Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Apple Cider Pulled Pork


If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen my carnage post about two weeks ago. Well here you have it carnage at its fullest potential. I give you Apple Cider Pulled Pork. Yea baby every carnivores dream! Now I have made pulled pork quiet a few times a bunch of different ways but this right here just may be my favorite!



I always thought; I can't make good bbq! How could I?  I don't have a smoker! Well honestly for this particular recipe you would never need a smoker. All you need is a dutch oven or slow cooker. Perfect for Fall this dish is a sure crowd pleaser. Perfect tender shredded pork with the sweetness of apples, onion , garlic and apple cider. Now I highly recommend serving it on brioche buns topped with coleslaw.
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Ingredients

For the rub:
1/2 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoons 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)

1 medium onion, peeled and sliced

2 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled

2 medium granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced

2 cups apple cider (the real stuff)

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

optional, 1/2 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce (I used Sweet Baby Rays)

sandwich buns (I used brioche)

coleslaw for serving, such as this recipe


Directions
Heat the oven to 325 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine all the dry spices. Now for this next step I always wear latex gloves, just my preference. Take the rub mixture and massage it into the meat aka the butt. 

Heat the canola oil over medium high heat. Brown the pork butt on all sides. Remove the pork and add your onion, garlic and apples. Saute for 3 to 5 minutes. Now add the cider, vinegar, and bbq sauce.

Cover and place in the oven for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, Begin checking for doneness after about 2 hours. When done, the pork will easily pull apart from itself with a fork. Remove the meat and place onto a flat surface.

Place the dutch oven on the stove top and heat to boiling to thicken. While the sauce boils, pull the pork into shreds using two forks. Be sure to remove the pieces of fat. Return the shredded pork to the sauce and cook for an additional 15 minutes.

Serve pulled pork piled high on the sandwich buns or all alone.  Top with some of this coleslaw if you'd like. It's amazing!
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16 comments :

  1. Drooling over this, love the flavors!!!

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  2. Rina, I am with Matt, its only AM and the sandwich looks yummy!!!

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  3. Looks amazing, and so perfect for fall!!! Pinned and tweeted. :)

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  4. This is so worth all the calories!! It looks soooo good!

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  5. I love pulled pork, your recipe sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday this weekend. Will pin/share this weekend.

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  6. Looks delicious!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  7. Love this recipe- I've been looking for one with similar ingredients. Found you on Foodie Fridays and started following on Pinterest.

    Erin
    http://theeveryday-mom.blogspot.com/

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  8. I am so drooling right now! I love pulled pork this time of year and I am definitely going to Pin this one!

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  9. Oh this looks great,. Pinned!

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  10. This would be a great day for this delicious pulled pork. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  11. Seriously this is the 3rd post of yours I've seen and they all look amazing!! Well done! I can't wait to try this!

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  12. This sounds divine, thanks for posting this.

    Simon

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  13. I love this idea! I shall try them some time...soon, I hope.

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