Slow Cooker Shredded Apricot Pork Sandwiches2022-02-23
- Yield: 10
- Servings: 10-12
- Prep Time: 10m
- Cook Time: 9:00 h
- Ready In: 9:10 h
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Saturated Fat1.4 g
Trans Fat2.2 g
Unsaturated Fat0.8 g
Slow cooker shredded apricot pork sandwiches. Low-effort, slow cooker apricot pork cooked for hours for a juicy, tender meal. This recipe is great for busy weekdays and easy weekend dinners.
Shredded apricot pork sandwiches are surprisingly simple to make and pack a flavorful punch.
The slow cooker is the perfect appliance for this dish because the meat can cook for hours without drying out, and the sauce reduces into a thick, rich sauce that’s perfect for slathering over sandwiches or eating with a fork.
Slow Cooker Shredded Apricot Pork Sandwiches
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- 2 medium yellow onions, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 cup (250 ml) apricot preserves
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 4 pounds (2 kg) boneless pork top loin roast,trimmed of fat
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) cold water
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
In a small mixing bowl, combine sliced onions, apricot preserves, brown sugar, barbecue sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and red pepper flakes. Mix well.
Place pork roast in the slow cooker. Pour apricot mixture over roast.
Cover slow cooker and cook on low-heat setting for 8-9 hours.
Open the slow cooker. Using tongs, transfer cooked pork on a cutting board, reserving a cooking liquid. Allow cooling. Using two forks, shred cooked meat.
Let cooking liquid stand 5 minutes to allow fat to rise. Skim fat.
In another mixing bowl, combine water, cornstarch, ginger, and seasoning. Blend until smooth.
Stir in cornstarch mixture into reserved cooking liquid. Cook, uncovered, on a high-heat setting for a further 15-30 minutes, or until the sauce thickened.
Return shredded pork to slow cooker. Mix well. Serve with toasted buns.