Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork with Tangy Broccoli Slaw
Recipe submitted by: Amy Pickett
Recipe courtesy of: http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/pulled-pork-sandwiches-00100000074147/
1 medium red onion, sliced
8 tablespoons cider vinegar
kosher salt and black pepper
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 12-ounce package broccoli slaw (4 cups)
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
1 1/2 pounds pork shoulder, trimmed and cut into 2 pieces
4 thick slices sandwich bread, toasted
- In a medium bowl, mix together the red onion, 4 tablespoons of the vinegar, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours and up to 3 days.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons of the remaining vinegar, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Fold in the broccoli slaw and refrigerate for up to 12 hours.
- In a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker, mix together the yellow onion, tomato paste, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, Cajun seasoning, the remaining 2 tablespoons of vinegar, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Add the pork and turn to coat.
- Cover and cook until the pork is very tender, on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours (this will shorten total recipe time). Using 2 forks, shred the pork and mix it into the cooking liquid. Serve the pork and onions on the toast with the broccoli slaw. ***Quick Tip - If you can’t find packaged broccoli slaw, make your own: Combine ¾ pound finely chopped broccoli (a small bunch) with 1 shredded carrot.