Instant Pot Cuban Sliders

When you want a change from the ordinary hamburger slider, try these Instant Pot Cuban Sliders, sure to be a game day winner. All the flavor of a great Cuban including fall off the bone pork shoulder, ham, swiss cheese, pickles, mustard, on a Pepperidge Farm® soft slider bun.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Cuban
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Author Quinn Caudill


  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 tbsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground pepper
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 2-3 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut into 2 to 3 pieces

For Sliders

  • 1 (15 oz.) package Pepperidge Farm Slider Buns.
  • 6 oz. thinly sliced deli ham
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup dill pickle chips (24)
  • 4 tbsp. yellow mustard


  1. First, make the marinade by combing first 10 ingredients through cilantro in a food processor. Pulse until the onion is minced.

  2. Place the marinade and pork into a large ziplock bag; Toss to coat. (Optional: marinate in refrigerate for 4-12 hours to marinate, but this isn’t necessary)

  3. Place pork and marinade into the insert of your instant Pot
  4. Close lid and set for 40 minutes at high pressure.

  5. After the 55 minutes are up, press keep warm / cancel and allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes then use quick release method to finish venting.
  6. Remove pork to a bowl with about 1 cup of the cooking liquid. Keep warm or refrigerate before assembling sliders.

For Sliders:

  1. Preheat broiler to low.
  2. Separate top and bottom of slider buns and place on baking sheet.
  3. Spread mustard on bottom bun then layer with pickles, pork, ham, Swiss cheese and top bun.
  4. Place sliders on the middle rack and broil for 3 minutes or until cheese is melted and buns are browned.

Recipe Notes

-Chef Notes. If you do not have an Instant pot you can combine all pork ingredients in a slow cooker and cook for 6 hours on low.

-You can also substitute deli shredded pulled pork.

-First published by Quinn Caudill for ©2018