Root Beer Sliders and Kale Chips

Patrick Meyer

By
@patrickmeyer

I made this on Studio 62! Everyone on set devoured these!


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Serves:

12

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

9 Hr

Method:

Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The pork is cooked to tender perfection with a slight smokiness and sweet balance. The root beer reduction and BBQ sauce is perfect on top of the tender pork. The kale chips are crispy with a smokey/sweet flavor. I can't wait to make these again!

Ingredients

ROOT BEER SLIDERS

2 lb
pork tenderloin, halved
1 can(s)
root beer
2 Tbsp
liquid smoke
1 Tbsp
seasoned salt

ROOT BEER BBQ SAUCE

3 can(s)
root beer
1/4 c
sugar
1 bottle
store-bought bbq sauce

KALE CHIPS

1 bunch
kale, chopped into large bite-size pieces
canola oil cooking spray
2 tsp
paprika
1 tsp
smoked paprika
1 tsp
garlic salt
2 tsp
light brown sugar
1 tsp
chili powder
1/4 tsp
mustard powder
1 tsp
kosher salt

SERVING

24
slider buns
24
dill pickle slices
24
toothpicks

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place the pork tenderloin in the bottom of a slow cooker and sprinkle with the seasoning salt. Pour the root beer and liquid smoke over the top. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.
2
Put 3 cans of root beer and sugar in a pot and cook over high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium and cook until the consistency is syrupy. Stir the desired amount of root beer reduction into the BBQ Sauce. Set aside.
3
For the kale: Mix all of the spices together. Preheat oven to 275 F. Spread kale evenly over a parchment lined baking sheet. Spray kale with cooking spray. Bake for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with BBQ Seasoning. Set Aside.
4
Remove pork from slow cooker. Shred and toss with desired amount of BBQ sauce. Serve on slider buns with pickles and extra sauce. Pierce each sandwich with a toothpick. Serve with "chips".

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes, Pork, Roasts
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy