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Sweet & Tangy Pulled Pork Recipe
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Sweet & Tangy Pulled Pork Recipe

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The slow cooker makes these super sandwiches a snap to put together on a busy weeknight. You’d think I'd slaved over them all day! I like to serve them with a side of creamy coleslaw or corn on the cob. If you don't have soy sauce, you can use 1/4 cup of broth instead. —Megan Klimkewicz, Kaiser, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1 jar (18 ounces) apricot preserves
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • Hamburger buns, split, optional

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup (calculated without buns) equals 296 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 248 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.

Directions

  1. Cut pork roast in half; place in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Combine the preserves, onion, soy sauce and mustard; pour over roast. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove meat; cool slightly. Skim fat from cooking juices. Shred pork with two forks and return to slow cooker; heat through. Serve on buns, if desired. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Sweet & Tangy Pulled Pork in Taste of Home August/September 2011, p69

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup (calculated without buns) equals 296 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 248 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.

Blush Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a blush wine such as White Zinfandel or a Rosé.

Reviews for Sweet & Tangy Pulled Pork

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Reviewed Mar. 25, 2014

I like what I see

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2012

Didn't have onions and it still turned out delicious. The meat was super tender, sweet and flavorful by itself. We topped sandwiches with a little BBQ sauce and they were excellent. I didn't measure, but did about half vegetable broth that was leftover in the fridge and half soy sauce then a spoonful of some mustard.

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Reviewed Sep. 15, 2011

I made this tonight for dinner and WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT! It was easy enough to prepare, but it was so blah and had hardly any flavor. I thought we could eat it for two nights in a row, but my husband said he's not eating the leftovers. We won't be having this meal again!

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Reviewed Jul. 26, 2011

I used a pork tenderloin and the meat had a nice flavor. This won't replace the BBQ pulled pork I usually make, but maybe for an occasional change of pace...

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2011

This pork was easy to make and turned out moist. It was pretty blah, didn't have any flavor and was definitely not sweet and tangy. Just tasted like plain pork. I will not be making this recipe again.

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