Perfect for entertaining, these grab-and-go sliders star tender carnitas topped with a creamy tomatillo-avocado sauce sandwiched between pillowy homemade rolls.

December 2021 / January 2022


Credit: Photo by Eva Kolenko / Food Styling by Carrie Purcell / Prop Styling by Jillian Knox

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10 mins
20 sliders


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Process tomatillos, avocado, cilantro, onion, garlic, 2 chiles, and salt in a blender until smooth, about 1 minute. Taste and, if desired, add 1 or 2 additional chiles, processing to incorporate. Add 1/4 cup water, and process until mixture is slightly loosened but thick enough to dollop, adding remaining water as needed to reach desired consistency. Taste sauce, and season with additional salt, if desired.

  • Split each roll horizontally. Spoon about 1 tablespoon sauce onto bottom of each roll, spreading evenly. Top each with a scant 3 tablespoons carnitas, and finish with a little more sauce, if desired. Cover with tops of rolls. Serve with remaining sauce on the side.

Make Ahead

Avocado-tomatillo sauce can be made up to 1 day ahead and stored in an airtight container in refrigerator.

Suggested Pairing

Belgian-style golden ale: Allagash Confluence Ale