BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders with Homemade Potato Chips

Updated:Apr 25,2014

SCwH-BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders w/ Homemade Potato Chips

BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders with
Homemade Potato Chips



6 servings

About $4.83 per serving

Pulled Pork
1½ teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon black pepper
2½-3 pound lean cut pork loin roast, visible fat removed
½ cup unsweetened plain applesauce
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons  honey
½ cup low sodium chicken broth
½ cup water
1 small onion, roughly chopped
  1. In a small bowl, combine thyme, garlic powder, chili powder, paprika and pepper. Rub evenly over pork. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together applesauce, vinegar, honey, chicken broth and water. In crock-pot, scatter onions to cover the bottom of dish. Place pork on top of onion and pour applesauce mixture over pork. Cook on low setting for 6-7 hours.
  3. Remove meat from crock-pot and discard remaining cooking liquid. When cool enough to touch, shred pork by hand or with two forks, discarding any fat and/or bones. (Optional- remove onions with serrated spoon). 
BBQ Sauce and Sandwiches
¼ cup unsweetened, plain applesauce
2 tablespoons sugar free peach preserves
¼ teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
12 whole-wheat slider buns
12 thin slices green apple (about 1 apple)
12 thin slices red onion (about ½ an onion)
  1. Whisk together applesauce, preserves, chili powder and vinegar to make BBQ sauce.
  2. Toss sauce with pulled pork. Fill each slider bun with about ¼ cup pork, apple slices and red onion slices.
Homemade Potato Chips
1 medium size Idaho baking potato
Cooking spray
½ teaspoon pepper
2 baking sheets
Parchment paper
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Slice potato as thinly as possible, into about 1/8 inch thin slices.
  3. Place one sheet of parchment paper on one of the baking sheets. Spray evenly with cooking spray and place one layer of potato slices. Spray another coat of cooking spray over the potatoes. Place another sheet of parchment paper.  Turn the other baking sheet upside down on top of the baking sheet with the potatoes.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes. Uncover top baking sheet and parchment paper, sprinkle with pepper and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  5. Remove any chips that begin to turn too brown before the 15 minutes is over. Let cool and serve with pork sliders.

Get the Kids Involved: Shredding the pork when it is cooled and assembling the sliders are safe and fun steps to involve kids when preparing this meal. 

Per serving:
Total Fat10.5 g
Saturated Fat2.5 g
Trans Fat0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat3.5 g
Cholesterol 79 mg
Sodium352 mg
Carbohydrates58 g
Dietary Fiber8 g
Total Sugars17 g
Protein 33 g

Recipe copyright © 2014 American Heart Association. This recipe is brought to you by the American Heart Association’s Simple Cooking with Heart ® Program. For more simple, quick and affordable recipes, visit

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