Ground Pork Sliders With Apple Slaw

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Pork sliders can be more than just pulled pork. They can be so much more, pork sliders are awesome game-day snacks or an easy weekend lunch.

Ground pork sliders are one of those recipes that look complicated to create, however, in reality, they are easy. Essentially sliders are small burgers with a huge amount of flavor packed into them.

Using ground pork mince and apple slaw to make pork sliders is a quick and easy way to pack intense flavor into these beautiful little burgers.

Apples can be used for sweet or savory dishes and they pair really well with pork. Apples are so versatile and I love using them in salads. They add freshness, texture, and flavor.


  • To stop apples from oxidizing and going brown when sliced, squeeze some fresh lemon or lime juice over the sliced apples, the vitamin C will stop the oxidation.

If you’re looking for a crowd favorite dish, pork sliders are what you should be making. These little morsels will have everyone wanting more and asking for your recipe. Don’t believe me, make them for your next family gathering you’ll see.

I’ve spent a lifetime in professional kitchens and these sliders are based on some of the flavors that I’ve experienced in my cooking journey. I’m willing to bet that you’ll feel like you’re on cloud nine when you eat these delicious pork sliders.

So, let us get on with it here is my pork slider recipe that I’m sharing with you. 

What’s In A Pork Slider?

Pork sliders are usually made with ground pork, which is then mixed with aromatics like garlic, sesame, dark soy, and seasonings, then formed into small patties. The patties are then either grilled or fried and served on a slider bun with various toppings.

Slider buns are small burger buns. Some popular toppings include avocado, mayo, bbq sauce, a slaw of apple, carrots, and mung bean sprouts with a vinaigrette dressing.

How Do You Make The Perfect Slider Patty?

When it comes to making ground pork slider patties, the process is actually pretty simple. All you need is some ground pork shoulder, some aromatics, and seasonings.

The key to making delicious pork patties is to make sure that the pork has a nice amount of fat content, an 80/20 mix that’s 80% lean pork to 20% fat, ground pork shoulder is perfect. Otherwise, you’ll end up with patties that are too dry and tasteless.

Here is my pork slider patty recipe that will yield about 12 small patties:

  • 1 lb or 500gms ground pork shoulder
  • 6 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp sherry
  • Himalayan pink salt and freshly ground black pepper

Mix all the ingredients together and roll them out into small golf ball-sized portions. Place the portioned pork into the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Heat a non-stick or cast-iron skillet, and place in the balls of pork, using some grease-proof paper and a burger press to flatten them out. Cook on both sides for 2-3 minutes.

How To Make Ground Pork Patties

Larder Stables And Must Have Kitchen Tools

  • I’ll make it easy for you. stock your kitchen with these basic ingredients – Butter, milk, Himalayan pink or quality sea salt, whole peppercorns, sugar, vinegar, virgin olive oil, and plain flour.

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You can’t be at a professional level in the kitchen unless you own a variety of high-end tools. Genius kitchen gadgets are an essential part of any home cook’s or aspiring chef’s arsenal. From some of the best chef knives, and kitchen cookware, to wooden cutting boards. These will set you apart from others and get you ready with what you need to start making meals like a chef.

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Seasoning Food

Maldon Sea Salt Flakes
  • As a chef the most underrated ingredient in the kitchen is salt. When my recipes call for salt and pepper I use a variety of different salts and freshly ground black pepper.

Many chefs, including myself, prefer sea salt like Maldon salt flakes or Himalayan pink salt. Both can be used for cooking and finishing. They have a refined flavor that brings out the natural taste of food.

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Ground Pork Sliders With Apple Slaw

Delicious ground pork sliders game-day snacks or even an easy weekend lunch. A great way to change up the traditional pulled pork sandwich.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Building Sliders 5 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Lunch, Snack
Cuisine American, New Zealand
Servings 4 People
Calories 531 kcal


Ground Pork Slider Patties

  • 1 lb Ground Pork Shoulder - 80/20 mix
  • 6 cloves Garlic - crushed
  • 1 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp Dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Sherry or Chinese cooking wine
  • Himalayan pink salt and freshly ground black pepper

Apple Slaw

  • 1 each Granny smith apple - cut julienne
  • 1 each Carrot medium sized - cut julienne
  • 3 each Green peppers - finely sliced
  • 1 each Green Anaheim chili - finely sliced
  • 1 cup Mung bean sprouts
  • 1 each Avocado - mashed

Apple Slaw Dressing

  • 4 tbsp Rice bran or vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp Rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Wasabi paste
  • Himalayan pink salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • 12 each Slider buns
  • ¼ cup Quality mayonnaise - store brought


Making Ground Pork Slider Patties

  • Mix all the ingredients together and roll out into small golf ball-sized portions. Place the portioned pork into the refrigerator for 30 minutes. 
    Ground Pork Slider Patties

Apple Slaw Dressing

  • Place all the apple slaw dressing ingredients into a small container with a lid. Place on the lid and shake to combine.
    Apple Slaw Dressing

Apple Slaw

  • Place the julienne apple and carrot into a bowl with the finely sliced green pepper and chili. Add the mung bean sprouts and pour in the dressing. Mix well and let sit while you cook the slider patties. Next, mash the avocado and season to taste.
    Apple Slaw

Cooking The Slider Patties

  • Heat a non-stick or cast-iron skillet, and place in the balls of pork, using some grease-proof paper and a burger press to flatten them out. Cook on both sides for 2-3 minutes. Do the in batches of 3 or 4 depending on the size of your skillet.
    Cooking Pork Slider Patties

Constructing Your Sliders

  • Toast the buns, and spread the mashed avocado on the base bun. Add the cooked patties, then the apple slaw. Spread the mayo onto the top bun to complete your pork sliders.
    Constructing Your Pork Sliders
Keywords Apple Slaw, Pork Patties, Pork Sliders

Serving Size: 1 Ground pork slider with apple slaw, avocado, and mayo.
Calories 531 | Total Fat 26.9 g | Carbohydrates 48.7 g | Fiber 5.5 g | Protein 23.3 g | Iron 3.2 mg

Watch How I Cooked Thees Delicious Ground Pork Sliders

There are so many ground pork recipes that are out there, such a basic ingredient that is so versatile and easy to use. Making ground pork sliders is an awesome and healthy use of ground pork or as we call it in New Zealand pork mince or minced pork.

I don’t know about you, I love sliders. They’re the right portion size and they’re always so flavorful. Plus, they’re perfect for any occasion. My ground pork slider recipe is something I’ve done many times in the past and have always been a crowd favorite dish.

The recipe I have shared with you is designed as a bar snack. This is something you can easily cook at home when you have a family or friends gathering. You could have all the finished ingredients on platters so everyone can make their own sliders.

You could even grill them on your bbq which would add a beautiful smokey flavor. This is one of those easily cooked meals that you don’t need to think about. Anyway you need to try my ground pork sliders you will not be disappointed and everyone will love you for it.

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