Smoky roasted pulled pork sliders with coleslaw made with mustard and apples

Smoky Roasted Pulled Pork Sliders


  • 1 5-pound pork butt roast
  • 3 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 large onion quartered
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 ounces liquid smoke
  • barbecue sauce of choice for serving
  • Coleslaw with mustard and apples


  1. Preheat oven or roaster oven to 400 degrees Farenheit.

  2. Place onion, water, and bay leaves in the bottom of the roaster pan.

  3. In a small bowl, add salt, sugar, paprika, celery salt, cornstarch, onion and garlic powder, and cayenne pepper and mix well with a fork.

  4. Place pork butt onto the rack inside the roasting pan. Pour 2 ounces of liquid smoke over one side of the roast. Massage 1/2 of the dry mixture into the roast. Repeat the process on the other side of the roast. Place in the oven until thermometer reads 170 degrees Farenheit (usually 2 hours).

  5. Remove from oven onto a cutting board and allow to cool for about 5 minutes. Either slice or pull apart with two forks, mixing a little of the pan juices into the pulled pork.

  6. Serve on hamburger buns or Hawaiian rolls with coleslaw.