"This pork shoulder recipe combines pork shoulder with apple cider in a slow cooker, where it is cooked for several hours until tender. Reduce the cooking liquid to create a thick and flavorful sauce you can pour over the sliced pork." — Chef John
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1 (4 pound)
boneless pork shoulder roast
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
rib celery, chopped
apple cider vinegar
2 1/2 cups
1 1/2 teaspoons
cayenne pepper, or more to taste
cold butter, cut into small pieces
chopped fresh herbs (Italian parsley, sage, or thyme)
Yet Another "Chef John" Favorite! We tried this recipe for our Sunday Dinner last night and it was a Huge Hit! The meat was fall apart tender and absolutely Delicious! We followed the recipe exactly as stated. On a side note, this could also work for an easy weeknight meal, using some super thick chops and less cider. This recipe has earned a spot in the regular rotation.
I made this dish with roasted potatoes last night and it was soo delicious! We could not stop eating it! I followed the recipe to the letter and would not change a thing. I will make this again and again. Perfection!
The blend of flavors was excellent, with just a hint of sweet! It's easy to prepare smell awesone good while cooking..simple comfort food.
Very flavorful and tender. Perfect ingredients for pork! I used a bone-in shoulder, about 4 ¼ pounds along with high quality organic apple juice. My roast was done in about 6 ½ hours on low. For the sauce, I added an extra tbsp of Dijon and decided to thicken a bit more with 3 tbsp water / 3 tbsp cornstarch. Served with red cabbage and roasted garlic cauliflower.
We overdid the pork a bit as we didn't buy the full 4 lbs -- it was fully our fault for not adjusting the cook time. But EVEN with that we were gobsmacked at how delicious this was. My husband and I were licking our plates. This won't simply be tossed into the recipe rotation; it's getting a place of honor.
This was very good. Nice flavor and VERY tender!
Made this recipe today step by step and it turned out PERFECT!!!!! Pork is hard to get taste in and this did it! Bravo!
Very good and could not be easier! I'm not a fan of pork shoulder, so I used a center cut pork roast instead and just reduced the cooking time to make sure it wasn't too dry. Very good!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Slow Cooker Apple Cider Braised Pork
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 233
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