Lela's tropical twist: Pineapple Pork Sliders

Lela serves up a tropical twist for game day sliders.

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Looking for a way to kick up your Super Bowl grub up a notch or two?

Lela's Executive Sous Chef Javier Perez offers up a delicious tropical twist for BBQ pork sliders.

Pineapple-BBQ Pulled Pork Slider


- 1 Pork Shoulder

- 4 Cups Pineapple Juice

- 5 Cups Ketchup

- 1 Cup Worcestershire

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- 1 Cup Tomato Paste

- 1 Cup Honey

- 2 TB Onion Powder

- 2 TB Smoke Paprika

- 2 TB Dry Mustard

- 2 TB Garlic Powder

- 6 TB Brown Sugar


1. Combine all ingredients except Pork Shoulder in a 16-qt pot on medium-heat. Whisk all ingredients together until smooth.

2. Add in whole Pork Shoulder and braise for 3 hours or until bone releases freely.

3. Once Pork pulls apart, shred onto small slider buns with a slice of pickle and enjoy!

Lela is located at 5601 W. 78th Street, Minneapolis, on the northwest corner of I-494 and Highway 100, Lela features 206 seats in the dining room, bar, and private dining areas, with additional patio seating outdoors. Lela is open for weekday breakfast 6 a.m.-11 a.m. weekend brunch 7 a.m.,-11 a.m., lunch Monday - Sunday, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., and dinner Sunday - Thursday, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. and Friday – Saturday, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Reservations are available on OpenTable. For more information, visit www.lelarestaurant.com or call (952) 656-5980.