Your whole crowd is going to love these Cuban Pork Belly Sliders! The classic flavor of a Cuban sandwich in a convenient, fun little slider, then elevated with crispy bites of fried pork belly and a healthy dose of garlic butter.
Place the pork belly pieces on a cutting board. Use a small knife to make shallow criss-cross cuts on each piece. Rub the strips with baking soda, then cut into 1-inch pieces and place in a medium skillet.
Add the water and salt. Cook over medium-low heat until the water evaporates, about 40-45 minutes.
When all the water has evaporated, increase the heat to medium and cook for 15-20 minutes, flipping once, until golden and crispy. Remove from the skillet with tongs and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
Preheat oven to 350º. Place bottom half of slider buns on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
In a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, mustard, and garlic powder and season with salt. Spread on bottom half of buns, then top with 6 slices of cheese, ham, salami, 12 pickles, drained pork belly pieces, and remaining cheese.
Place melted butter and minced garlic in a small bowl and mix together.
Place top half of slider buns on, then brush with garlic butter. Bake 10-15 minutes until buns are crispy and golden and cheese is melted.
Remove from oven and place remaining 12 pickles on top, skewering them with cocktail skewers.
Amount Per Serving
Calories627kcalCalories from fat 433
% Daily Value
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: