Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork Sliders with Sweet and Spicy Coleslaw

This is my first time to participate in the Foodie Pen Pal.  It was fun to learn about another blogger and gather some things to send her that were of interest and some things to tell her about the area where I live.
The Lean Green Bean

I was matched with Angie.  Check out her story I Love Tangie.  She makes and sells homemade cleaning products.  (Like her own laundry detergent.)  She is into a recycled world to save our planet.

I must say I will read her news and try to be more conscious of my world.  I recycle what I can.  I don’t use spray cans.  But I did pollute the air with Aqua Net when I was a teenager.  In wild, windy West Texas you had to have something to paste that bouffant hairdo in place.  Oh my, memories!  We will save that memory for another time.

Even more exciting is the package I received from Krystin.  She lives in Edmond, OK. She has lots of opportunities for family entertainment in her area on her blog.  Last week it was all about Easter events for the little bunnies on the Saturday before Easter. Sell a Metro Home  I’ve learned a lot about Edmond, OK just reading it.

I need to go visit Krystin.  She also listed all the places for a little retail therapy nearby.  I thought Oklahoma was like the Drummond Ranch (Pioneer Woman) with miles of open space.  She makes it sound like she is surrounded by miles of shopping malls.  I can go for that.

She sent me a package with the best of Oklahoma “foody stuff”.  Some Scotch Bonnet Pepper Jelly for my spicy side; some bar-b-que sauce and gravy mix for a taste of great Oklahoma cooking, and some dried okra. (Cuz I mentioned I liked okra.)  If you haven’t had it, you should look for it in your whole food section of your Sprouts.  It is delicious!

Oh and did I mention she lives just minutes from an historic round barn? Aracadia Round Barn History   It’s on the historic Route  66.  Built in 1898 and restored in 1992.   This would be a great school field trip. It would be a little far for the kids in El Paso, but it would be amazing to see.  She sent me a post card with a little about it.  So I had to do some research on it.  You will find it very interesting – just like her site.

Edmond, OK Treats

Thank you, Kristyn for the great package and the geography and history lesson.  I’m always open to learning about something new and exploring new tastes.  I used the jelly in a Sweet and Spicy Cole Slaw for some sliders.  It was a great hit.  Here’s what I did.

Every other Sunday evening I meet with a Casa group (from my church) for a pot luck dinner and a study.  The pressure is on to come up with something good and different.  I’m usually counted on to bring a dessert.  This last Sunday I was in the mood for something different.  And I had made this pork which I could not possibly eat all by myself.  So I came up with this quick slaw and got some rolls and we had sliders.  I thought that would be different.

As it turned out there was no dessert.  We had fried chicken, Irish soda bread, a relish tray, stuffed mushrooms,  my pork and slaw and more bread and meatballs in a cream sauce.  We were all thinking heavy on the meat I guess.  It usually results in a rather well-balanced meal.  Next time I’m sure we will all resort to our usual offerings.  Normally we are very traditional.

Dr Pepper Pulled Pork Sliders

The pulled pork was so easy to make and smelled so good I wasn’t sure I would wait to serve it to have a slider.  But I waited.  I made the slaw to serve with these sliders.  Everybody loved it.

I used the Scotch Bonnet Pepper Jelly I got from Krystin (my March Foodie Pen Pal).   But you could use any pepper jelly or red chile flakes and Sweet ‘n Low for the sweet taste.  This is a quick slaw that sets up fast.  I think this would be good on almost anything.

Sweet and Spicy Coleslaw


Comments (12)

  1. Maureen

    So happy to hear that your participated. It is fun! It’s nice to get something in the mail. That isn’t a bill. It’s even better when it’s food!

  2. Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mike

    This all looks good! I love pulled pork and slaw on top. Can’t wait to try it. I’ve never made it spicey, I’m going to live it!
    Just a reminder tomorrow is Tuesday Trivia,
    I linked up my hubby’s Cookies this week. Thanks for the party!
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  3. April @ The 21st Century Housewife

    Foodie Pen Pals sounds like fun. It’s nice you got to ‘meet’ Angie. I did smile when I read your comment about the AquaNet :) You have definitely put the goodies she sent you to good use – Your Pulled Pork Sliders look delicious and I really like the sound of that Sweet & Spicy Slaw! Thank you for sharing this post with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  4. Sharon

    I love pulled pork. This looks so great! Would eat it on a regular basis when I stayed in Tennessee. Haven’t had any in awhile. This means I need to make my own. Gonna keep your recipe handy when I decide to make it. Visiting from http://makeitorfixit.com. Stop by when you get a chance.

  5. Mrs. Sarah Coller

    Would you believe I have NEVER made sliders! Yep, I know!! :) Maybe I should try yours out, huh? :) My husband LOVES Dr. Pepper! Thanks so much for linking up with our Make Bake Create party this week. You really helped to make our first week a great success! I am sharing my recipe for Fresh Strawberry Cream Torte at my Homemaking Party and would love to have you come join the fun.

    Mrs. Sarah Coller

  6. Judy@Savoring Today

    Cole slaw on pulled pork is a must at our house, love the contrast of flavors. Thanks for sharing on Hearth & Soul Hop. :)

  7. Marlene @Nosh My Way

    Oh my, what deliciousness! The pulled pork and the spicy slaw too. thanks for sharing on foodie Friends Friday.

  8. Miz Helen

    Your recipe is awesome and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. Andrea

    Your sandwich looks amazing and foodie pen pals, what a neat idea! Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Six Sisters :)


  10. Linda@With A Blast

    Looks totally scrumptious! a definite to-make on my list :-) Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party !

  11. Rachel @{I Love} My Disorganized Life

    I love pulled pork. Can’t have too many variations! Thanks for sharing at Wicked Good Wednesdays! Always a pleasure to see yo there!

  12. Paula

    Looks yummy! pinned to my Saturday Dishes board ~ Paula


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