Pulled pork covered in barbecue sauce, sweet and tangy coleslaw, on a toasted bun. These BBQ pulled pork sliders will be the hit of any potluck, cookout, or family meal!

BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders on a plate

I love sliders! They fit perfectly in your hand and give you a mouthful of flavor in every bite!

They are great backyard dishes and what goes better at a BBQ than BBQ pulled pork? This recipe will be the hit of your next backyard cookout, 4th of July celebration, or game day party! It goes with just about anything and is easy to make ahead of time!

This BBQ pork slider recipe is easy and delicious just like our Philly cheesesteak sliders, chicken parmesan sliders, and easy meatball sliders.

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ingredients for BBQ Pulled Pork

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 12 Slider rolls – Try Hawaiian sweet slider rolls or regular slider rolls.
  • BBQ pulled pork – You can buy it premade at the grocery store or make it yourself. We have a great recipe here for delicious, tender BBQ pulled pork in a slow cooker or Instant Pot.
  • Southern coleslaw – You’ve gotta have coleslaw if you’re having pulled pork.
  • Butter – You’ll melt this and brush it over the tops of your buns for perfectly toasted, buttery bread
  • Poppy seeds – You can usually find these in the spice aisle.
  • Worcestershire sauce -We know, we can’t say it either.
  • Spices – Onion powder and mustard powder add a little extra flavor.

Want a vegan version to serve alongside these at parties? Try our BBQ Jackfruit Sliders!

brushing poppy butter mixture on top of BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders

Instructions

Step 1 – Preheat. Preheat oven to 350°F.

Step 2 – Assemble your sliders. Separate your slider buns and cut each in half so there is a top and a bottom. Place the bottoms on a lined baking sheet. Evenly distribute the BBQ pulled pork between the 12 slider buns. Place the tops on the buns.

Step 3 – Prepare the butter. In a small bowl combine melted butter, poppy seeds, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, and mustard powder. Brush the tops of the buns with the butter mixture.

Step 4 – Bake. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.

Step 5 – Add slaw and serve, When the sliders come out of the oven, let them cool for a few minutes. Remove the top buns and evenly distribute the coleslaw across the 12 sliders, using a slotted spoon to get as little of the coleslaw liquid as possible. Place the top buns back on and serve immediately. 

BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders on a sheet plan
How many pulled pork sliders per person?

If you are serving these at a party as an appetizer or a potluck with lots of other dishes, then you will want to serve 2 sliders per person.

If you are serving to your family for dinner, then serve 3 per person.

What toppings do you put on a pulled pork sandwich?

The traditional southern topping is homemade coleslaw. Slightly sweet and super creamy, this mayo based creamy coleslaw is all you need on a good pulled pork sandwich.

You can also try additional toppings like dill pickles (or sweet if you prefer), pickled red onions, or slices or cheddar, mozzarella, provolone, or any cheese of your choice.

You may also want to serve it with a small portion of the BBQ sauce on the side. Some people like their sandwiched dripping with sauce or just like to dip their sliders.

BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders on a black plate

What do you serve with pulled pork sliders?

This classic BBQ dish requires classic BBQ sides. You will want to pair it with baked beans, potato or macaroni salad, macaroni and cheese, and fries or chips. Here are some of our favorite recipes that will really round out this dish:

Can you make pulled pork sliders ahead of time?

Yes! While I don’t suggest assembling and baking the sliders ahead of time you can make your BBQ pulled pork and homemade coleslaw 2-3 days ahead of time.

On the day of your event, you can assemble the sliders up to 1 hour ahead of time. Warm your pulled pork in the microwave for a few minutes so it is heated through, then place it on the buns. Cover with foil until you are ready to bake.

I suggest brushing them with the butter mixture and popping in the oven right as guests arrive. That way they can enjoy them fresh out of the oven!

BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders on a platter and plate

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Servings: 12
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins

BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders

Pulled pork covered in BBQ sauce, homemade coleslaw, on a toasted bun. These BBQ pulled pork sliders will be the hit of any meal!

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Separate your slider buns and cut each in half so there is a top and a bottom. Place the bottoms on a lined baking sheet.
  • Evenly distribute the bbq pulled pork between the 12 slider buns. Place the tops on the buns.
  • In a small bowl combine melted butter, poppy seeds, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, and mustard powder.
  • Brush the tops of the buns with the butter mixture.
  • Place the pan in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  • When the sliders come out of the oven let them cool for a few minutes then remove the top buns and evenly distribute the coleslaw across the 12 sliders (use a slotted spoon to get as little of the coleslaw liquid as possible.
  • Place the top buns back on and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slider, Calories: 276kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 52mg, Sodium: 587mg, Potassium: 195mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 271IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 32mg, Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq pork sliders, pulled pork sliders, pulled pork sliders with slaw