Pork Tenderloin Sliders
Prep: 30 min.
Cook: 10 min.
Ready to turn your ordinary evening into a slider fiesta? Enter pork tenderloin sliders. They’re a culinary delight that brings together the best of both worlds: the tenderness of pork tenderloin and the convenience of King’s Hawaiian slider rolls.
Pork loin is renowned for its tenderness. It's one of the leanest and most delicate cuts of pork, making it incredibly juicy and succulent when cooked properly. When transformed into pork tenderloin sliders, this tenderness ensures each bite is a melt-in-your-mouth experience, making them a crowd pleaser.
From classic combos like homemade barbecue sauce to more adventurous pairings like spicy pickles, pork tenderloin sliders are the perfect go-to meal for parties. Their small size makes them easy to handle, so your guests can enjoy some delicious flavors without committing to a full-sized meal.
The best part? Thanks to their luxurious taste and gourmet appeal, these simple pork tenderloin sliders can elevate any casual gathering into a memorable experience. Just imagine tender pork nestled between the sweet, pillowy goodness of King's Hawaiian rolls—it's a match made in foodie heaven!
Whether you're hosting a party, enjoying a family dinner, or indulging in a solo treat, these pork tenderloin sliders are a delicious choice that promises savory flavors in every bite. So, roll up your sleeves, and let’s get started!
1. Make Your Pork Medallions
Pounding pork tenderloin is a crucial step in ensuring your sliders turn out tender, flavorful, and evenly cooked. First, thinly slice the pork into ¼-inch-thick medallions.
It's time to put the 'tender' in pork tenderloin sliders. Lightly pound the medallions with a meat mallet until the pieces are an even thickness, about ⅛ of an inch thick. (Pro tip: To prevent the pork from sticking to your mallet, place the meat between two sheets of parchment paper or plastic wrap. This creates a barrier and makes the cleanup process much easier!)
2. Marination Celebration
Guess what? You don’t have to spend valuable prep time creating the perfect pork marinade for your sliders. Instead, we’re going to upgrade the flavor profile with some delicious smoked bacon BBQ sauce—no prep or extra utensils needed.
Place the pork tenderloins into a food storage bag and pour King’s Hawaiian Smoked Bacon BBQ Sauce over the pork until it’s completely covered. Let it marinate in the fridge for 30 to 60 minutes to soak up all those fantastic flavors.
3. Pickle Perfection
No slider is complete without spicy dill pickles. Drain and discard the pickle juice from a jar of dill pickle chips. Then, combine the pickles, sugar, red pepper flakes, hot sauce, and garlic in a small bowl.
Stir the mixture and let it stand until the sugar dissolves. When you’re finished stirring, pour the mixture back into the pickle jar and refrigerate until needed. These spicy dill pickles will add a zesty crunch to your pork tenderloin sliders, making every bite an explosion of flavors!
Pro tip: If you want to upgrade your pickles without adding the herbs and spices yourself, try out Grillos Pickles Pickle Chips. Choose from flavors like Classic Dill, Bread and Butter, Sweet and Spicy and more! Or, become the host with the most and grab a couple options for your guests to choose from.
4. Fire Up the Grill
Fill your grill with Kingsford Charcoal briquettes. Light them up until they're covered with white ash, indicating they're ready for grilling.
5. Prep the Pork
Next, it’s time to remove your marinated tenderloin medallions from the marinade. Take them out of the fridge, place them on a plate, and lightly sprinkle each medallion with KC Masterpiece® BBQ Seasoning.
6. Grill 'Em Up
Once the grill reaches between 450° and 500°F, place the marinated pork medallions directly over the hot coals for 30 to 40 seconds on each side, letting them cook through to perfection. Ready to impress your audience? It’s easier than you think. The Kingsford Charcoal will infuse your pork with that smoky, mouthwatering flavor making you the ultimate grillmaster.
7. Get Saucy
In a small saucepan, heat the King’s Hawaiian Original Sweet Pineapple BBQ Sauce until it’s warm—about 5 to 10 minutes. After removing the pork tenderloin medallions from the grill, dip them into the warm sauce.
8. Seal the Deal
Grab your King’s Hawaiian rolls and layer on the excitement! Slice each dinner roll, placing two pork tenderloin medallions on the roll. Now, the pièce de résistance—those spicy dill pickles! Pile them on generously, letting their heat and crunch elevate your sliders to new heights. Spear each slider with a toothpick and serve.
The subtle sweetness of King’s Hawaiian Original Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls adds a delicious contrast to savory fillings like pork tenderloin. Plus, your pork loin sliders are connected until you're ready to serve, making them incredibly convenient for both preparing and transporting sliders. You can assemble the entire batch, cover it with foil, and easily transport it to a potluck, party, or picnic.
Want to take your pork tenderloin sliders to the next level? Start with a bed of fresh lettuce, add a slice of juicy tomato and some caramelized onions, and embrace the cheese. Grab your sliders, share them with your friends, and get ready for a taste explosion that’ll leave you craving seconds (and maybe thirds).
Congratulations! You've just created the ultimate pork tenderloin sliders. Cherish each bite of smoky, char-grilled perfection with your friends, your family, or just your own hungry self, and enjoy these sliders while they're hot off the grill.
Pork Tenderloin Sliders
Prep: 30 min.
Cook: 10 min.
- 2 Pork tenderloins
- 1 bottle King's Hawaiian Smoked Bacon BBQ Sauce
- 16 ounce Jar dill pickle chips
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
- 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 bottle KC Masterpiece® BBQ Seasoning
- 1 bottle KING'S HAWAIIAN Original Sweet Pineapple BBQ Sauce
- 2 packages KING'S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls