Hawaiian Sweet Roll Pulled Pork Sliders

Hawaiian Sweet Roll Pulled Pork Sliders

Bring the taste of the tropics into your kitchen with this savory Hawaiian pulled pork recipe! These sliders will make you feel like you’re at a luau with its hints of pineapple and Hawaiian sweet roll buns. Our LonoLife Influencer, Olivia H., aka livaloha, brings us this idea all the way from Maui!

Servings: 5 sliders Total Time: 2 hours - 8.5 hours



  • 1 large pork butt 10-to-12-pound boneless pork shoulder or butt
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 ½ tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • ½ teaspoon of paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 ½ onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 2 servings LonoLife Beef Bone Broth
  • ¾ cup barbecue sauce
  • ½ medium green cabbage, outer leaves removed
  • ½ small purple cabbage, outer leaves removed
  • 3 carrots peeled and shredded
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 package King's Hawaiian sweet slider buns
  • salt and pepper to taste


1) Rinse and dry your pork butt or shoulder.

2) In a small bowl, add 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 ½ tablespoon chili powder, 1 ½ tablespoon salt, 1 teaspoon of cumin, ½ teaspoon of paprika, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, and stir together.

3) Rub spice mixture on all sides of your pork until it is evenly coated with rub.

4) Slice 1 ½ onions into thin strips and place in an instant pot with 6 whole garlic cloves to make a bottom layer for the pork to sit on. Add in pork, 1 ½ cups of water, and 2 packets of LonoLife Beef Bone Broth.

5) Pressure cook for 1 ½ hours or slow cook pork for 6 - 8 hours.

6) Take the pork out of the instant pot either straining the remaining liquid or simply picking the pork pieces out with tongs.

7) Place pork in a large bowl then stir in ¾ cups barbecue sauce and salt and pepper to taste until all the pork is evenly coated.

8) For the coleslaw, cut 1/2 medium green cabbage and ½ small purple cabbage into thinly sliced stripes. Then shred 3 carrots and add to a large bowl.

9) In a small bowl, combine ¾ cup mayo, 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, and 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard. Then pour in the cabbage mixture and combine until evenly coated. Add salt and pepper to taste.

10) Cut the skin off the pineapple and slice into 9 ½ inch thick horizontal disc. Optional: char pineapple discs.

11) Toast Hawaiian rolls for about 5 minutes in the oven.

12) Layer on pulled pork, coleslaw, and pineapple to make your sliders and enjoy!

Recipe by: Olivia H.

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