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The Best Air Fryer BBQ Pork Tenderloin Sliders

  • Author: Lori
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: sliders, sandwiches, main dishes, pork, air fryer, bbq
  • Method: air fryer
  • Cuisine: sliders, sandwiches, main dishes, pork, air fryer, bbq

BBQ-seasoned pork tenderloin, braided and air-fried to perfection for the most amazing sliders – thinly sliced BBQ pork tenderloin atop brioche buns, fresh slaw, honey mustard, and pickles.

BBQ-seasoned pork tenderloin, braided and air-fried to perfection for the most amazing sliders - thinly sliced BBQ pork tenderloin atop brioche buns, fresh slaw, honey mustard, and pickles. The Best Air Fryer BBQ Pork Tenderloin Sliders, air fried pork tenderloin, braided pork tenderloin, braided pork loin, bbq pork tenderloin, air fryer sliders, football foods, game day foods
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Ingredients

  • 2 Swift Meats Pork Tenderloin, silver skin removed
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive oil, divided
  • 3 Tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/41/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 4 Tablespoons BBQ sauce
  • 34 cups Coleslaw mix
  • Red onion slices
  • Bread and butter pickles
  • Honey Mustard Dressing
  • Brioche Slider buns

Instructions

  1. In a bowl whisk together the light brown sugar, smoked paprika, oregano, garlic powder, mustard powder, black pepper, salt, onion powder, and cayenne. Set aside.
  2. On a cutting board, pat the pork loins dry. Taking a sharp knife, cut each pork loin in 3 strips but DO NOT cut all the way to the end. Leave one end fully intact (leave about 1” intact).
  3. Once they are split, sprinkle each slice liberally with the seasoning mix. Flip the meat over and season the other side. You may have some seasoning left over, but that’s ok! Allow the meat to rest for about 20 minutes as you want the seasoning to melt into the meat.
  4. When it’s time to air fry, preheat the air fryer to 400F. When it’s at temperature, lightly spray the bottom of the air fryer and carefully put the braid into the basket. My air fryer fits one braid each. Do not overcrowd. Drizzle about 1/2 of the olive oil over top each braid and sprinkle a little more seasoning on top. Set the timer for 16 minutes (if yours is bigger you may need 19 minutes).
  5. Halfway through, carefully flip. At 16 minutes, open up the air fryer, flip again, and brush half of the BBQ sauce on each pork loin. Pop it back into the air fryer for 2-3 more minutes or until the internal temperature reads 145F.
  6. Remove from the air fryer and plate. Allow to cool for about 5-10 minutes before carving.
  7. To each bun add some slaw mix followed by 1-2 teaspoons of honey mustard. Next add some red onion, carved pork tenderloin, bread and butter pickles, and more honey mustard. Enjoy!
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