Chipotle Bourbon Barbecue Pulled Pork Sliders

These chipotle bourbon pulled pork sliders are perfect for summer parties or a weeknight dinner!

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


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Chipotle Bourbon Barbecue Pulled Pork Sliders

5 from 7 votes
These chipotle bourbon pulled pork sliders are perfect for summer parties or a weeknight dinner!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours
Servings 4 sliders
Calories 519
Author Jennifer Farley


  • 1 cup bourbon (I used Knob Creek)
  • 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can whole tomatoes, pureed with juice
  • 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Sriracha hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 pound pork shoulder, loin, tenderloin
  • 4 Slider buns


  • In a small saucepan on medium-high heat, reduce the bourbon to 1/2 cup. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • Add the pureed tomatoes, chipotle peppers, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, dijon mustard, honey, molasses, Sriracha and brown sugar. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 35 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Place the pork 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.
  • Toss with more of the sauce (the slow cooker sauce will have lost much of its flavor) and serve over warmed slider buns.


Calories: 519kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 784mg | Potassium: 784mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 6.9% | Vitamin C: 10.4% | Calcium: 7.9% | Iron: 18.6%

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About Jennifer Farley

Jennifer graduated from the Culinary Arts program at L’Academie de Cuisine, and has worked professionally as a line cook, pastry chef, and cooking instructor. Her cookbook, The Gourmet Kitchen, was published in 2016 by Simon & Schuster.

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