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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.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
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. https://www.lanascooking.com/southwest-pulled-pork-sliders-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.

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. https://www.lanascooking.com/southwest-pulled-pork-sliders-slow-cooker

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

Pork rubbed with seasonings.

Rub the Boston butt all over with the contents of the taco seasoning packet. Place the seasoned roast in a slow cooker.

Oranges cut into quarters.

Cut the oranges into chunks.

Adding all ingredients to the slow cooker.

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

Using forks to pull the pork meat into shreds.

Remove the roast to a cutting board and “pull” with two forks into shreds, removing and discarding excess fat as you work.

Adding the shredded meat, salsa, and lime juice to the slow cooker.

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).

Assembling sliders.

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 will be a game day favorite. They're made with slow cooked pulled pork seasoned with southwest flavors. https://www.lanascooking.com/southwest-pulled-pork-sliders-slow-cooker

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.
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Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Southwestern
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 36 sliders
Calories: 59kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • 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

Garnish:

  • Mexican crema or sour cream
  • Cilantro
  • Pickled jalapeno slices

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

This recipe makes a lot of sliders! You can 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 split cornbread muffins instead of slider buns or rolls. Delicious!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 2sliders | Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 183mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 166IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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11 Comments

  1. I just found out I’m hosting a SB party for some friends – this is the first thing on the menu!

  2. Those look wonderful. Would love to have a platter piled high on my table for any game, and especially the SUPER BOWL!!

    Miss P

  3. 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?

    1. 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 :-)