Pork Sliders with Pineapple Salsa

These Pork Sliders with Pineapple Salsa are super juicy, pork patties served on slider buns! A fresh pineapple salsa adds so much flavor!

Pork Sliders with Pineapple Salsa on a white platter

When we got to talking about slider week my wife was suggesting maybe doing something other than beef. So how about pork? With something like a pineapple topping? These are the way my ideas sound at first and then they get a little refined…It’s all about the wording…

But they turned out exactly like I had imagined them – maybe even better! Totally simple to make , they only take a few minutes on the grill and the pineapple salsa (not topping) takes about five minutes to throw together.

How Do You Make This Slider Recipe?

The pork is seasoned with cumin, garlic powder and salt and pepper, formed into slider patties and grilled for a few minutes on each side. The pineapple salsa isn’t complicated at all, just some chopped up pineapple fresh or canned mixed with parsley, red onion, lime juice and a little olive oil.

pineapple salsa in a bowl

All of this can be done ahead of time and then when it’s time for dinner just grill them up and you’ve got a meal in 10 minutes flat. With school starting in just a few weeks w’ere going to need some more quick and easy meals around here. It seems like between homework, sports and driving two kids around to practices we barley have time to sit down to eat a meal. Everyone’s eating at different times, me usually the latest.

Pork sliders with no top buns

Then just place your grilled sliders on top of some fresh arugula, then top with a spoon of the pineapple salsa! Like being in the tropics without leaving your kitchen. Just add a couple Deep Blue Sea Cocktails and you’re all set!

I hope you’ll like these Pork Sliders with Pineapple Salsa as much as we did, the kids loved them too, pineapple salsa and all!

pork sliders with pineapple salsa

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Pork Sliders with Pineapple Salsa

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x

These juicy and flavorful pork sliders are topped with a fresh pineapple salsa!

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Ingredients

For the sliders

  • 1 3/4 pounds ground pork
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

Pineapple Salsa

  • 20 oz. can of pineapple chunks, drained and chopped into smaller pieces
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley or cilantro, chopped
  • 1 small jalapeño, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Slider buns
  • Fresh arugula

Instructions

  1. Start by making the pineapple salsa. Add the chopped pineapple chunks, the red onion, parsley or cilantro, jalapeño, the lime juice and a pinch of salt to a medium bowl. Stir and taste for seasonings, then cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  2. Place the ground pork in a large bowl and add the salt, pepper and garlic powder. Mix well and form into 6 patties (about 1/4 lb. each)
  3. Heat your grill to a medium high heat, you can also cook these in a large skillet in two batches, place the pork patties on the grill and cook for 4 minutes on each side.
  4. Remove to a platter and cover with foil for 5 minutes.
  5. Assemble the sliders by placing a few arugula leaves on the bottom half of a slider bun. Top with one of the pork patties then a spoonful of the pineapple salsa.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: pork sliders, slider recipe, dinner ideas, ground pork recipes

 

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