Let’s hit it out of the park with Sam’s Salsa Mango Pineapple Pork Sliders.
The Phillies and the Eagles are on fire right now, so we are all gathered around the tv cheering on our favorite teams. This calls for delicious, fan-worthy food that’s easy to serve and satisfy. Let’s give a big grand slam cheer for these mango pineapple pork sliders. Like Bryce Harper, they definitely hit it out of the park.
THE SAM’S FRESH SALSA RECIPE CHALLENGE IS ON. THIRTY BLOGGERS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN. I AM DELIGHTED TO BE A PART OF THIS CULINARY COMPETITION LEAVING ALL MY CULINARY SKILLS ON THE KITCHEN COUNTER. “JUST ADD SALSA” SAM’S GENEROUSLY PROVIDED ME WITH 6 CONTAINERS OF THEIR NEW LABEL MANGO PINEAPPLE SALSA.
Mango Pineapple Pork Sliders Ingredients
- Sam’s Fresh Mango Pineapple Salsa (there is no substitute for this goodness)
- 1 pre-marinated pork loin in a cooking bag for ease of preparation (leftover cooked pork or chicken works, too.
- 12 count package of Hawaiian rolls or slider buns
- deli sliced cheese or shredded cheese that melts well
- butter for toasting the rolls
- grated cheese like cotija or parmesan for extra goodness
- fresh cilantro or green herbs of your choice
This recipe could not be easier. Here is how you make the best mango pineapple pork sliders. First, roast the pork and the salsa side by side on a foil lined baking sheet at 350F. for 25 minutes. While that is happening, slice the rolls in half horizontally, butter the cut sides and sprinkle with some cotija cheese. Toast the rolls under the broiler for about 60 seconds while the meat is resting. Top the bottom half of the toasted rolls with slices of cheese then layer on thinly sliced pork and an even layer of roasted salsa. Cover with roll tops. Brush with butter, sprinkle with more grated cheese and wrap it all loosely in foil. Bake at 350F. for 6 to 8 minutes or until warmed through and cheese is melted. Serve with a garnish of cilantro and additional Sam’s Fresh Salsa on the side.Print
¾ cup Sam’s Fresh Salsa Mango Pineapple plus additional for serving
1 Southwest seasoned pork loin filet in a cooking bag, (I used Chipotle BBQ)
1 (12 oz.) package Hawaiian sweet rolls (12-count)
4 tablespoons melted butter
3 tablespoons grated cotija cheese
6 slices deli sliced provolone cheese
Fresh cilantro for garnish
- Heat oven to 350F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
- Place salsa to one side of baking sheet. Following manufacturer’s instructions, place pork loin in its cooking bag on other side of baking sheet. Bake salsa and pork for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest for 3 minutes.
- Meanwhile, with a serrated knife, slice rolls in half horizontally. Place rolls, cut-side-up, on a parchment lined baking sheet. Reserve 1 tablespoon of melted butter. Brush remaining butter over cut side of rolls. Sprinkle rolls with 2 tablespoons of cotija cheese. Toast rolls under the broiler for about 1 minute or until golden.
- Layer provolone cheese on top of bottom half of rolls.
- Remove pork from cooking bag and transfer to a cutting surface. Thinly slice half of the pork. (Wrap and reserve the other half for another meal). Layer the pork evenly on top of the cheese.
- Spoon the warm salsa evenly over the top.
- Cover with top half of rolls. Brush tops of rolls with remaining melted butter and sprinkle with remaining cotija cheese.
- Cover loosely with foil and bake 6 to 8 minutes or until warmed through. Slice into individual sliders. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with additional mango pineapple salsa.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Category: appetizers
- Method: oven
Keywords: sliders, party-time, game day, mango pineapple salsa
And check out my award winning salsa verde deviled eggs recipe from Sam’s Fresh Salsa Blogger Challenge last year.