Honey Whiskey BBQ Pork Sliders have tender shredded pork, thinly sliced onions and jalapeños slow-cooked in a rich, smokey BBQ sauce then piled high on toasted slider buns and topped with pickled jalapeños.
Honey Whiskey BBQ Pork Sliders
I have been craving BBQ lately. We make a lot of southwest inspired pork dishes in the casa that are out of this world but nothing compares to rich, smoky southern style BBQ pork. Slow cooked to perfection, these Honey Whiskey BBQ Pork Sliders were my favorite meal of the week!
Paul is a big fan of honey whiskey and is a happy guy anytime I pick up a bottle to cook with. It pairs really well with a variety of recipes. Dark alcohols such as Bourbons, whiskeys and spiced rums are good for hearty sauces, stews and soups. Especially BBQ sauces!
I rarely meal plan for the casa crew; instead sticking to seasonal veggies at the farmers market and managers specials, or mark-downs, on meat at the grocery store. Client jobs are pretty much the only time I shop for specific ingredients, unless we are entertaining. The fam has to get creative with what we have on hand!
This week pork was pretty cheap across the board in the cul de sac; a 3-pound, bone-in pork shoulder cost me less than $6. Add a 3-pound beef chuck roast on manager’s special for $4.38 and we were in business. Later this week I am featuring the beef in a new Baracoa recipe along with a few fun playoff party planning ideas!
Big, fatty pieces of pork beg to be slow cooked in a sea of rich flavors. Simple add-ins like tomato paste, mustard powder and Worcestershire sauce simmer down to create the BBQ sauce for this dish. Pickled jalapeños give the final product a little kick or you could do crunchy dill pickle slices.
How do you top your favorite BBQ sammies? Share ideas in the comments!
- 1 tablespoon mustard powder
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 3-pound bone-in pork shoulder or pork butt
- 1 medium onion, sliced thin
- 2 jalapenos, seeded and sliced into thin rounds
- ½ cup honey whiskey
- 4-ounces tomato paste
- 3 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1-2 tablespoons honey
- Mix seasonings together, rub over pork.
- Place pork in crockpot. Spread onions and jalapenos around meat.
- Pour whiskey over meat. Cook 3-4 hours on low.
- Remove meat and skim fat off juices. Stir in remaining ingredients.
- Place pork back in crockpot, cook 3-4 hours until fall apart tender.
- Serve hot with desired toppings.