Pork Belly Adobo Sliders, Anyone?

Well…here I am!  Back in the cooking game after our 6th move in August.  I will not go into much details …but, I am pretty sure this is THE ONE!

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Of course, in my new little kitchen, the first meal I made (by request from our teen) was Pork Sinigang (Filipino sour soup or stew).  A staple in any Filipino home, and quite the favorite for many–young and old.  Thus, on the topic of Filipino food, comes the wondrous Pork Adobo

Often served over a plate of steaming white rice, this humble dish will truly surprise you with the richness of its flavors.  Today, however, I wanted to change it up a bit.

As I am a strong supporter of small, local businesses, I was excited to use these slider buns I purchased from our local bakery in town.  The minute I spotted them, I knew EXACTLY what I was going to use them for!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 package slider buns, sliced in halves
  • 1 pork belly adobo recipe (CLICK HERE)
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, sliced
  • 1-2 cups mozzarella cheese, for topping (optional)

Utilities:

  • Large baking pan to fit 8 slider buns
  • Pastry brush
  • Bread knife
  • egg slicer
  • Crock pot to cook the adobo
  • Slotted spoon to strain the fat

Mise en Place (Everything in its place):

In a Nutshell:

Preheat oven to 350°

  1. After placing everything in its place, start off by slicing the slider buns in half (if they did not already come sliced), as well as, peeling and cutting the hard-boiled eggs.  Set them aside.
  2. Then take the large baking pan and brush the bottom, ever so slightly, with some of the fat from the crockpot adobo.
  3. Next, place the bottom-half of the slider buns into the large pan.
  4. Take the slotted spoon (this also skims the fat), and scoop a generous portion onto the slider buns.  You can add-in, but totally optional, a heaping portion of mozzarella cheese on top.  Then add-in two slices of hard-boiled eggs on top of the cheese.
  5. Before placing the top half of the slider buns, drizzle some adobo fat on top of the hard-boiled eggs, as well as, brush the inside of the buns with the fat, as well.  This just helps to keep the eggs and buns from drying out whilst in the oven.
  6. Lastly, brush the top portion of the slider buns before placing them in the oven.  Bake for about 10 minutes or just until the mozzarella cheese are slightly melted.

Best served warm…ENJOY!

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