Pulled Pork Sliders with Blue Cheese Slaw

Okay, so it is a long, long, long time until summer.    My yard is covered in about two feet of snow as we speak, and my Southern-born hound dog is not happy about it.  She seems to forget from year to year that snow actually exists in the universe, and so the first time it reappears each winter she seems, well, confused.  And extremely devoted to the fireplace.

But just because the weather outside is frightful, does that mean we can’t have a little hint of summertime in the form of some good old BBQ?  Of course we can, and this recipe comes from an annual cookbook tradition in my house, and that is the CHRISTMAS WITH SOUTHERN LIVING cookbook – this time the 2010 version.  This book comes out every year, full of scrumptious recipes and decorating ideas, and while I found a number of things that were perfect for the holidays, there were also a handful of ideas for meals that are pretty tempting all year long.  Because who wouldn’t want a pulled pork slider pretty much any day of the year?

Now, this recipe assumes that you already have some of the fixings pre-made, such as the actual pulled pork.  And because you know I am mainly a “make it in 30 minutes or less” girl, I was perfectly happy to pick up a vat of already-prepared pulled pork, cooked and ready to be turned into sliders, at my local Costco.  (Of course, while I was there I also had to buy their awesome chocolate chip cookies.  And a 12-pack of Scotch tape.  And a few hundred other things that I absolutely needed.

The other thing you will need is some fabulous BBQ sauce.   In our house, that means one thing and one thing only and that is Stubbs.


But you feel free to be you, BBQ-sauce-wise.  That’s what makes the world go round.  So once you have the bbq all warm and mixed with sauce, this recipe is all about making the slaw.  I go right for the already shredded coleslaw mix at the supermarket, although you can certainly chop up your own cabbage, and then it is just a matter of mixing that up with some ranch dressing, some crumbled blue cheese and some cooked and chopped bacon.  Grab some slider buns (I like to warm mine up first), spoon on some bbq, a little coleslaw, toss a dill pickle slice or two on top, and you are ready to rock.  Take that, never-ending winter!

Pulled Pork Sliders with Blue Cheese Slaw, from Christmas with Southern Living 2010

Pulled Pork Sliders with Blue Cheese Slaw
Ingredients
  • 3 cups shredded coleslaw mix
  • ½ cup ranch dressing
  • ¼ cup crumbled blue cheese
  • ⅛ tsp pepper
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 cups warm pulled pork BBQ (usually available in the supermarket near the bacon. And at Costco!)
  • 1 package mini slider buns (you can also use side-split hot dog rolls cut in thirds)
  • ½ cup warmed BBQ sauce
  • Dill pickle slices
Instructions
  1. 1. Combine first 5 ingredients in medium bowl and mix well.2. Mix meat with BBQ sauce. Place ¼ cup BBQ on bottom half of bun, top with ¼ cup slaw. garnish with pickle slices, top with bun and serve.

Yum

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  1. As my beloved beloved Ina would say…how easy is that?

    I say pulled pork every day would make my life so much better. Especially in slider form! They're just so cute!

  2. Oh my goodness, this would hit the spot! I absolutely adore blue cheese slaw and on top of pulled pork, well, all I can say is that is one winning combination!

  3. vanillasugar says:

    i love me some blue cheese slaw on anything. this is FABULOUS! Screw the crappy dinner I had, I want these.

  4. I love your attitude toward this NEVER ending winter! I am sure that it felt a little bit more like summer when you took a bite of that delicious slider! Blessings, Catherine

  5. Oh.My.goodness. I want this NOW.
    Shelly from FB.

  6. Poor doggie… I hate snow too so I know what she must feel like! Nice composition of the movie…
    As for the blue cheese: not for me. ;o))) I will take any recipe of yours except the ones with blue cheese. But I still love you.

  7. Fun and Fearless in Beantown says:

    I've heard so many good things about this BBQ sauce!

  8. OH MY! I am a vegetarian, but DH is not. He would absolutely love these. I've never thought of blue cheese in the cole slaw. Inspired!

  9. You have just inspired my dinner! Thank you. thank you.

  10. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Yum! I'm not a huge fan of blue cheese but my other half loves the stuff. I should make this for him…he would love it!

  11. Kathy - Panini Happy says:

    These are just mouthwatering. :-)

  12. Laurel {Make and Takes} says:

    These look so good! And I love Stubb's too! I'd love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight at http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

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