Caribbean Chipotle Pork Sliders

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Cook: 8 hours


20 servings

Updated: Jul. 06, 2023
Our favorite pulled pork sliders combine the heat of chipotle peppers with a cool tropical coleslaw. The robust flavors make these a big hit with guests. —Kadija Bridgewater, Boca Raton, Florida
Caribbean Chipotle Pork Sliders Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 2 finely chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce plus 3 tablespoons sauce
  • 3/4 cup honey barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups finely chopped red cabbage
  • 1 medium mango, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 20 Hawaiian sweet rolls, split and toasted


  1. Place onion in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Cut roast in half; place over onion. In a small bowl, combine chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, barbecue sauce, water, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper; pour over meat. Cook, covered, on low 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove roast; cool slightly. Skim fat from cooking juices. Shred pork with 2 forks. Return pork to slow cooker; heat through.
  3. For coleslaw, in a large bowl, combine cabbage, mango, pineapple, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper. Place 1/4 cup pork mixture on each roll bottom; top with 2 tablespoons coleslaw. Replace tops.

Caribbean Chipotle Pork Sliders Tips

What goes with pulled pork sliders?

Many things go with pulled pork sliders, like macaroni salad, baked beans and potato salad.

What is the best liquid to cook pulled pork in?

The best liquid to cook pulled pork in is one that has lots of flavor. That’s why many recipes typically call for barbecue sauce, ketchup or mustard as a base for the liquid to add other flavorful ingredients, spices and aromatics.

Is chipotle pork spicy?

Chipotle pork is not spicy, but rather warm and smoky. Research contributed by Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 265 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 430mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 16g protein.