Chipotle Bourbon Barbecue Pulled Pork Sliders ~ Savory Simple

Do you have any guilty pleasures television shows? I don’t watch nearly as much tv as I used to but there are one or two shows that I’m embarrassed to admit I love. I guess it’s time for me to come clean (well, at least about one).

Jeff and I have discovered that no matter what time of day it is we can usually find an old rerun of America’s Funniest Home Videos. That may be a slight exaggeration but seriously… that show is ALWAYS on. And every time we start watching it we find ourselves in tears. The babies, the animals… I can’t deal. It’s so corny yet so awesome.

He’s Gumbi

They’re adorable

I probably would have also ran over my brother if I had access to one of these at that age

In summary, we’ve spent entirely too much time watching this show. To balance things out I also spend time watching funny videos on YouTube. Like this one of goats yelling like humans.

Guilty pleasures or not, laughter is always a good thing, am I right? And on that note, here’s a recipe for Chipotle Bourbon Barbecue Pulled Pork Sliders.

Chipotle Bourbon Barbecue Pulled Pork Sliders ~ Savory Simple


Chipotle Bourbon Barbecue Pulled Pork Sliders
Cook time
Total time
Serves: Yields 4-5 sliders
  • 1 cups of bourbon (I used Knob Creek)
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 14.5 ounce can whole tomatoes, pureed with juice
  • 3 chipote peppers in adobo sauce
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • ½ tablespoon honey
  • 1½ tablespoons molasses
  • 1½ tablespoons sriracha hot sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 pound pork loin or tenderloin
  • Slider buns
  1. In a small saucepan on medium-high heat, reduce the bourbon to ½ cup. Set aside.
  2. Heat up the olive oil in a dutch oven or large saucepan. Over medium-low heat, sweat the onions and garlic for several minutes until translucent. Add the red wine vinegar and stir, allowing the liquid to reduce until it's almost gone.
  3. Add the pureed tomatoes, chipotle peppers, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, dijon mustard, honey, molasses, sriracha and brown sugar. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 35 minutes.
  4. Puree the sauce in a blender. Return to the dutch oven and add the reduced bourbon. Stir and cook on medium-high heat for another 5 minutes until the sauce has reduced slightly.
  5. Place the pork tenderloin in a slow cooker along with 1 cup of the sauce. Cook on the low setting for 8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours. Use two forks to shred the pork.
  6. Toss with more of the sauce (the slow cooker sauce will have lost much of its flavor) and serve over warmed slider buns.


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  1. This sounds amazing, Jen! We love pulled pork!

  2. Chipotle BBQ! With Bourbon! YUM! Love this so much! Awesome recipe Jen!

  3. Oh girl, I don’t know what I like better: those goats yelling like drunk frat boys, or these sliders!

  4. Jason would love these! And of course I have my guilty pleasures on tv. It’s kind of embarrassing so I’ll just tell you on Friday :)

  5. Kathryn says:

    Ha, I love those type of shows although those goats are also pretty special. These sliders are also pretty special. They’re making me absolutely starving!

  6. Everything about these is awesome!! Pulled pork is one of my obsessions. And guilty pleasures? Oh yes. I’m a Bachelor girl through and through.

  7. These sliders look incredible. Putting these on my Memorial Day menu and pinning to my Community Sliders Board on Pinterest.

  8. Almost died when I read this–we just pull up American’s Funniest on You Tube last week! Almost as funny as I remembered!
    Pulled pork is my BBQ favorite. These sammies look summer-perfect and I’m all over the chipotle!

  9. hahaha, love this post. thank you, thank you!

  10. Gerry @ foodness gracious says:

    I want my own goat, along with some awesome sliders plzzz!!

  11. So much yum going on this recipe I can barely DEAL. Also, America’s Funniest Home Videos, along with Full House and Family Matters, was my favorite show growing up. I still get nostalgic watching it!

  12. Ha.. I love everything about those sliders.. :)

  13. Oh, GIRL. You are speaking my language with these scrumptious sliders! They look amazing!

  14. You had me at Bourbon! Love!!

  15. These look amazing! I tried a pulled pork recipe over the weekend and it didn’t work out so well as it didn’t ‘shred’ (I used pork shoulder). I’m liking the idea of cooking it with a sauce in a slow cooker, I would imagine that would keep it very tender?

  16. fabiola@notjustbaked says:

    I love chipotle anything and your videos. Just, thank you. What a great way to start my day.

  17. Chipotle and bourbon?! Yum, great flavors!

  18. I was so excited to see this recipe! I love the flavors of bourbon AND chipotle, so I know I’ll love this! I haven’t made pulled pork in a while because I was getting tired of my old standard recipe…I’m looking forward to making this! :)

  19. These sound spectacular! Bourbon-infused grub might just be the best idea ever.

  20. I am a tv junkie with more guilty pleasures than I’d like to admit. America’s Funniest has always brought me some fun escape time too. Love this recipe as well.

  21. My hubby and kids have a Sunday ritual of watching AFV. I love hearing them laugh at the show while I’m cleaning up from dinner. These sliders look fantastic! I love all these flavors.

  22. Hi Jen!!!! Ohhhhh these sliders look SOOOO GOOOD!!!! It’s lunch time now and I wish I can order this or somehow magically appear on our table. Love the chipotle and bourbon (wow!) sauce. I love pulled pork. I am totally craving for this. Pinned and saved to make this!

  23. I don’t have TV, but I do spend way too much time watching the most ridiculous things on YouTube. The goats have made their rounds for sure. I can’t wait to try this recipe. I love pulled pork, and chipotle sounds like the perfect addition.

  24. These sliders look delicious!

    Ever since I started blogging, I’ve watched way less TV. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not, but it is what it is. When I do watch TV, I reach for re-runs like you!

  25. Bourbon AND bbq AND pulled pork.?!?!!! These sliders are absolutely amazing!

  26. Yum and comforting sliders!! Your photos are so so amazing, my friend :)

  27. I watched the videos, so much fun. ~i love the one with laughing babies, hahaha. And your pork recipe sounds very yummy.

  28. Jenn I can’t stop staring at your perfect bbq pulled pork sliders, I want them all now!
    lol that show runs here too and pretty frequently on AXN. It’s fun to watch it when you just want to shut down your brain. I thought you would confess that you watch gossip girl or vampire diaries. lol the funny video show isn’t that bad after all. ;)

  29. I have too many guilty pleasures on TV! ;) Mmmm bourbon BBQ pulled pork sounds awesome. Happy Friday!

  30. These sliders are mouth watering! I adore pulled pork, yours looks especially tasty :)

  31. I have my guilty pleasure shows too, but I need to watch them when my husband isn’t around. :-) This is a great BBQ sauce, love the bourbon and chipotle additions!

  32. I made this the other night and it was really delicious! I loved the balance of flavors between the sweet and spicy…perfect!

  33. oh yum….these look out-of-this-world good!

  34. Jen,
    Guilty pleasures that are non-fattening, like AFV, aren’t too terribly guilty!
    We love it too, and often on Sunday nights you’ll find us watching after supper.
    This looks yummy-yet another dish my spouse is not crazy about that I can make while he’s away.
    What else ya got?!

  35. The best thing about sliders is that they’re small, so I can have 3 or 4!

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