BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders with Homemade Potato Chips
Here is a great American, Simple Cooking with Heart dish to make on a game day, a weekend or when you have a little extra time.
- 1 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 2 1/2-3 lb lean, cut pork loin roast (all visible fat discarded)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened, plain apple sauce
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp honey
- 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 small onion (coarsely chopped)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened, plain applesauce
- 2 Tbsp sugar-free peach preserves
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 12 whole-wheat slider buns
- 12 slices thinly sliced green apple (about 1 apple)
- 12 slices thinly sliced red onion (about 1/2 an onion)
Tip: Shredding the pork when it is cooled and assembling the sliders are safe and fun steps to involve kids when preparing this meal.
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- 1 In a small bowl, combine thyme, garlic powder, 1 tsp. chili powder, paprika and pepper. Rub evenly over pork. Set aside.
- 2 In a small bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup applesauce, 1/4 cup vinegar, honey, chicken broth and water. In crock-pot, scatter onions to cover the bottom of dish. Place pork on top of onion and pour applesauce mixture over pork. Cook on low setting for 6-7 hours.
- 3 Remove meat from crock-pot and discard remaining cooking liquid. When cool enough to touch, shred pork by hand or with two forks, discarding any fat and/or bones. (Optional- remove onions with serrated spoon).
- 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- 2 Slice potato as thinly as possible, into about 1/8 inch thin slices.
- 3 Place one sheet of parchment paper on one of the baking sheets. Spray evenly with cooking spray and place one layer of potato slices. Spray another coat of cooking spray over the potatoes. Place another sheet of parchment paper. Turn the other baking sheet upside down on top of the baking sheet with the potatoes.
- 4 Bake for 20 minutes. Uncover top baking sheet and parchment paper, sprinkle with pepper and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
- 5 Remove any chips that begin to turn too brown before the 15 minutes is over. Let cool and serve with pork sliders.
Recipe copyright © 2016 American Heart Association. This recipe is brought to you by the American Heart Association's Simple Cooking with Heart ® Program. For more simple, quick and affordable recipes, visit heart.org/simplecooking.
|Total Fat||10.5 g|
|Saturated Fat||2.5 g|
|Trans Fat||0.0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||2.5 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||3.5 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||58 g|
|Dietary Fiber||8 g|
|Added Sugars||0 g|
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