It has been so busy at work lately so I have been using my slow cooker to make dinner. Recently, I made this slow cooker ginger ale pulled pork sandwich which I stumbled upon while browsing through Walmart Live Better magazine. This dish caught my attention because it uses ginger ale, an ingredient which I use frequently in my cooking. I use it to cook braised beef , to marinate chicken tapa and even use it when I run out of 7-up to marinate pork chops.
In this recipe, the boneless pork shoulder, along with slices of onion and a can of ginger ale were slowly cooked for 8 hours. It was then shredded apart and coated with a sauce mixture of apple jelly, ketchup, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, garlic powder and ground ginger. My family and I enjoyed this sweet tangy pulled pork on a bun with creamy coleslaw. Enjoy!
Slow Cooker Ginger Ale Pulled Pork Sandwich
- 1 medium onion thinly sliced
- 2 kg boneless pork shoulder
- 1 355- mL can ginger ale
For the sauce:
- 1 cup apple jelly
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsp Tabasco sauce
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- Spread onion slices evenly at the bottom insert of slow cooker. Trim skin and any excess fat from pork and place over the onion. Pour in ginger ale. Cover and cook on low until meat is very tender, about 8 hours.
- Remove pork from the slow cooker and place on a large dish. Using two forks, pull the meat apart. Drain the onion and place on a small bowl. Discard the liquid from the slow cooker.
- Whisk together apple jelly, ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire, Tabasco, garlic powder and ground ginger in a large saucepan, then set over medium-high. Bring to a boil, whisking, until apple jelly is dissolved and sauce is smooth, 6 to 8 min.
- Add shredded pork and onion to the sauce in the pan. Stir until all meat is coated with sauce. Remove from heat.
- Serve on toasted Kaiser buns with coleslaw.