Recipe by Chef John
"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."
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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.
Disappointed in this recipe. No alterations ..... aroma and outcome were incongruent. Bland.
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.
I was so glad to see one of the Reviewers commented that this could also be made with Thick Cut Pork Chops, because I had 4 of them that I used for this Recipe! They totaled 3 pounds of Pork Chops so I figured I'd make the recipe otherwise exactly as written (oops I just now realized I forgot to add the herbs and cayenne) and it was GREAT!
See my Pic... I served with Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Kale with Pine Nuts. It was a beautiful presentation and everyone LOVED it!
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.
I have not tries this recipe but I gave it a 5 star anyways. I made a recipe something like this so I know it's good. I take thick cut boneless pork chops and put them in crock pot. I season with salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. (A staple on all my meats) I cover that with sliced onions and minced garlic. Then pour apple juice or cider over it. When done after about 6 hours on low. I drain liquid and make thickening of flour and cold juice or cider in a jar to make gravy. I season more with salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. I have to make a lot of mashed potatoes cause my family can't get enough of this gravy. It's delicious and a family favorite at my house.
* 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: 388
** Calories from Fat: 233
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