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 tbsp 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
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He's was looking longingly at this recipe before settling beside me asleep, occasionally giving me the side eye.