Sweet Hawaiian Pork Sliders in the Instant Pot | Color Me Meg

Sweet Hawaiian Pork Sliders

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These Hawaiian Pork Sliders are so Easy to Make and are a Huge Crowd Pleaser with Sweet Brown Sugar and Pineapple Goodness!

These Hawaiian Pork Sliders Are So Easy To Make And Are A Huge Crowd Pleaser With Sweet Brown Sugar And Pineapple Goodness!

sweet hawaiian pork sliders recipe These are some of the yummiest pork sliders that we have had as a family! The weather is just cooling down here so it was fun to have a warm and comfort food meal this week on a rainy fall day!

Sweet Hawaiian Pork Sliders in the Instant Pot

First, we started with great meat. This pork is Farmer John Fresh Pork and we get ours at Smart N Final. This one is huge, so I cut mine in sections  to fit it into my Instant Pot, and it worked great for our family of four with plenty of pork to spare in each batch, so depending on your family size, this could make two or more meals! If you are using a crock pot, that’s fine too! Either way, just be sure to brown the meat well before as it really helps seal in the flavor and get the party started! Instant Pot Pork Roast

Making your Pork Sliders

This recipe is super simple and one we can easily throw together in the future. It’s basically a can of pineapple, brown sugar, and some onion, and when the pork is done it will be perfectly tender, a little sweet, and have such a great flavor! The pineapple was so amazing! The pork gets shredded with all of the goodies inside and makes for a flavor-packed little pork slider! Instant Pot Pork Sliders First things first, you will want to get the King’s Hawaiian Rolls because I think they make these Hawaiian sliders just sing. You could serve these with anything of course, a mac salad or potato salad would be great, but we went with fresh sweet potato fries and they were perfect. Check out the other Farmer John California Natural Fresh Pork products too!

Need a few great Side Dishes to go with your Pork Sliders?

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Sweet Hawaiian Pork Sliders

These Hawaiian Pork Sliders Are So Easy To Make And Are A Huge Crowd Pleaser With Sweet Brown Sugar And Pineapple Goodness!


Main Course


Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Servings 6 people
Author Meg & Peg Clifford


  • 4.5
    Pork Shoulder Butt Roast
    Farmer John
  • 1
    Pineapple Rings in juice
  • 1/2
    brown sugar
  • 1
    purple onion
    thinly sliced
  • salt & pepper
  • 1
    Hawaiian rolls (24 count)
  • 1
    Meunster or Swiss Cheese
  • poppy seeds

Secret Sauce

  • 1
    pineapple juice
  • 1/2
    brown sugar
  • 1
    soy sauce
  • 2
    dijon mustard
  • 1
    fresh ginger


  1. Place thinly sliced onion into instant pot (or crock pot).

  2. Prepare pork by cutting away any excess fat and season with garlic salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a large pan and brown the meat on all sides. Once browned, place on top of onions.

  3. Pour entire can of pineapple rings and juice into the pot over the meat as well as the brown sugar. If using an instant pot, cook for about 55 minutes and let slow release until you are ready to use. In a crock pot, about 7-8 hours on low would be fine. Shred the meat with the pineapple and onion inside and let sit in juices.

  4. After the meat is done, add the juice from a can of pineapple rings (or 1 cup) to the pan and the remaining ingredients to make the “Secret Sauce”. Keep on medium heat and whisk until it simmers and begins to foam. Then remove from heat and add 1/2 cup of meat juices from your pork pot. It should be almost a syrup consistency.

  5. To assemble, cut hawaiian rolls length-wise into 2 pieces (i think it’s easier to do as one large piece rather than separate them into individual rolls).Place on parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Spread secret sauce over both sides of the roll, add slices of cheese on either side, then place a generous amount of meat (with the pineapple chunks and onion) on one side and close the sandwiches. 

  6. Turn on your broiler in the oven on low if you can, and place pan inside for 2-3 minutes watching closely so the tops don’t burn, but that the cheese melts. Remove and either brush the tops with more sauce or butter and sprinkle poppy seeds over each one. Devour slowly and dramatically for best effect.

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About Meg

I am Meg. A health and fitness coach, a color lover, and a wish-i-owned-a-house-er. My husband and I are self-declared foodies and LOVE cooking together and doing home projects. We blog about our [mostly] healthy food and DIY adventures from sunny Arizona with our 3 cutie kids. Email me at colormemegblog at gmail dot com to work with me!

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