Easy Pineapple Soda Pork Sliders

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In case you didn't know, September is National Cholesterol Awareness Month. I suffer from elevated cholesterol and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to create a lighter version of one of my favorite recipes. Slow cooker Pineapple Soda Pork Sliders. A clinical study showed Mazola® Corn Oil reduces cholesterol 2x more than extra virgin olive oil. To learn more about this claim, see Mazola.com.


Pineapple Soda Pork Sliders

Pineapple Soda Pork Sliders

I decided to sub 4 of my original ingredients for better-for-you options. You can reduce saturated fats and cholesterol in your meals easily with simple swaps, such as substituting butter with Mazola Corn Oil. Replacing butter with Mazola Corn Oil is a lighter recipe due to the saturated fat content. Mazola Corn Oil is an all-purpose, cholesterol-free cooking oil that is a smart heart-healthy* choice for your family. *See Mazola.com for more information on the relationship between corn oil and heart health. It has a variety of uses including baking, grilling, sautéing, stir-frying or mixing up a marinade or dressing. My next substitutions are tenderloin instead of shoulder, and hot sauce instead of ketchup. We are now good to go. Here's what you need.

All the fixins.

All the fixins.

Ingredients: 

•2-3 lb pork Tenderloin

•1/4 cup of Mazola Corn Oil

•1 1/2 cups Pineapple soda 

•Sliced Pineapple 

•Sea Salt 

•1/2 cup Hot sauce 

• 2 bay leaves  

•1 can of tomato paste

•6 garlic cloves minced 

•1 sliced onion 

•Salt/ fresh cracked black pepper to taste 

•3 tablespoons red wine vinegar

-Slider buns


Here's what you do:

  1. Season the tenderloin with salt and pepper.

  2. Heat the Mazola oil in a pan and seer the tenderloin on all sides for about 2 mins or until it gets a little browning. Color = flavor

  3. Transfer the shoulder to the slow cooker. Add the rest of your ingredients except for the fresh sliced pineapple and cook on low for 5-8 hours or high for 3-5 hours.

  4. Salt to taste and then add a slice of pineapple to your bun. Stuff as much of your sweet and spicy pineapple pork on the bread and indulge!

Yummy pork ready to be served.

Yummy pork ready to be served.

Time to slice this bad boy

Time to slice this bad boy

Happy Pineapple Triangles

Happy Pineapple Triangles

One slice before adding the pork.

One slice before adding the pork.

Ready to devour

Ready to devour