• Olivia Hoekstra

Hawaiian Sweet Roll Pulled Pork Sliders with Homemade Coleslaw and Pineapple

Updated: Jun 11, 2020


  • 1 large pork butt 10-to-12-pound boneless pork shoulder or butt

Pork Rub

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 ½ tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 ½ tablespoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon of cumin

  • ½ teaspoon of paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

Instant Pot

  • 1 ½ onion, thinly sliced

  • 6 cloves garlic

  • 1 ½ cups water or beef broth

Pulled Pork

  • ½ - ¾ cup Barbecue sauce

  • Sprinkle of Salt and pepper to taste


  • Half 1 medium green cabbage (about 1 pound), outer leaves removed

  • Half 1 small purple cage (about ½ puns) out leaves removed

  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and shredded

  • ¾ cup mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt or more to taste

  • Dash of freshly ground black pepper or more to taste


  • 1 pineapple, sliced into 9 1icnh horizontal discs

  • 1 package King's Hawaiian HAWAIIAN SWEET SLIDER BUNS

Written Instructions

Pork Rub

  • Rinse and dry your pork butt or shoulder before applying the rub. In a small bowl, combine all the spice and stir together. Rub spice mixture on all sides of your pork till pork is evenly coated with rub and until you have no rub left.

Instant Pot

  • Slice onion into thin strips, and place in an instant pot with whole garlic cloves to make a bottom layer for the pork to sit on. Pressure cook pork for 1 and half hours or slow cook pork for 6- 8 hours. Take the pork out of instant pot either straining the remaining liquid or simply picking the pork pieces out with tongs Place pork in a large bowl.

Pulled Pork

  • Combine barbecue sauce and pork in a large bowl till all the pork is evenly coated in sauce, then add salt and pepper to taste.


  • Cut cabbage into thinly sliced stripes, then shred carrots and add to a large bowl. In a small bowl, combine mayo, apple cider vinegar and Dijon mustard, then pour in the cabbage mixture and combine till the veg is evenly coated. Add salt and pepper to taste.


  • Cut the skin off the pineapple, then slice the pineapple into 9 ½ inch thick horizontal disc. Optional char pineapple discs. Toast Hawaiian rolls for about 5 minutes in the oven. Layer on pulled pork coleslaw than pineapple to make your sliders.

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