Gotta admit, pulled pork usually isn't my thing. Tim is a huge fan of it. I usually save making it for times when my son isn't home and I can toss something else together for myself. I saw this recipe from I Thee Cook on Pinterest and thought that he'd enjoy it. I did take some liberties- minced dried onions and jarred garlic. I started the roast on the stove, and then moved it to the slowcooker. When I got home from running errands and got a whiff of how amazing the house smelled, my alternate lunch got scrapped!
Leftovers were even better the next day. Thank you so much Rina for making a pulled pork convert out of me! :)
* Exported from MasterCook *
Apple Cider Pulled Pork
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
For the meat:
1 tablespoon canola oil
5 pounds pork shoulder -- (butt)
3T minced dried onion
2t jarred minced garlic
2 medium granny smith apples -- peeled, cored, and sliced
2 cups apple cider
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce -I used Sweet Baby Rays
Combine brown sugar, onion powder, paprika, garlic powder, kosher salt, cayenne and black pepper in a small bowl. Rub on all sides of pork.
Heat oil in a medium skillet. Place pork in fat side down. Brown well, and repeat on the other sides. Place in slow cooker. Add minced dried onion, garlic, apple slices, cider, cider vinegar and bbq sauce. Cook on low for 8 hours. Shred meat with two forks and serve on rolls.
Adapted from "http://www.itheecook.com/2014/10/apple-cider-pulled-pork.html"
Linked to The Weekend Potluck #197