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BBQ Pork Burger Sliders

BBQ pork burger sliders with ground pork mixed with barbecue sauce, topped with sauteed onions, and melted mozzarella cheese served on sliders.

BBQ Pork Burger Sliders with a Pickle on the Side

These mini BBQ pork burger sliders are created very similar to my grandpa’s BBQ pork burgers featured in my digital cookbook!

They’re so delicious that they had to be made into sliders too!

Below I will show you the ingredients needed and step-by-step how to make them. Prepare for deliciousness!

Ingredients for BBQ Pork Burger Sliders

  • Ground Pork
  • Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce
  • Shredded Mozzarella
  • Medium-Sized Onion
  • Olive Oil
  • 12 Sliders
  • Butter
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt & Pepper

How to Make BBQ Pork Burger Sliders

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mix ground pork and BBQ sauce together. I find it easiest to mix in a stand mixer, but by hand works great too.

Yes, I use the stand mixer to mix ground pork. But before you laugh, look at the benefits:

  1. The mixer allows it to blend evenly.
  2. I don’t have to get my hands dirty!
Ground Pork Mixing in the Stand Mixer

Press ground pork mixture evenly into the bottom of a 13″ x 9″ baking dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes. The pork will shrink down in size as it cooks.

Ground pork pressed into a 13" by 9" pan.

While it bakes, chop onion and add a tablespoon of olive oil to a large pan over medium-high heat.

Sliced onions sautéing in a pan with butter, salt, and pepper

Once hot, add onions, season with salt and pepper, and saute for 7-8 minutes until they become translucent.

Remove the pork from the oven and cut the pork in half (or quarters) to transfer to a clean flat surface.

It can be tricky to move the pork as it can crumble easily. Use two large spatulas to transfer in pieces.

Drain grease and wipe the bottom of the pan clean.

Building the Sliders

Buns sliced in the half and the bottom of the buns is placed in the baking dish

Slice sliders in half length-wise if not already done so.

Place the bottom of the sliders in the baking dish used to cook the ground pork and carefully place ground pork on top.

Ground Pork is now sitting on top of the bottom half of the buns

Did your pork crumble? That’s okay!

Fill the sliders with the loose pieces and layer them the same way!

Add the sautéed onions.

Now the onions are placed on top of the ground pork

Then, add a good layer of shredded mozzarella. I love cheese!

Shredded mozzarella added on top of the onions, pork, and bottom buns

Place the top of the buns on top.

Melt 3 tablespoons butter with 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder and brush over the tops of the buns.

Brushing the tops of the buns with butter

Bake for 15-20 minutes in the oven, then remove and slice each individual slider.

A metal spatula holding up two BBQ Pork Burger Sliders after they baked

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Enjoy!

BBQ Pork Burger Sliders

BBQ Pork Burger Sliders

Yield: 12 Sliders
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

BBQ pork burger sliders with ground pork mixed with barbecue sauce, topped with sauteed onions, and melted mozzarella cheese served on sliders.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Ground Pork
  • 1 cup BBQ Sauce
  • 2 cups Shredded Mozzarella
  • 1 Medium-Sized Onion
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 12 Sliders
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix ground pork and BBQ sauce together. I find it easiest to mix in a stand mixer, but by hand works great too. Press ground pork mixture evenly into the bottom of a 13"x9" baking dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until browned on top.
  3. While it bakes, chop onion, and add a tablespoon of olive oil to a large pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add onions, season with salt and pepper, and saute for 7-8 minutes until they become translucent.
  4. Remove the pork from the oven and cut the pork in half (or quarter it) to transfer to a clean flat surface. It can be tricky to move the pork as it can crumble easily. Use two large spatulas to transfer in pieces. Drain grease and wipe the bottom of the pan clean.
  5. Slice slider buns in half length-wise, if not already done so. Place the bottom of the sliders in the baking dish and carefully place ground pork on top. Add sauteed onions and mozzarella. Place the top of the buns over top. In a small dish, melt butter and garlic powder and brush over the tops of the buns.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes in the oven, then remove and slice each individual slider.

Notes

Did your pork crumble? That's okay! Fill the sliders with the loose pieces and layer them the same way!

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Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 641Total Fat 37gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 19gCholesterol 157mgSodium 769mgCarbohydrates 32gFiber 2gSugar 11gProtein 42g

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