First, prepare pulled pork according to instructions (see recipe notes). If it's already prepared, just heat it up quickly after you make the slaw and are finishing the buns.
To prepare the slaw, add all of the coleslaw ingredients to a high powered blender. Process until smooth and creamy.
Place the coleslaw mix in a bowl and add the creamy sauce. Toss to mix well. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper as desired. Cover and refrigerate.
Next, prepare the plantain buns. Start by cutting the ends off the plantains and then scoring the peels lengthwise with a knife. Removing the peels. Slice plantains into 1 to 1-1/2 inch pieces (each plantain should make 5-6 pieces).
Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add in 1/4 cup of avocado oil to cover the pan.
When the pan is hot, add in the plantain pieces, cut side down. You may need to cook in batches, so just fill the pan. Cook plantains on one side for approximately 2 minutes, until browned on one side. Flip plantains to cook on the other side for 2 more minutes. Remove and place on a paper towel lined plate. Repeat with remaining plantain pieces.
Allow plantain pieces to cool for a minute until you are able to handle them. Place a plantain piece between two pieces of parchment paper. Place the bottom of a plate or other flat object over the top piece of parchment paper and press down to flatten the plantain. Carefully remove the smashed plantain from the parchment paper and set aside. Repeat for remaining plantain pieces.
Heat the skillet again over medium and add in more avocado oil if necessary to cover the pan. Cook flattened pieces 1-2 minutes per side, until browned and crispy but not burnt. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and sprinkle with salt.
Now, make the jibarito sliders by using the plantain pieces as a bun. Start with one piece of fried plantain as a base, add some pulled pork, top with some slaw and any other optional toppings. Top with another piece of fried plantain to complete the bun. Enjoy!
We love pulled pork for this recipe but you could also use another shredded meat. Below are some recipes that would work for the meat filling for this Jibarito recipe: