Asian Pulled Pork Sliders: A Make-Ahead Recipe for Tailgating

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Welcome to my future tailgating experience, where I’ll be featuring healthy and family-friendly Asian pulled pork slider sandwiches. I teamed up with Produce For Kids to bring you this recipe.

Easy and Healthy Make-Ahead Pulled Pork Tenderloin Sliders. Perfect for tailgating! Get the recipe at

Do you go tailgating?

I don’t.

Or at least, I haven’t. But I’m determined to try it this fall. J’s school is doing a Trunk or Treat evening before Halloween and I’m gong to bring some food to serve to the happy little monsters, ladybugs, and Spidermen (and to their parents).

When I first decided to do this, I was perplexed about what to serve.

Do I need to cook it on site? Do I bring our grill? Will it fit in my Saturn Ion? Oh gosh! I’ll also need to fit in a cooler for the ice-packed raw meat!

My head was spinning like a poltergeist’s just thinking about all the TVs I’d have to jump through to pull it off.

Then I remembered a make ahead meaty but healthy BBQ-sauced recipe that I developed for Produce for Kids. It’s a recipe for Asian Pulled Pork Sliders.

You simmer pork tenderloins in sauce for a short time (just until cooked through) and then use forks to pull the meat (this is the only time-consuming part of the recipe). The shredded meat goes back into the sauce. You can serve it immediately or cool it to re-heat at a later time. Then you pile the meat onto the bottom of a whole wheat roll, add an easy Asian slaw and then the top of the bun.

I’m going to put the warm fully-cooked pulled pork and sauce into an aluminum container inside of a cooler, along with a few hot water bottles to keep it all nice and steamy.

No worrying about raw meat in the parking lot for me! (Tell me, am I a tailgating cheater or is this a standard way to go about it?)

The only other things I’ll need are some split burger buns, the chilled Asian slaw that tops the sliders, plates, napkins and LOTS AND LOTS OF HALLOWEEN TREATS!

Easy and Healthy Make-Ahead Pulled Pork Tenderloin Sliders. Perfect for tailgating! Get the recipe at

Click here for the Asian Pulled Pork Sliders recipe and to find a slew of other healthy family-friendly meals.

Why is my recipe on the Produce for Kids site? A few months back, Produce for Kids and I began working together to come up with family-friendly healthy recipes. I developed 7 recipes for them and photographed those and a whole bunch more. Now my recipes and pictures are on their site and I’m going to be telling you about them over the coming weeks.

Produce for Kids is a healthy family resource that offers meal planning tools and healthy recipes for your family. All of the recipes are approved by a registered dietitian for containing all the nutrients your kids need (and not too much of the things they don’t). All nutritional info for each recipe is given as well.

Disclosure: I was paid by Produce for Kids to do recipe development, photography and promotion for them. This post also contains an affiliate link for a cooler, meaning that if you click it and then buy something I will receive a small percentage of the price. All opinions come from me and are honestly my own.


3 Responses to “Asian Pulled Pork Sliders: A Make-Ahead Recipe for Tailgating”

  1. Betsy @ Desserts Required — October 1, 2013 @ 4:18 pm (#)

    I think you nailed tailgating with kids! The recipe is delicious and you don’t have to worry about dragging a grill with you!

  2. Ruthy @ Omeletta — October 1, 2013 @ 12:25 pm (#)

    I lovelovelove tailgating, but I totally agree- dragging the raw meat out to fire up on the grill can be a little daunting. I cant believe how simple this pulled pork sounds!


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