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:

459 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Daily value:

23%

Servings:

9
  • Fat 205g 316%
  • Carbs 228g 76%
  • Saturated 70g 352%
  • Fiber 26g 104%
  • Sugars 172g
  • Monounsaturated 91g
  • Polyunsaturated 22g
  • Protein 324g 647%
  • Cholesterol 1,007mg 336%
  • Sodium 3,921mg 163%
  • Calcium 520mg 52%
  • Magnesium 438mg 109%
  • Potassium 7,514mg 215%
  • Iron 16mg 89%
  • Zinc 29mg 192%
  • Phosphorus 3,382mg 483%
  • Vitamin A 62µg 7%
  • Vitamin C 23mg 38%
  • Thiamin (B1) 15mg 976%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 4mg 264%
  • Niacin (B3) 78mg 389%
  • Vitamin B6 8mg 418%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 89µg 22%
  • Vitamin B12 8µg 140%
  • Vitamin D 8µg 2%
  • Vitamin E 5mg 27%
  • Vitamin K 62µg 78%
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