Cranberry BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders

The Super Bowl is this weekend.. whatchu makin’?

I dont know about your sporting event watching parties, but if I’m hosting a bunch of boys for a football game I end up getting stuck in the kitchen.  Boo.

Which is odd because I believe I love football more than my Fireman.  For serious.

Me: When is the Super Bowl this year?

My Fireman: Hmm..

Me: Who is going..? 

My Fireman: uhhh..

Yes.  That is how it went.  My Fireman is such a manly, man- but when it comes to football, well, sports in general- he doesn’t keep up, I’m afraid.  Needless to say- I figured out all the questions above on my own account.  Its all good.  He runs into burning buildings and drives an ambulance for a living.

He keeps his manly, man card.

So- back to game day food.  What is easier than letting your slow cooker do the work for your game time munchies?  I’m in!

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Cranberry BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders

Adapted from Snappy Gourmet

Ingredients

    Pork
  • 1 (3-4 pound) pork loin roast
  • 4 cups beef broth, divided
  • Cranberry BBQ Sauce
  • 2 (6-ounce) cans tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice (about 2 oranges)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 (12-ounce) package fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle, more or less for desired heat
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • small whole wheat rolls
  • sliced red onion (optional)
  • chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

Instructions

Place pork in slow cooker. Add 3⅔ cups beef broth to slow cooker, cover, and cook on low for about 6-8 hours or until pork is tender and falling apart.

Meanwhile, prepare BBQ sauce. Combine all ingredients, along with the remaining 1/3 cup beef broth in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15-30 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened, and cranberries are broken down, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat and strain the cranberry sauce through a small metal sieve, pushing through using the back of a large spoon.

Remove pork from slow cooker, pull apart with 2 forks or chop into desired shredded state. Mix with BBQ sauce. Spoon pork, about 1/4 cup, into small rolls and top with onion and cilantro, or your favorite slaw!

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The sauce can seem labor intensive, but the flavor is amazing!  You can actually make it up to 2 days ahead of time and store it in the fridge until your ready to use.  I would warm it in the microwave or on the stove before adding it to your pork to keep your sliders hot.

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Whats your game day menu look like?

Comments

  1. I really like the cranberry addition here. I am with your man about football-I would care way more about the food ;)

  2. Sarah Jones says:

    Made these a few times they were wonderful!

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