Slow Cooker Smokey Applewood Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Prep time: 15min
Total time: 495min
Serves: 8
2 lbs
Boneless pork shoulder roast, string removed and trimmed of excess fat
1 kg
1
Sweet onion, sliced
1
Granny Smith apple, peeled and sliced
1
Bay leaf
2 1/2 cups
Beef Broth, 25% Less Sodium
625 mL
1/2 cup
Smokey Bourbon Applewood Grilling
125 mL
3 tbsp
Tomato paste
45 mL
2 tbsp
All-purpose flour
30 mL
1 tbsp
Chili powder
15 mL
1 tbsp
Worcestershire sauce
15 mL
2 cloves
Garlic, minced
1/2 tsp
Pepper
2 mL
8
Whole wheat buns
1/8 of the recipe
calories
540
fat
25 g
carbs
45 g
protein
34 g

Directions

  1. Place pork, onions, apples and bay leaf in slow cooker. Whisk together broth, half the grilling sauce, tomato paste, flour, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and pepper. Pour into slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or until pork is tender and cooked through.

  2. Remove any excess fat that has risen to the top and discard. Remove pork to a cutting board, cover to keep warm. Transfer sauce to a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened, about 15 min. Add remaining grilling sauce and heat through. Remove bay leaf.

  3. Shred pork with 2 forks and combine with sauce. Serve on buns with coleslaw on the side.