Saturday, June 13, 2020

Apple Cider Pulled Pork Sliders with Pomegranate Bourbon BBQ Sauce

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I’ve been craving pulled pork for weeks as well as finally got about to making it. Honestly, what’sec better? It’s 1 of my favorite foods, hands down. I honey it inward chili, by itself, on sandwiches, amongst BBQ sauce, without BBQ sauce, on grilled cheese, in breakfast hashes, y'all name it. This version is made inward the wearisome cooker (yay!) in addition to requires basically no cooking except for simmering the BBQ sauce for ten minutes.


I love the combination of apple tree in addition to pork, so I cooked the pork shoulder inwards apple cider too a picayune apple tree cider vinegar. I wanted to accept the fall subject fifty-fifty further, so I made a pomegranate BOURBON barbecue sauce. It’second pretty wonderful.

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These sliders are perfect for entertaining this fall. You can make the pork ahead of fourth dimension, or take it inwards the ho-hum cooker all twenty-four hours, and then it’second prepare when your guests arrive.


You can also brand them into total sized sandwiches of class, I just love how cute the sliders are!
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Making your ain barbecue sauce has to live 1 of the easiest things to do as well as it’second SO much meliorate than store-bought, inward my persuasion. Store-bought sauces are unremarkably loaded with saccharide together with weird ingredients. This fashion, you lot know just what is going into your sauce, as well as it’second so much fresher in addition to more flavorful! You’re going to dear this i.


The sweet of the pomegranate mixed alongside the smokiness together with bourbon flavour is soooo good. It would live corking alongside pulled chicken besides!
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Don’t let the long element list for the barbecue sauce scare yous. It contains ingredients you probable already accept inward your fridge in addition to pantry, with the exception of 1 constituent. Pomegranate molasses. If you lot’ve never heard of it, it’second typically used in Middle Eastern cooking, and it is basically only pomegranate juice reduced into a thick, sweetness syrup. Look for it in the international aisle of your grocery shop. It’sec perfect for sweetening sauces, baked goods, marinades, too dressings. I LOVE it inward this barbecue sauce.






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Apple Cider Pulled Pork Sliders with Pomegranate Bourbon BBQ Sauce






Course

Main, Pork, Sandwich





Prep Time 20 minutes


Cook Time four hours


Total Time 4 hours twenty minutes




Author Molly (Spices in My deoxyribonucleic acid)




Ingredients





  • For the PULLED PORK:


  • 1
    3-iv lb. pork shoulder


  • one
    cup
    apple tree cider


  • ii
    tablespoons
    apple cider vinegar


  • salt too pepper


  • slider buns for serving


  • apple tree slices for serving


  • pomegranate seeds for serving


  • For the POMEGRANATE BOURBON BBQ SAUCE:


  • i
    loving cup
    ketchup


  • 1/two
    cup
    bourbon


  • i/4
    cup
    pomegranate juice


  • three
    tablespoons
    apple cider vinegar


  • 2
    tablespoons
    worcestershire sauce


  • ane
    tablespoon
    soy sauce


  • ane/iv
    loving cup
    pomegranate molasses


  • i
    tablespoon
    dijon mustard


  • ane
    teaspoon
    liquid smoke


  • one
    teaspoon
    onion pulverisation


  • i
    teaspoon
    garlic pulverization


  • pinch
    of crimson pepper flakes


  • 1/iv
    teaspoon
    pepper





Instructions





  1. Preheat a big skillet to medium high oestrus. Rinse the pork shoulder and pat dry out alongside newspaper towels. Season liberally amongst table salt in addition to pepper. Sear on all sides until gold, a few minutes on each side.



  2. Place pork in deadening cooker together with add together apple cider and apple tree cider vinegar. Cook on high for four-5 hours, or on depression for 8-x.



  3. While pork is cooking, brand the barbecue sauce. In a medium saucepan combine ketchup, bourbon, pomegranate juice, apple tree cider vinegar, worcestershire, soy sauce, pomegranate molasses, dijon, liquid smoke, onion pulverisation, garlic pulverisation, scarlet pepper flakes, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then cut down to medium too simmer for ten minutes. Set aside until fix to serve the pork.



  4. Once pork is finished, take from crockpot as well as shred amongst 2 forks. I similar to add a few spoonfuls of the cooking juices dorsum to the pork for extra moisture.



  5. Add as much barbecue sauce equally you like as well as toss to combine. Serve on slider buns and meridian with sliced apples, pomegranate seeds, together with extra barbecue sauce if desired.







 
barbecue sauce adapted from hither.



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