Applebees restaurant has little barbecue pork sliders that are super yummy. So the inspiration for this recipe comes strictly from them. I’m usually not a pork or red meat eater but there’s just something so delicious about it once it’s slathered in rich homemade barbecue sauce.
I found a different barbecue sauce recipe to test out that’s based on ketchup and brown sugar. It’s another winner! It turned out sweet and tangy with just the right amount of zip. Combined with the sweetness of the King’s Hawaiian honey wheat rolls I used, they were oh so yummy!
I find that using a crock pot to slow cook the pork works best for me. I used around a 4lb hunk of pork this time but I divided it in half after it was fully cooked. I’m using the other half of the shredded pork later this week for pork tacos. That recipe will be coming soon too!