. Remove the pork and shred into small pieces with two forks.
  6. Place all the sauce ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the shredded pork into the sauce and mix well.
  7. Combine the salad ingredients in a large serving bowl and toss gently. 
  8. Slice the buns in half, fill with the pork mixture and salad. Serve! 

Note - these taste amazing with a little mayo!