Get out your slow cookers! These Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sliders are the perfect addition to your weekend BBQ!
I don’t usually think about my slow cooker when it’s 90 degrees outside. I’ve always associated it (wrongfully so) with winter comfort foods, soups and stews. But, in the past few weeks I’ve been seeing slow cooker recipes pop up all across the blogosphere and Pinterest. While it seemed to counter my entire thought process, I couldn’t help but get inspired. And so, for the first time ever, my slow cooker saw the light of day in the summer.
Serving Platter & Bowl: Villeroy & Boch
It took me all of five seconds to think about what I was going to make….or maybe more correctly, what I was going to ask L to make. One of the very first things he ever cooked for me was his pulled pork. I was completely wowed! It seems he stole the page from my playbook about finding a way to the heart through the stomach. By that point, I was already totally smitten and falling in love with him by that time. But if I wasn’t, his pulled pork certainly would have sealed the deal.
These Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sliders were even more delicious than the first time I tasted them! We grilled up some corn on the cob, made some cucumber salad, and had ourselves a fabulous picnic dinner. It was also the perfect occasion to break out my new Villeroy & Boch serving platters. The modern design and partial high-cut edge on these platters make them so much fun and so different from everything else in my kitchen.
The long cooking process can make pulled pork seem intimidating. It’s not, don’t let it fool you! When you break it down, there’s four simple steps – coat the pork with spice rub & rest, loooong, low-temp cooking in the slow cooker, pulling the pork, and a little more cooking in the slow cooker after adding the BBQ sauce.
I love serving this Slow Cooker Pulled Pork on soft, pillowy potato rolls and topped with a big spoonful of cole slaw.
Disclaimer: I was given the Villeroy & Boch New Wave Large Salad Bowl and Large Dinner Plate. I was not compensated in any way for this post. All opinions are of my own.