Southwest Pulled Pork Sliders from the Slow Cooker
Southwest Pulled Pork Sliders from the Slow Cooker will be a game day favorite. They’re made with slow cooked pulled pork seasoned with southwest flavors.
A while back, the people at Old El Paso asked me to come up with a new recipe using one of their seasoning packets. The result was these delicious Southwest Pulled Pork Sliders.
And the very best part is that you simply combine everything in your slow cooker, set it, and forget it. Come back hours later and your sliders are almost ready to go.
Around here, pulled pork normally gets a good slathering of barbecue sauce but I changed it up this time with taco seasoning, salsa, and citrus flavors. It’s amazingly good. Hope you enjoy this one!
How to Make Southwest Pulled Pork Sliders from the Slow Cooker
Rub the Boston butt all over with the contents of the taco seasoning packet. Place the seasoned roast in a slow cooker.
Cut the oranges into chunks.
Place the oranges in the slow cooker with the seasoned roast. Add the black pepper.
Cook on high 4 to 6 hours, or on low 8 to 10 hours, or until the roast is tender and falling apart.
To Serve the Sliders
Remove the roast to a cutting board and “pull” with two forks into shreds, removing and discarding excess fat as you work.
Remove the orange pieces from the slow cooker. I like to press on them gently before removing them to extract some of the juices. Return the pulled pork to the slow cooker and add the salsa and lime juice. Stir well to combine. Cook until the salsa is heated through (about 30 minutes).
To assemble the sliders, place about 1/4 cup of the meat mixture on the bottom of a slider bun or dinner roll. Top with Mexican crema or sour cream, fresh cilantro, and pickled jalapeno slices.
This recipe makes a lot of sliders! At least 2-3 dozen depending on how much you pile onto your slider buns. You can also top these delicious little sliders with any of your favorite taco toppings. Cheese, taco sauce, and pico de gallo are all good on these.
Also, try this mixture on warm, split cornbread muffins instead of slider buns or rolls. Delicious!
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Southwest Pulled Pork Sliders from the Slow Cooker
- 3 pound boneless Boston butt pork roast
- 1 package taco seasoning (recommend: Old El Paso)
- 2 oranges
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 15.5 ounces tomato salsa
- Juice of 1 lime
- Slider buns or dinner rolls
- Mexican crema or sour cream
- Pickled jalapeno slices
- Rub the Boston butt all over with the contents of the 25% less sodium Old El Paso taco seasoning packet. Place the roast in a slow cooker. Cut the oranges into chunks and place them in the slow cooker with the roast. Add the black pepper.
- Cook 4 to 6 hours or until roast is tender and falling apart.
- Remove the roast to a cutting board and “pull” with two forks into shreds, removing excess fat as you work.
- Return the roast to the slow cooker, or a skillet on the stovetop, and add the salsa and lime juice. Stir well to combine. Cook until the salsa is heated through.
- Assemble the sliders – place about 1/4 cup of the meat mixture on the bottom of a slider bun or dinner roll. Top with Mexican crema or sour cream, fresh cilantro, and pickled jalapeno slices.
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These look amazing! Wish I could reach right in and grab one.
This sounds so perfect for the big game! And so easy! Thanks :)
Yes, soooo easy! Just throw everything in the slow cooker and come back hours later.
These look awesome Lana!
I just found out I’m hosting a SB party for some friends – this is the first thing on the menu!
Yay! Hope everyone enjoys them.
Those look wonderful. Would love to have a platter piled high on my table for any game, and especially the SUPER BOWL!!
I think your guests would love these! They’re pretty perfect football food.
We would have quite the game day foods if we got together…I used my pulled pork for a more Hawaiian flavored taco but what I love about it is just how versatile it is…and SO easy in the crockpot. I’ll have to try this next; being a Costcoaholic means I have another pork butt in the freezer!
Now…can I assume you will be pulling for MY Broncos. Pretty please?
Wouldn’t we have a fabulous party, Barb!?! I love the Hawaiian idea as well. Why not offer 2 or 3 different styles to guests, right? I don’t have a favorite in the Super bowl, so I’ll be glad to throw my support to your side :-)