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Healthier BBQ Pork Sliders

BBQ Pork Sliders topped with creamy greek yogurt kale slaw on a whole wheat bun is an easy and healthy slow cooker meal. It’s perfect for game day or just a weeknight meal.

Course Main Course


Slow Cooker Pork

  • 2 1/2-3 pound pork loin
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Pinch salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne optional if you like heat
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice

Creamy Kale Coleslaw

  • 3 cups kale slaw mix
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup light or vegan mayo
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • Juice of half an orange
  • 2 teaspoons pickle juice
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt


  • Bottle of favorite BBQ sauce
  • Whole wheat buns toasted and buttered
  • Jalapeño slices and pickle slices optional


  1. Slaw. Combine all of the dressing ingredients, yogurt through pickle juice. Add the kale slaw to a bowl. Top with desired amount of dressing and toss until it is well-coated. Allow slaw to sit in fridge for at least an hour before serving.
  2. Pork. Combine all the spices together and rub all over pork (you may have some leftover spices which you can save for later use).
  3. Put slow cooker on sauté mode and add olive oil to pan (if you have this function; if not, you can sauté onions in a separate pan). Once olive oil is heated, add onions and cook for 8-10 minutes, until they soften and start to caramelize. Add in salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Put pork on top of sautéed onions and add broth and applied cider vinegar.
  5. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  6. Remove pork and shred. Drain pan of juices (savings onions and some of the juices). Add shredded pork back to the slow cooker along with onions, splash of cooking juices, and desired amount of BBQ sauce. Keep slow cooker on warming function so meat stays warm for serving.
  7. Assemble. Toast your buns (hehe). Top with pulled pork and slow, slaw, and jalapeño and pickle slices.
  8. Serve and enjoy!