Sometimes making a food connection takes a strange route. I love won ton soup, especially the actual won tons. Won tons are Chinese dumplings, usually filled with ground pork, minced vegetables and spices. I also love sliders, those miniature sandwiches that are so popular these days. I wanted to put the flavors of won tons into a bite-sized sandwich from the grill.
My kids and friends loved these sliders when I served them at a recent dinner party. There wasn’t a single speck left at the end of the night.
This is a crowd-sized recipe – perfect for a party! If you have trouble finding slider buns, Hawaiian rolls work just as well. You could also serve them in mini pita breads.
Adjust the Sriracha to your liking – add more if you are a fan of heat.
Asian Inspired Pork Sliders
Asian Pork Sliders - a party sized recipe that is a crowd pleaser !
- 2 pounds finely ground lean pork
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup finely shredded carrots
- 1/2 cup finely chopped chives
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon pure sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon finely ground Sichuan peppercorns
- 1 cup hoisin sauce
- 1 cup good quality mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup sriracha sauce
- 2 red peppers seeded and thinly sliced
- 1 large cucumber thinly sliced
- 16 slider buns
- Preheat the grill to medium high. Oil the grill generously.
- In a medium bowl, combine the pork, breadcrumbs, carrots, chives, garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger and peppercorns. Mix until just combined. Do not over-mix the pork.
- Using a 2-ounce ice cream scoop, portion out 16-18 balls of pork mixture onto a tray lined with foil or parchment paper.
- Using your hands form each ball into a patty.
- Grill each patty for 3-4 minutes per side until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
- Glaze each patty with hoisin sauce. Remove the patties from the grill.
- Mix the mayonnaise with the sriracha sauce.
- Top each slider with sriracha mayonnaise, thinly sliced red peppers and cucumbers.