Cuban Pulled Pork Sliders – Traditional ingredients of a Cuban sandwich are placed between dinner rolls to make perfectly-sized sliders.
As January comes to an end, I have one final savory snack that you can serve for your football parties coming up – my Cuban Pulled Pork Slider. It’s an incredible slider that I became obsessed with, mostly because of the flavor combo of the smoky meats, tangy sauce, and snappy pickles just rocked my world.
With all that going on, you don’t even notice that there’s no cheese, which is completely by design. Why add in an ingredient just because you think you should? The bold mayo-Dijon sauce in this slider takes it beyond anything you’ve had before so I promise you won’t miss the cheese.
Let’s take a look at these sliders, shall we?
Using Leftover Pork
Cuban sandwiches are traditionally made with two types of pork: cooked ham and roasted pork. For these sliders, we use leftover pulled pork instead of roasted pork since it has a smokier flavor and is easier to find. Since I didn’t have leftover pulled pork on hand, I just bought some from the deli department of my grocery store. You can also get some from a local barbeque joint.
Assembling the sliders
These sliders will be baked to get them warmed through and nice and toasty on top. Therefore, they are assembled right in the baking dish. First, the bottom buns are spread with a mayo-Dijon and then topped with the pulled pork. Next, the sliced ham is layered on top, followed by sliced pickles.
Finally, the rest of the mayo-Dijon sauce is spooned over the sliders before topping with the top bun.
Baking the sliders
The sliders only need about 15 minutes in a preheated oven to get perfectly heated through and toasted on top. Once they’re done, they are ready for serving!
Tips & Tricks
- You don’t have to make the pulled pork yourself – I bought some from the deli section at the grocery store. Just make sure you get the SAUCELESS kind.
- Don’t skimp on the mayo-Dijon sauce. It has so much flavor and adds moisture to the slider that you need, especially since there is no cheese.
- These sliders can easily be made ahead of time. Simply assemble them, cover, and store until time to serve. At that time, you just place them in a preheat oven to bake for about 15 minutes.
Cuban Pulled Pork Sliders
- 12 dinner rolls or slider buns
- ¼ cup mayo
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 12 ounces pulled pork
- 8 ounces sliced cooked ham
- 24 dill pickle slices
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice dinner rolls in half horizontally. Place bottom halves into the bottom of a 13×9 baking dish. Mix mustard and mayo together until combined. Spread bottom halves with a thin layer of the mixture.
- Top bottom halves with even amounts of pulled pork. Then, top with even amounts of sliced ham. Next, add two pickles to each bun. Finish off by spooning rest of mayo-mustard over the top of the sliders. Place top buns on sliders.
- Bake sliders in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until buns are toasted and pork is warmed through.