I received two new different barbecue sauces from President’s Choice to review. We had them on sliders. We found the Maple Bacon Barbecue Sauce was pretty good. Pretty… traditional. I would give it three out of five wooden spoons, especially at just $1.99 a bottle.
The Molasses, Brown Sugar & Bourbon Barbecue Sauce on the other hand, was downright too sweet and unpleasant with the slider. I wondered if it was an issue with the product or how we were using it. May the product testing begin!
Slow Cooked Pulled Pork Sliders
I wanted to make a crockpot of pulled pork so I bought two pork tenderloins. Love that they were on sale!
I trimmed the meat and cut it into large-ish pieces so it would fit in the crockpot.
I greased the crockpot, lined it with a ton of thinly sliced onions and slathered the meat with the Molasses, Brown Sugar & Bourbon Barbecue Sauce.
I topped the onions with the pork loin, put on the lid and slow cooked on low for five hours.
The meat absolutely fell apart in the most lovely way and man, it was damn hot! A lot of the sauce ended up on the bottom of the crockpot.
I wanted my sliders saucy! I moved the meat and the onions to a pot on the stove. Then I added some of the juices from the crockpot, as well as more of the jarred barbecue sauce. As the pot heated up, I used forks to break down the meat and then got the slider buns ready.
I am so happy to say that this sauce in this dish totally rocked! Absolutely tasty, here the sweetness was more-than-just-pleasant. These were the best pork sliders I have ever had.
I noticed later that both bottles of sauce had a pig and a chicken on it which I gather is a visual indicator for which protein to use it on. I absolutely missed it, even when I was making the pulled pork, even as I took photos of the bottles! I will know for next time though.
The Maple Bacon Barbecue Sauce tasted just fine on the beef burger so I am not sure how much I agree with the labeling system. All I know is that the Molasses, Brown Sugar & Bourbon Barbecue Sauce tasted absolutely delicious with pulled pork. It was definitely too sweet for the beef.
Used with pork and only $1.99 a bottle, I give this product four and a half out of five wooden spoons.