5 from 3 votes

Slow Cooker Cubano Sliders

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Cuban
Keyword: pork, sandwich, sliders
Servings: 24 sliders
Calories: 248kcal
Author: Susan @ Love in the Kitchen

Ingredients

Pork

  • 3 pound pork roast
  • 2 cups chopped onions - 2 large
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • 2 fresh jalapeno peppers - finely chopped (remove the seeds if you prefer less heat)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • juice of 1 orange
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper

Sauce

  • 6 cloves garlic - minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Sliders

  • 24 sliders or mini buns - split
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 12 slices smoked deli ham - halved
  • 12 slices Jarlsburg cheese halved - or Swiss
  • Cornichons or small dill pickles

Instructions

Make the Pork

  • In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine the ingredients for the roast pork.
  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours.

Make the Sauce

  • In a medium skillet cook minced garlic in olive oil over medium heat until just starting to brown. Remove from heat.
  • Add the juices, ground cumin, salt, and black pepper.
  •  Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium. 
  • Simmer, uncovered, about 5 minutes or until slightly reduced.

Assemble Sliders

  • Shred the pork while it is still in the slow cooker. 
  • Stir the sauce into the shredded pork and let cook for another 15 minutes in the slow cooker.
  • To serve, spread cut sides of each bun with butter.  

Grill in saute pan, cut side down, until just browned and a little crisp.

  • Remove from pan and spread mustard on each bun half.
  • Top bun bottoms with one-half slice ham and one-half slice cheese. 
  • Use a slotted spoon to spoon roast pork mixture on top of cheese slices. 
  • Cover with bun tops. 
  • If desired, garnish each slider with a cornichons