Pulled Pork Sliders

Staff Writer
Pulled Pork Sliders
Katch Brewery & Grille

This recipe is from Astoria's Katch Brewery & Grill, and it has you brine the pork shoulder for up to three days so that it's extra moist and tender. This sandwich wouldn't be complete without a coleslaw topping, though, and chef Chad Bowser shares his signature recipe for this, too. 

4
Servings
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the brine

  • 2 gallons water
  • 2 Cups salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar
  • 20 cloves garlic
  • 2 bunches thyme
  • 10 bay leaves
  • 4 Cups beer
  • 1 Cup espresso beans
  • One 2-pound pork shoulder, bone-in
  • Barbecue sauce, as needed
  • Black pepper, to taste

For the coleslaw and sliders

  • 1 head red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, julienned
  • 2 Cups mustard greens, julienned
  • 3/4 Cups mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1/2 Teaspoon celery seed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Pulled pork
  • Barbecue sauce, as needed
  • Sandwich pickle slices
  • Slider potato buns

Directions

For the brine

Boil the water and add the salt and sugar to dissolve. Add the hot mixture to all of the other ingredients except for the pork and allow to cool. Once cool, add the pork. Keep pork in brine 2-3 days.

Remove pork from brine. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees.

Coat the pork in barbecue sauce and wrap in aluminum foil. Place the pork in a Dutch oven or large baking dish and cook in the oven for 6-8 hours, until fork tender. Pull pork using 2 forks and add additional barbecue sauce, salt, and pepper, to taste.

For the coleslaw and sliders

In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients up to and including the celery seed for the coleslaw and season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside. 

Top slider buns with an even amount of pulled pork, coleslaw, and a slice of pickle. 

Pulled Pork Shopping Tip

Bone-in cuts tend to be slightly less expensive than their boneless counterparts, and have more flavor.

Pulled Pork Cooking Tip

According to the USDA, the recommended internal temperature for cooked pork should be 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

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