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Bacon-Cheddar BBQ Pork Sliders

Prep: 30 min | Cook: 15 min | Total: 45 min | Servings:4


Bacon-Cheddar BBQ Pork Sliders
Bacon-Cheddar BBQ Pork Sliders
Bacon-Cheddar BBQ Pork Sliders
I'm not completely sure where this idea came from. I'm a massive fan of anything "BBQ'd", and had just made my first batch of one-minute bread, ever. I wanted to try something small, tasty and ... to use my own slangy vernacular ... grubbin'.

This starts with ground pork from the butcher. I added all the spices and flavorings I'd add to a dry rub for a smoked pork butt. The flavor profile is about the same. Then, I added coleslaw, which is a traditional fixin' for a BBQ Pork Sandwich. Then, to make it more "slider-y", I topped it with some caramelized onions and crispy bacon!

This was all placed within small one-minute cheddar buns and ... well ... I'm not sure what happened after that. They disappeared so quickly! "Where did they go?" he says guiltily with a spot of sauce on his cheek and forehead.

These little guys are perfect for a summer day, Super Bowl party, Fourth of July BBQ or any meal of the day: breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Note: This recipe assumes you've already got coleslaw and one-minute bread ready to go. Recipe links are within the ingredient lists.

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IngredientsCaloriesFatProteinCarbsFiberSA'sNet Carbs
1 1/2 lb (681g)  ground pork1789.88144.64144.50000
2 tbsp (30g)  dijon mustard, your favorite24.751.171.482.921.201.72
3 each (9g)  garlic cloves, minced13013003
1 tbsp (7g)  paprika (preferably smoked)20.23.911.053.922.5901.33
1 tsp (2g)  cayenne pepper, ground5.68.34.341.3400.66
1 tsp (1g)  fresh thyme, chopped1.
12 slices (300g)  raw bacon1374135363003
1 small (110g)  onion, sliced into strips440110208
12 each (389g)  mini one-minute cheddar buns (recipe)1106.0285.0165.5339.6232.0807.54
3/4 cup (114g)  sugar free bbq sauce (Buy Now) 30006006
1 cup (95g)  prepared sweet sugar-free coleslaw (recipe)113.1810.441.345.582.3803.2
salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste0000000
Totals (of 4 Servings):4521.75377.53g252.3g75.28g40.73g0g34.55g
Per Serving:1130.4494.38g63.08g18.82g10.18g0g8.64g *


  1. In a mixing bowl, blend together your pork, mustard, garlic, paprika, cayenne, thyme and a little salt and pepper. Mix well and then divide into twelve 2-oz balls.
  2. Press each ball into a small pork patty. Set aside.
  3. Fry up 12 slices of bacon (I usually do this on a rack over a rimmed cookie tray, in the oven. Baking bacon is a great way to get lots of bacon, for very little effort. Just don't burn it!). When the bacon comes out, tear each one in half.
  4. Place a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add about 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease to the pan. Quickly add your onions to the pan, with a little salt and pepper. Cook the onions until they have caramelized and have turned a nice shade of brown. Lower and slower is better (yields a softer and more charismatic onion), but high heat is fine, as well. Keep the onions warm, but set aside.
  5. Season your pork patties with a little salt and pepper. Cook them like you'd cook a hamburger (everyone has their way of doing this ... in a pan, over a grill, in a George Forman grill, etc. I recommend high heat and don't overcook them) Baste them with a little BBQ sauce, as they cook.
  6. Split your buns in half. Spread a small amount of BBQ sauce on the tops and bottoms.
  7. Assemble 12 small sliders with the bun bottoms, a pork patty, 2 half-slices of bacon, caramelized onions, coleslaw and a lid!
  8. Call your friends!

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Do you have the carb count or serving size.  I made this for dinner tonight and I'm trying to avoid another one. These are way too good. Thank you

 Sue  2/26/2015


---Reply posted by DJ on 2/26/2015
Hi Sue, all the detailed information is listed above. However, each one is just a little less than 3 net carbs. The basic idea is that you make 12 and each person gets 3. Each of those are about 3 net carbs. I hope that helps! :)

Can we get the bread recipe? ?

 melissa  2/15/2015


---Reply posted by DJ on 2/15/2015
Yes, if you look at the ingredient line in the recipe above, to the right is the link ... reading (recipe). I'd link it here, but I can't put links in the comments. Sorry! :/

Do you have the recipe for the 1 min. bread?

 Susie  2/15/2015


---Reply posted by DJ on 2/15/2015
Yes, if you look at the ingredient line in the recipe above, to the right is the link ... reading (recipe). I'd link it here, but I can't put links in the comments. Sorry! :/

Hi Yabbi, the funny part is ... I know this. If you read the recipe, it's clear I know this. The only place it's not correct is in the actual link, and this can't be changed. If I change it, then there is a domino effect that takes place. It isn't worth it to be to resolve this. Now ... why I did it in the first place? I can only assume I had some kind of "senior moment". Hey, it happens! ;)

 DJ  3/24/2014


Love your recipes, and your vernacular, but it's spelled, "patty" or "pattie".

 Yabbi  3/24/2014


DJ F you hit the ball out of the park with this one! Made these last night for the family and everyone loved them. It is now on our dinner hit list to be made regularly. Thanks for all of your hard work! I'm fairly new to your site so we are still trying most of your recipes. So far we haven't had a dud.

 Amy S  5/17/2013