Apple Cider Pulled Pork Recipe

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Apple Cider Pulled Pork Recipe
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Apple Cider Pulled Pork Recipe

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For potlucks and tailgates, we slow-cook pork with cider, onions and spices. These tangy sliders and sweet potato fries make a winning barbecue plate. —Rachel Lewis, Danville, Virginia
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8-1/4 hours
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8-1/4 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups apple cider or juice
  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 24 mini buns, warmed
  • Additional apple slices, optional

Directions

Mix first five ingredients. Place apples, onion, celery and cider in a 5-qt. slow cooker; top with roast. Sprinkle roast with seasoning mixture. Cook, covered, on low until tender, 8-10 hours.
Remove roast; shred with two forks. Skim fat from cooking juices. Mix cornstarch and water; stir into cooking juices. Cook, covered, on high until thickened, 10-15 minutes. Stir in pork; serve on buns. If desired, top with apple slices.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled meat mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth or water if necessary.
Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Apple Cider Pulled Pork in Simple & Delicious October/November 2016

Nutritional Facts

2 sliders: 375 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 563mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.

  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups apple cider or juice
  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 24 mini buns, warmed
  • Additional apple slices, optional
  1. Mix first five ingredients. Place apples, onion, celery and cider in a 5-qt. slow cooker; top with roast. Sprinkle roast with seasoning mixture. Cook, covered, on low until tender, 8-10 hours.
  2. Remove roast; shred with two forks. Skim fat from cooking juices. Mix cornstarch and water; stir into cooking juices. Cook, covered, on high until thickened, 10-15 minutes. Stir in pork; serve on buns. If desired, top with apple slices.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled meat mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth or water if necessary.
    Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Apple Cider Pulled Pork in Simple & Delicious October/November 2016

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DianeC23 User ID: 141506 263389
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2017

"I followed the recipe and used a 3.5 lb. pork roast, but the liquid was too much. When it was thickened, it made the pulled pork a bit on the slimy side. We ate it, but won't be making it again. It was also bland, as other reviewers stated."

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AmandaRull User ID: 1036706 257695
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2016

"We enjoyed this recipe. We even tried the apples on top and it was surprisingly good."

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bicktasw User ID: 4201818 256450
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2016

"What a wonderful recipe! The apples and cider gave the pork a slightly sweet taste, which my husband and I both really liked!! It went well with the bottled BBQ sauce we like (Sweet Bbay Ray's Hickory Smoked). I used ingredients I had on hand, so I used smoked paprika instead of "regular" paprika and I used 1 Gala apple and 1 Cortland apple instead of 2 Granny Smith. I will certainly be making this again!"

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AllisonO User ID: 7446023 256322
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2016

"A fantastic way to prepare juicy, well-seasoned pork! The seasoning blend provided a subtle spicy (not hot) contrast to the sweetness of the juice. This definitely makes enough for a crowd. This may just be my new go-to pork roast recipe!"

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TeresaWitt User ID: 4117537 255500
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2016

"This was very bland and boring!"

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