Sunday, December 11, 2016

Bourbon Molasses Pulled Pork Sliders

I found a delicious recipe for pork chops on Real Food by Dad so I thought I would modify it into a pulled pork slider recipe!

1-2 lb pork roast
salt and pepper
2 TB canola oil

Juice and Zest from 1 good sized orange
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup bourbon whiskey
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 TB smoked paprika

1 recipe or package pull apart dinner rolls
Shredded or Thin slices of cheese of your choice
3 TB butter
1 TB minced garlic
1/2 tsp sea salt

Heat oil in a deep wide pan on medium high heat. Rub roast with salt and pepper.

Brown roast on all sides and place in a slow cooker. (optional: deglaze your pan with a shot more bourbon and pour that in the with roast too)

Combine all ingredients in a pan and heat to a boil. Reduce temp and simmer until it has thickened slightly.

Pour sauce over pork roast and cook on low for 8-12 hours until it is nearing 200 degrees via meat thermometer

Remove pork and allow to cool slightly.

Shred the pork up and return it to the slow cooker.

Allow to cook on low 1 hour more.

For the Sliders:

Without separating the rolls place them on a flat surface

 Slice them down the middle. Place the bottom half in a 9 x 13 pan.

Top with meat and the cheese,

 Then place the top half of the rolls back on.

Mix melted butter, salt and garlic, then brush the mixture over the top of the rolls.

Bake 15-20 minutes in 350 until golden brown and heated through

Slice and enjoy! (I stuck some jalapenos in mine, you can add extra toppings if desired!!