Wonderful recipe! Happened to have apricot preserves so used them in place of peach. Omitted the red pepper (family member has chili pepper sensitivity/allergy) and substituted with some cumin and mustard seed for a little kick. Also, based on other reviews, we subbed apple cider vinegar in place of the water for finishing the sauce. Delicious with coleslaw on rolls. Added to the favorites!
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Bourbon-Peach Barbecue Sauce
Smoked paprika comes from a centuries-old tradition in which chile peppers are slowly dried over low-burning fires of Spanish oak and then ground into powder. In the slow cooker, this earthy, aromatic spice adds outdoor smoked barbecue flavor.
This recipe goes with Bourbon-Peach Barbecue Pulled Pork Sliders
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Total: 7 Hours
- Calories: 206
- Fat: 5.9g
- Saturated fat: 2g
- Monounsaturated fat: 2.6g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
- Protein: 17g
- Carbohydrate: 20g
- Fiber: 1g
- Cholesterol: 54mg
- Iron: 2mg
- Sodium: 369mg
- Calcium: 41mg
- 2 teaspoons Spanish smoked paprika
- 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 (3 1/2-pound) bone-in pork shoulder roast (Boston butt), trimmed
- Cooking spray
- 1/2 cup unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
- 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/3 cup molasses
- 2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1/2 cup peach preserves
- 2 cups vertically sliced onion
- 5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup bourbon
- 2 tablespoons cold water
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Combine paprika, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and black pepper; rub evenly over pork. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pork to pan; cook 10 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Place pork in a 6-quart electric slow cooker.
- 2. Add stock and next 4 ingredients (through crushed red pepper) to skillet; bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Add preserves, stirring with a whisk. Pour mixture over pork; top with onion and garlic. Cover and cook on LOW 6 1/2 hours or until pork is very tender. Remove pork from pan, reserving liquid; cool slightly. Shred with 2 forks. Remove onion with a slotted spoon; add to pork.
- 3. Place a large zip-top plastic bag inside a 4-cup glass measuring cup. Pour cooking liquid into bag; let stand 10 minutes (fat will rise to the top). Seal bag; carefully snip off 1 bottom corner of bag. Drain drippings into skillet, stopping before fat layer reaches opening; discard fat. Stir bourbon into drippings; bring to a boil. Cook 10 minutes or until mixture is reduced to about 1 1/2 cups. Combine 2 tablespoons cold water and cornstarch in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk; add cornstarch mixture to sauce, stirring constantly until thickened. Stir in remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt. Drizzle sauce over pork; toss gently to coat.
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