These Triple Pork Sliders with Texas BBQ Gravy, Swiss, and Onion Haystacks should probably come with a warning!…
“Devourers beware! You may experience a feeling of euphoria, your eyes may roll back into your head, and uncontrollable yummy sounds are likely to happen. Drooling may also occur.”
You’ve been warned!
OMG, were these babies ever GOOD. Grand slam sliders for sure! I had leftover roast pork in the freezer, along with a pound of bacon just crying to be used…so I set out to put them both to justice.
Since what I had wasn’t going to be nearly enough to fill 12 Hawaiian Rolls, I decided to just go for it, and bang out some mini pork patties to make it a triple!
*For the roast pork, please see here! I used my Glazed Coca Cola Pork Loin Roast for this recipe! Worked beautifully!
I didn’t want big, or even small strips of bacon sticking out, as that’s kind of hard to manage.
So I decided to make little spirals, or “roses” if you will, and that worked a whole lot better!
I always pepper my bacon for extra flavor, too. Do this if you don’t already! It makes it so much better!
(I made sure any fatty sides were up, and meaty sides down, so that the fatty sides would crisp, and the meaty sides wouldn’t get over done.)
And they baked up just how I’d hoped that they would!
(Note to self. Make an extra one next time!)
Just look how pretty those bacon roses are!
And the perfect size for a slider!
I always like to toast the inside of the bread rolls. I’ve tried melted butter versus butter-flavored spray (Crisco’s), and I hate to admit it, but the spray always turns out the best.
A light, buttery flavor, and always nicely crispy-toasted and not soggy inside. But you can use whatever you’re comfortable with!
I also topped those juicy pork patties with cheese. I mean, because…it’s cheese. (What would a slider be without cheese, right?)
Along with a dang good Texas-style “barbecue gravy”!
And lastly, the crown on top! Some crunchy fried onions! Very thinly sliced, fried to a golden delicious brown, and piled like haystacks on top!
Get in closer, give it a little smash, and take a bite!
No, a BIG bite!!
There ya go!!!
OH MAN, were they EVER. What a dang good way to stretch out some leftover roast pork from the freezer! And if you don’t happen to have any, that’s ok! You can pick some up at the store in the deli section. Just ask that they slice it very thin.
And if you have any leftover, (ha, yea right, not in this house!), it does freeze very well for a sandwich or two later. No worries!
So. If you’re looking for a KILLER good slider, especially with football season and the Super Bowl right around the corner, you’ll want to make sure that you save or Pin these Triple Pork Sliders with Texas BBQ Gravy, Swiss, and Onion Haystacks for now or later!!
These knocked our BOOTS off! And I’m sure you’re going to love them just as much! Enjoy!!
*I used my Glazed Coca Cola Pork Loin Roast for this recipe. *These are made quickly and easily when the bacon and sauce has been prepared the day before. The mini pork burgers reheat extremely well also, and can also be made the day before and reheated in the microwave. Then just reheat everything, toast the rolls and fry the onions. Easy-peasy!
For Mini Pork Burgers:
For Onion Haystacks:
For BBQ Gravy Sauce:
Glazed Coca Cola Pork Loin Roast
*These are made quickly and easily when the bacon and sauce has been prepared the day before. The mini pork burgers reheat extremely well also, and can also be made the day before and reheated in the microwave. Then just reheat everything, toast the rolls and fry the onions. Easy-peasy!