Slow Cooker Shredded Apricot Pork Sandwiches

2021-02-23
  • Yield: 10
  • Servings: 10-12
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 9:00 h
  • Ready In: 9:10 h

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    168
  • Carbohydrates

    19 g
  • Cholesterol

    35 mg
  • Fat

    4.4 g
  • Fiber

    1.2 g
  • Protein

    13 g
  • Saturated Fat

    1.4 g
  • Serving Size

    1
  • Sodium

    666 mg
  • Sugar

    15 g
  • Trans Fat

    2.2 g
  • Unsaturated Fat

    0.8 g
  • Potassium

    305 mg
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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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Ingredients

  • 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

Method

Step 1

In a small mixing bowl, combine sliced onions, apricot preserves, brown sugar, barbecue sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and red pepper flakes. Mix well.

Step 2

Place pork roast in the slow cooker. Pour apricot mixture over roast.

Step 3

Cover slow cooker and cook on low-heat setting for 8-9 hours.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

Let cooking liquid stand 5 minutes to allow fat to rise. Skim fat.

Step 6

In another mixing bowl, combine water, cornstarch, ginger, and seasoning. Blend until smooth.

Step 7

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.

Step 8

Return shredded pork to slow cooker. Mix well. Serve with toasted buns.

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