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Asian-style barbecue pork sliders recipe

Asian-style barbecue pork sliders recipe

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Tender, spiced pulled pork goes perfectly with tangy pickled apple in these sliders. Add in the crunch of prawn crackers and you're in burger heaven! See method

  • Makes 8 sliders
  • 20 mins to prepare and 1 hr 30 mins to cook
  • 464 calories / serving


  • 1 x 700g pack pork shoulder steaks​
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika​
  • 1 tsp Chinese five spice
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil​

For the gravy

  • 300ml cider
  • 3 tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil​
  • Juice of 1 lime, plus extra wedges to serve
  • 8 x seeded brioche buns
  • prawn crackers, to serve (optional)

For the pickled apple

  • 1 large or 2 small red apples, unpeeled but cored and cut into matchsticks
  • ½ red onion, peeled and sliced

For the dressing

  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar​
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar​
  • 2 tsp black or white sesame seeds​
If you don't have any limes, try a lemon instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    20g 29%
  • Saturates

    6g 31%
  • Sugars

    14g 16%
  • Salt

    1g 17%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 42.4g Protein 23.8g Fibre 4.1g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 3, 160C, fan 140C.​
  2. Mix the spices with the sugar and salt, then rub over the pork.
  3. Heat the oil in an ovenproof saucepan over a medium heat, then sear the pork to brown the edges. Pour in the cider and bring to a simmer. Cover, place in the oven for 1-1.5 hrs.
  4. While the pork is cooking, prepare the pickled apple. Toss together the apple, red onion, vinegar and sugar. Set aside to marinate for at least 30 mins.​
  5. Check the pork after 1 hour, and every 20 mins after that. It is ready when it breaks away with a fork. Remove from the oven and allow the pork to cool slightly, then use two forks to pull the pork to pieces. Stir through a little cooking liquid and the BBQ sauce, sesame oil and lime juice.
  6. Stir the sesame seeds through the pickled apple.​
  7. To fill, divide the pork filling between the rolls, top with the pickled apple and a couple of prawn crackers, then serve with extra prawn crackers, if desired.​​

​​Tip: If you are short on time, make use of Tesco's prepared meal range by using Tesco Sweet BBQ Pulled Pork, instead of making the pulled pork.​

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