Welcome to Day #3 of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. Whether you are a Broncos fan or a Seahawks fan, we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread. Each day we will be dishing up a different set of appetizers. We hope you enjoy this fabulous group of recipes. Tune in each day starting with Monday, January 20 and ending on Saturday, January 25.
We’re in the midst of Appetizer Week helping you get your recipes together for The Big Game. One tried and true that always gets rave reviews is my Bourbon Pulled Pork.
I have to confess, this recipe for these Bourbon Pulled Pork Sliders couldn’t be easier. A few ingredients whisked together and poured over a pork shoulder nestled in a bed of sliced onions in a slow cooker and *viola* you have a recipe that will make your house smell heavenly and flavors that will make your tastebuds sing. Want to up the ante even further – serve it on some slider rolls and your guests will adore you.
I promise you – serve these Bourbon Pulled Pork Sliders at your next soiree and you’ll score a touchdown every time.
On to the recipe:
Gather your ingredients
There’s flavor in the brown – trust me – it’s worth the effort to brown all sides
Adding a bit of bourbon to the sauce (try not to sip too much)
Nestle the pork on a bed of onions and drench with the bourbon sauce
Now – don’t you want a bite?
- Bourbon Pulled Pork Sliders
- 1 – 2 teaspoons of canola oil
- 2 – 3 lb. pork shoulder
- ½ cup of dark brown sugar
- ½ cup of bourbon
- 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons of ketchup
- ¾ teaspoon of smoked paprika
- 1 large onion, sliced
- Salt and Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
- Slider buns for serving
- Season the pork shoulder with salt and pepper.
- In a dutch oven or a stovetop safe slow cooker insert, add the canola oil.
- Over medium high heat, brown the pork shoulder on all sides.
- In a bowl, mix together the dark brown sugar, bourbon, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, ketchup and smoked paprika until the sugar is dissolved.
- Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper if needed.
- In the base of the slow cooker, layer the sliced onions.
- Nestle the pork shoulder on top and pour over the sauce.
- Make sure the pork is covered with the sauce, start the slow cooker and set to low.
- Let cook on LOW for 8 hours or so, until the pork is fork tender.
- Halfway through, if possible, turn the pork on the opposite side.
- Remove the cooked pork to a dish and shred the meat using two forks.
- Skim the fat from the sauce and the onions.
- Puree the onions and the sauce using an immersion blender until smooth.
- Pour some of the sauce over the pulled pork until the pork is “wet”.
- Serve on slider buns with a bit of sauce on the side.
Visit all the other Appetizer Week Blogs for more Snack Time Deliciousness:
- Meatball Bites by Cravings of a Lunatic
- Gluten Free Onion Butter Pretzels by Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
- Crawfish Dip by Call Me PMc
- Low-Carb Shrimp Guacamole by Yours and Mine Are Ours
- Bourbon Pulled Pork Sliders by Cooking in Stilettos
- Sun-dried Tomato Dip by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Sriracha Butternut Hummus by Farm Fresh Feasts
- Margherita Pizza Sticks by Makobi Scribe
- Chicken Parmesan Meatballs by Flavor Mosaic
- Feta-Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes with Shrimp by Food Lust People Love
- Ham and Sauerkraut Balls by From Gate to Plate
- Cheddar Cayenne Crackers by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Baked Pickle Chips by Lemons for Lulu
- Cheddar Cheese Olive Puffs by Life Off the Clock
- Manchego and Roasted Pepper Stuffed Mushrooms by The Little Ferraro Kitchen
- Restaurant-Style Chipotle Salsa by Home Cooking Memories
- Mango Jalapeno Sausage Rolls by Food Done Light
- Ham & Cheese Mini Cracker Sandwiches by Mom’s Test Kitchen
- Spicy Cheese Rounds by Try Anything Once Culinary
- Low Sodium Chicken Stuffed jalapeno Poppersby Cookerati
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