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Pulled Pork Sandwiches With Sour Orange Bbq Sauce – Recipe


Friends, meet tonight’s dinner. This succulent pork with the herbs and spices listed below simmers in the slow cooker, just waiting for two forks to pull it apart at the end of the day.

1 large onion
4 lb pork shoulder or butt
2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp chipotle black pepper
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp coriander
1 TB olive oil
6 cloves garlic, crushed
1.5 liters organic orange juice (1 carton)
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/8 cup apple cider
1/8 cup Dijon mustard
1 TB lemon juice
8 Kaiser rolls
Chop onion into large pieces and place in the bottom of a large pot or slow cooker. Put the pork roast on top. Place the crushed garlic cloves around the roast. Rub the roast with the sea salt, pepper, smoked paprika, oregano, cumin, coriander and olive oil. Add orange juice to the pot. Bring up to a boil (or set slow cooker according to manufacturer’s directions). Reduce to a simmer and cover. Check it after 2 hours (4-6 hours in slow cooker). A fork should slide into it easily. Cook another 30 minutes, if necessary until fork-tender. Remove roast to a cutting board. Allow to cool slightly and shred with two forks. Keep the meat warm. Turn a pot up to high and reduce the liquid to three cups. Strain the liquid. Whisk in ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, apple cider and lemon juice. Simmer uncovered until it is a nice, thick consistency of a sauce. Taste for seasoning. Combine about 2/3 of the sauce with the shredded meat and use tongs to make sure the meat is coated. Serve the meat on Kaiser rolls with more of the sauce on the side.
Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 200 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday afternoon at 4 on WWBA AM820 News and  other stations. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.

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