Slow Cooker Shredded Pork with 'Skillet Apples'

Slow Cooker Shredded Pork with 'Skillet Apples'
Anne and John Newsome

Ingredients

  •  Dash of  apple cider vinegar
  • Gala apples
  •   One 3 1/2-pound pork loin roast, trimmed of excess fat
  •   Salt and pepper, to taste
  •   Garlic powder, to taste
  • 1 Cup  chicken broth
  • 1 Cup  apple juice
  • 1 Tablespoon  apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons  brown sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon  cinnamon
  • 1/8 Teaspoon  allspice
  • 1 Teaspoon  sage
  • onion, chopped

A slow cooker makes this dish a snap. This fall-inspired dish is perfect for a Sunday dinner, as you can take the leftovers to work the next day, putting them into a sandwich, wrap, or simply serving them with a little brown rice for a nutritious lunch.

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Directions

Fill a large bowl with cold water and add a dash of apple cider vinegar. Core the apples, cut into bite-sized pieces, and place in the water. (This keeps the apples from turning brown.)

Slice the loin in half, creating 2 equal-sized pieces. Place both pieces in a large slow cooker. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder, to taste.

Add the chicken broth, apple juice, and apple cider vinegar. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, and sage. Mix thoroughly and set aside. Drain the apples and place back in the large bowl. Add the chopped onion and sprinkle with the spice mixture. Toss thoroughly until the apples and onion are completely coated with spices.

Pour into the slow cooker, completely covering the pork loin. Cover and cook on low for 5 hours. Then, remove the pieces of loin from the slow cooker and place in a 9-by-13-inch casserole dish. Using 2 forks, shred the pork. Cover with aluminum foil and set aside.

Using a flat, broad spoon, skim any excess fat and oil off the broth mixture. Then, uncover the shredded pork, pour the apple and broth mixture over the pork, and fold gently with a spoon. 

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

446 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:

22%

Servings:

9
  • Fat 23g 35%
  • Carbs 22g 7%
  • Saturated 8g 39%
  • Fiber 3g 11%
  • Sugars 17g
  • Monounsaturated 10g
  • Polyunsaturated 2g
  • Protein 36g 72%
  • Cholesterol 112mg 37%
  • Sodium 414mg 17%
  • Calcium 53mg 5%
  • Magnesium 47mg 12%
  • Potassium 820mg 23%
  • Iron 2mg 10%
  • Zinc 3mg 21%
  • Phosphorus 372mg 53%
  • Vitamin A 5µg 1%
  • Vitamin C 2mg 4%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 109%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 29%
  • Niacin (B3) 9mg 43%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 46%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 9µg 2%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 16%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 3%
  • Vitamin K 3µg 4%
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