Frugal Foodie Mama: Asian Chili & Garlic Pork Sliders

Monday, January 1, 2018

Asian Chili & Garlic Pork Sliders

These super flavorful Asian Chili & Garlic Pork Sliders are sure to be the MVP of your next game day get-together... 
These super flavorful Asian Chili & Garlic Pork Sliders are sure to be the MVP of your next game day get-together.

Of all the game day recipes I have posted to this blog over the years, I have never once posted a sliders recipe.... that is, until today. And I have no clue why it has taken me this long! I mean, sliders make the perfect football food. They fit in one hand leaving one hand free for making gestures of victory or disgust during the game. ;) You can pack a ton of flavor into these tiny burgers. And they are perfectly snack-sized so you that can save room for the other game day goodies being served like hot wings and chips & dip. That is game day food perfection in my books, folks.

These Asian Chili & Garlic Pork Sliders are actually inspired by some of the flavors that I used in these Slow Cooker Banh Mi Pork Sandwiches that I posted to the blog in October 2016. And those pulled pork sandwiches were inspired by the Banh Mi pork sliders I made with some of my fellow food bloggers while attending the Pass the Pork tour in Minnesota in September of that same year. Isn't it awesome how recipe inspiration can work sometimes? :)



These super flavorful Asian Chili & Garlic Pork Sliders are sure to be the MVP of your next game day get-together.

You should be able to easily find the sesame oil, Sambal Oelek (ground fresh chili paste), & rice vinegar in the Asian foods section of your local grocery store. But if you have happen to have an Asian market nearby, you will definitely be able to find all of these ingredients there.


These super flavorful Asian Chili & Garlic Pork Sliders are sure to be the MVP of your next game day get-together.

If you like a little extra kick of heat, top these flavorful burgers with a little chili sauce. It is like a kicked up version of ketchup that happens to pair perfectly with the flavors in these Asian sliders. Trust me- it is so good, you all.

You can easily double or triple this recipe to feed larger crowds for the big game.

These super flavorful Asian Chili & Garlic Pork Sliders are sure to be the MVP of your next game day get-together.

Asian Chili & Garlic Pork Sliders
by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10-15 minutes
Ingredients (8 sliders (Serves 4))
    For the pickled slaw
    • 2 1/2 cups of prepared slaw mix
    • 1 cup water
    • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1 tbsp Kosher salt
    For the pork sliders
    • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
    • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    • 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
    • 1 tbsp Sambal Oelek (ground fresh chili paste)
    • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
    • 1 tbsp brown sugar
    • Salt & pepper
    • 1 lb. ground fresh pork
    • 1-2 tbsp of sesame oil
    • 8 Brioche or sweet Hawaiian rolls
    • Chili sauce for topping (optional)
    Instructions
    For the pickled slaw
    Bring the water, vinegar, sugar, & salt to a boil in a medium sauce pan. Place the coleslaw mix into a bowl. Pour the boiling mixture over top and give a quick stir. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature, then cover & refrigerate until ready to serve.

    For the pork sliders
    In a large bowl, whisk together the minced garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar, Sambal Oelek, ginger, brown sugar, and salt & pepper until the sugar is dissolved. Add in the ground pork & mix the together with your hands until well incorporated.

    Heat the sesame oil over medium-high heat in a cast iron skillet or grill pan. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out even amounts of the pork burger. Shape into little burgers and cook until cooked thoroughly, about 4-7 minutes per side depending on how thick you make your burgers.

    Serve on Brioche or Hawaiian rolls topped with a little of the pickled slaw & chili sauce, if desired. Serve immediately.
    Enjoy!

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