Instant Pot BBQ Pork Sweet Potato Sliders

3.5 (3 Reviews)
12 Pieces
3 Hours

This meal is sure to be a crowd-pleaser! The homemade sweet potato slider buns are simple to make, and are unbelievably soft and add a touch of sweetness. Then the bbq pulled pork is made in your pressure cooker, resulting in melt-in-your-mouth, juicy and delicious, fall-apart meat! I also paired this with a Garlic Ranch mayo, and the combination of everything is quite simply DELICIOUS! These sandwiches are great for a backyard get-together, a bridal or baby shower, and freeze well! It can be easily doubled and then frozen for a quick meal in the future. What's not to love?!

Instant Pot BBQ Pork Sweet Potato Sliders

3.5 (3 Reviews)

Recipe details

  • 12 Pieces
  • Prep time: 2 Hours|Cook time: 1 Hours|Total time: 3 Hours

Ingredients

Sweet Potato Slider Buns

Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

Garlic Ranch Mayo

Instructions

Sweet Potato Slider Buns

To a large bowl, add the mashed sweet potatoes, yeast, honey, and flour. Roughly combine.
Add the salt and water to the mixture- combine with your hand or stand mixer until everything is mixed well. Feel free to add more flour if the dough seems to wet, or more water if it seems too dry.
Lightly flour your countertop, and knead your dough for 5 minutes. Add to a greased bowl, cover, and let it rise in a warm environment for 90 minutes or until doubled in volume.
Once it’s done rising, knead for a couple more minutes on your countertop, then divide into 12 equal pieces. Roll each one into a ball, then gently push it down- not enough to completely flatten it though.
Place each piece onto a greased 9x13 baking dish, about 1 inch apart. Cover, then allow to rise for 30 more minutes.
Preheat your oven to 390 degrees Fahrenheit, and cook the buns for 15-18 minutes. When cooled, cut each one in half.

Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

Cut your pork into four or five different chunks and place in a bowl. In a small bowl, combine the salt, onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, and paprika in a bowl, then sprinkle over the pork and mix thoroughly.
Pour enough olive oil into your instant pot to coat the bottom of it. Set it to the ‘sauté’ mode and brown both sides of each piece. After the meat is browned, set it aside and deglaze the pot. To do that, pour a little bit of water in the hot pot and scrape up the bits at the bottom. Browning the meat is an optional step, but highly recommended for maximum flavor!
Place the pork back in the instant pot, along with the lemon juice, liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, chicken broth, bbq sauce, and brown sugar. Cook on high pressure for one hour, with a 15 minute natural pressure release. After 15 minutes, quick release the remaining pressure.
Remove the pork from the instant pot and shred, saving the marinade.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. When your slider buns are cooled and cut in half, take off the tops and put the bottom halves in a 9x13 pan- top with the pulled pork. Pour about 1/2 cup of the marinade over the pork, then put the tops back on.
Mix the melted butter, parsley, seasoned salt and dried minced onion together, then top the sliders with it. Cover with foil and cook at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove foil and broil for an extra 2-3 minutes. Combine the ingredients of the garlic ranch Mayo, then top each slider with it and bbq sauce.

Tips

  • To save time, you can buy frozen Sweet Potatoes that can be quickly steamed in the bag in the microwave! Just cook it for 2-3 minutes longer than recommended, to make them easier to mash

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3.5 (3 Reviews)

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  • Liisa Stewart
    Liisa Stewart
    on Aug 25, 2020

    5 servings from 12 rolls - 2.4 sliders per person; should that be 6 servings????? Also, do you have nutrition information? I don't make anything anymore if I don't have that information. Calories, fat and carbs at minimum.

    • The Floured Countertop
      The Floured Countertop
      on Aug 27, 2020

      Thanks for pointing out that serving size- I’ve changed it.

      I don’t have nutritional information, but I’m sure there’s a website you could type the info into.

  • M
    M
    on Aug 25, 2020

    Absolutely delicious. But I don't have a weight problem so this was a treat. Thank you.

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