These apple cider pulled pork sliders are everything you need for your next fall party! A mix of dry apple cider, warming spices, fresh apple, these sliders are the perfect party or for game day!
Thank you to Portland Cider Company for providing me with the product for this post. As always, all my opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make THCK possible!
I think I'm going to keep this post short and sweet, because to be honest, my brain is beyond functioning correctly and I am severely deprived of sleep!
I keep doing that thing, where I go into the kitchen for something, and completely forget why I'm in there. Or leave my beer on a table, only to have forgotten where I've put it.
It's definitely sleep deprivation!
Due to a certain little golden fluffball nugget that joined our family last week!
But in all seriousness, sleep deprived and all, we would not change it for the world! Archie has made immense progress in the last week. He's settled down so well, is learning new tricks and commands (he can sit, come and lay down...proud parent moment), is attempting to learn how to walk on his lead, and is pretty much getting the hang of crate and toilet training.
This little doggo has completely changed our lives, but 100% for the better!
Now, I don't want all my posts to be about Archie, but right now, I can't help feeling just really happy and proud to be his dog mum! Ha ha, it's started already!
Moving on to these apple cider pulled pork sliders!
OMG these are, like, so good. You won't believe it.
I'm actually rather proud of myself branching out and trying something new! I realised I rarely post main meals especially meat meals. While I eat meat at home, I still have this fear or photographing meat. It can be so difficult!
But I'm branching out and doing something different! And it feels good!
A while back I was given some product off Portland Cider, a Portland based cider company and have developed a couple of recipes for them (here & here)! This is the first time I've done a savoury recipe and I'm so happy about how it turned out!
The base for this recipe is a 2lb pork shoulder, slow cooked in Portland ciders dry cider, a bunch of different spices, and some fresh apples and orange juice for extra flavour!
To add to the flavour of this recipe, the leftover juice is then whipped up into a thick and creamy gravy which is absolutely mouth-watering!
Complete the whole kaboodle with a soft Hawaiian roll, and a crunchy coleslaw.
Easy and flavourful, this recipe is perfect for a cozy week night meal, or your next game day get together!
Georgie x x
Apple Cider Pulled Pork Sliders
- 2-2.3 lbs pork shoulder bone in
- 15 whole cloves
- 2 star anise
- 5 cardamom pods lightly crushed
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 8 whole peppercorns
- 12 fl oz dry cider
- 2 tablespoon orange juice fresh squeezed
- 2 orange slices
- 1 green apple sliced
- 1 brown onion diced
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1.5 cups pork juices
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 tablespoon butter
- purple cabbage finely sliced
- green apple cut into matchsticks
- ¼ cup fresh fennel finely sliced
- 12 Hawaiian rolls
- Place pork, cider, brown sugar, spices, orange, apple, sugar and onion into a slow cooker.
- Cook high for 4 hours, or low for 8 hours (note 1).
- Once cooked, remove pork shoulder and shred using two forks.
- Place butter in a saucepan or skillet and melt
- Add flour to the butter and mix to a paste (roux)
- Add the pork juices
- Stir over medium to high heat, until thickened and lumps have gone.
- Mix the pork with the gravy, season to taste
Afraid you'll miss a post? Subscribe today and receive updates on new posts, and bonus recipes and information! Follow along on instagram, facebook for food inspo and adventures, or see what I'm loving on pinterest!
He's was looking longingly at this recipe before settling beside me asleep, occasionally giving me the side eye.
I love how dogs bring so much joy to our lives, that we overlook all these little things that could stress us so much otherwise! Archie is such a darling :). I am a vegetarian, but I do cook with chicken and meats occasionally. This recipe sounds wonderful with so many amazing and yummy flavors..The best for me is the orange! Can imagine how delicious those sliders are!
Thanks Deepika! Archie is certainly keeping us very busy but he is just the best thing for our lifestyle and our wellbeing! This recipe is fantastic, the flavours mesh so well together!
First of all, congratulations on the puppy. He is freaking adorable!
Second, how cool you are from Portland, too! I love the PNW, we've been here almost 3 years (I think).
Third, I feel compelled to tell you my maiden name was Georgi. I'm guessing that means we're best friends now.
Forth, and most importantly, your recipe sounds so damn mouthwatering! I love pulled pork sandwiches so I'm def pinning this for later!
Thanks Christina for all your kind words! Archie is a little sweetie, he can be a devil but mostly cute! Do you live in portland too? I love portland, it's such an amazing place, great for outdoors activity! I don't think I've ever met someone with a maidan name the same as mine, it's awesome! thanks for stopping by THCK 🙂
Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen says
Archie's face kills me! He is so sweet :). Isn't it amazing how they can turn our lives completely upside-down and we don't even care? Dogs are just the best! I LOVE the sound of these sliders. They sound perfect for a fall party!
ha ha I never knew just how much time he would take up! I love him but I did have a meltdown the other day because I was SO tired!! he is the sweetest little thing and is really starting to learn! wouldn't it be awesome if archie and cookie could have a play date!
Katherine | Love In My Oven says
Oh man! Puppy sleep deprivation sounds awfully similar to new baby sleep deprivation. I remember giving my toddler chicken stock instead of juice once because I was so out of it haha. These sliders would have pulled me out of my funk!! YUM! Perfect for fall!!
ha ha ha oh my gosh that is gold! I've heard so many stories of mums doing weird things because of sleep deprivation, mines not that bad though! everyone keeps telling me that a puppy is good practice for a baby! but I feel like eventually a baby will start talking back and a dog won't! thanks Katherine! enjoy your weekend 🙂