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5 from 7 votes

Chipotle Bourbon Barbecue Pulled Pork Sliders

These chipotle bourbon pulled pork sliders are perfect for summer parties or a weeknight dinner!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pulled pork sliders
Servings: 4 sliders
Calories: 519kcal
Author: Jennifer Farley

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 519kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 784mg | Potassium: 784mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Vitamin C: 8.6mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 3.3mg