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Cider-Braised Pork

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Cider-Braised Pork
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 5 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 8
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For a tasty fall or winter dinner, braise pork the easy way -- in your slow cooker. Apple cider is the perfect complement to pork shoulder.
Created Sep 7, 2016

Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil
  • 4 lb pork butt or shoulder, cut into 2-inch chunks
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups apple cider
  • 1 large white onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

Steps

  • 1
    Place 10-inch skillet over high heat; add enough vegetable oil to coat bottom of skillet.
  • 2
    Season 4 lb pork butt or shoulder, cut into 2-inch chunks, with salt and pepper all over. In batches, sear pork in oil until browned, about 1 minute on each side. After searing all of the pork, deglaze skillet with 1 1/2 cups apple cider, scraping up any brown bits from bottom of skillet.
  • 3
    Add 1 large white onion, sliced, to slow cooker; top with seared pork, and pour in apple cider. Cover and cook over High heat setting about 5 hours or until pork can be shredded with fork. Shred pork; add 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, and season with more salt and pepper as needed.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    The shredded pork makes a great addition to grilled cheese sandwiches, or you can serve it with mashed potatoes and a salad.

Nutrition Information

480 Calories, 30g Total Fat, 46g Protein, 7g Total Carbohydrate, 5g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
Calories from Fat
270
Total Fat
30g
46%
Saturated Fat
10g
49%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
140mg
47%
Sodium
85mg
4%
Potassium
680mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate
7g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
5g
Protein
46g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 6 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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