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Perk up your menu with pleasing pork appetizers! From pulled pork sliders to Asian lettuce wraps, you will find a recipe here that will give your next meal a great start!

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By DeliciouslyDished

Rate this recipe 4.5/5 (21 Votes)
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork & Apple Cider Sliders 1 Picture
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Servings 6
Preparation time 5
Cooking time 305

  • 1 (3 to 4-pounds) boneless pork shoulder roast
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/4 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup apple cider or apple juice
  • 1 (15-ounce) package slider or mini sandwich buns (12 mini buns)

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This is a terrific recipe for a classic fried spring roll

  • 2 ounces glass noodles, sometime referred to as cellophane noodles
  • 3/4 pound ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup julienned carrots, about 1 small
  • 1/2 cup green cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced yellow onion, 1/2 small
  • 1/2 cup julienned taro or potato
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 12 (7-inch) square spring roll wrappers
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Chinese hot mustard, for dipping
  • Sweet chile sauce, for dipping
4.2/5 (19 Votes)

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These pretzel bites may take a little time to make, but so worth it! The added ham and cheese make these appetizers...

  • 1 (.25-ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon brown sugar, packed and divided
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110-115°F)
  • 1 cup warm milk (110-115°F)
  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup ham, finely chopped, about 3 ounces
  • 1/2 cup cheese of choice, I used cheddar, shredded
  • 6 cups water
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons coarse salt
4.4/5 (69 Votes)

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Pulled pork sliders are the best! Love this classic recipe served with cole slaw and pickles on top

  • 2 1/2 pound boneless pork shoulder roast
  • 1 cup onion, chopped, 1 large
  • 3/4 cup green sweet pepper, chopped, 1 medium
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 20 sliders buns or small round dinner rolls, split and toasted
  • Purchased deli coleslaw
  • Sweet or dill pickles, coarsely chopped
4.5/5 (23 Votes)

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Parmesan cups are easy to make and so festive for this Italian inspired appetizer with browned pork in a tomato sau...

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 (14-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, coarsely grated
  • 2 cups arugula leaves
4/5 (23 Votes)

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Hawaiian rolls with ham and cheese are glazed with a mixture of brown sugar, butter and Worcestershire sauce, then ...

  • 3/4 sticks butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoons French's mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 package King's Hawaiian Rolls
  • 12 slices honey baked ham
  • 12 slices provolone cheese
4.1/5 (155 Votes)

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Bacon and puff pastry wrap tender asparagus spears for this delightful appetizer

  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
  • 6 to 8 slices bacon
  • 12-15 asparagus spears
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Salt
  • Pepper
5/5 (8 Votes)

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These delicious Hawaiian Ham Roll Sliders are great for a picnic, a party, a main dish or just a snack

  • 1 package Hawaiian sweet dinner rolls
  • 1 onion, minced or grated
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1 package deli sandwich ham
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese
4.3/5 (40 Votes)

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Kek pua'a is a Samoan version of bao, which you can sometimes find in Chinese restaurants

  • FILLING:
  • 2 small pork chops, minced
  • 1/2 onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • DOUGH:
  • 1 tablespoon yeast
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
4.3/5 (45 Votes)

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Check out this recipe that will be a real treat on game day or whenever you are in need of a delicious appetizer

  • 4 ounces tortilla chips, about 4 cups
  • 1 can (9.75-ounces) Swanson® Premium Pulled Pork in Barbecue Sauce, undrained
  • 1 medium tomato, diced, about 1 cup
  • 1/2 cup pickled jalapeño pepper slices, drained
  • 1 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese, 4 ounces
4.7/5 (6 Votes)

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Salty bacon, rich goat cheese, savory-sweet jelly, and roasted jalapeño--it takes teamwork to make the dream work

  • 2 ounces goat cheese, softened
  • 2 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon grated red onion
  • 3/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 medium jalapeno peppers, halved vertically and seeded
  • 3 center-cut bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons red pepper jelly
  • 1 teaspoon water
4.7/5 (12 Votes)

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This is a low-budget meal, because the cut of pork is very inexpensive

  • CILANTRO AND LIME SOURCREAM:
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 -to 2 pounds pork butt roast (you can use pork sirloin because it's lean)
  • 3 to 4 fire roasted poblano peppers* or 1to 7 ounces can whole green chiles
  • NOTE: Or, use a quality brand of Chili Verde Sauce, about 1 1/2 cups or 12-ounces.
  • 5 to 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (I used non fat)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 1 large onion, cut into rough chunks
  • Dry Rub (note, measurements are approximate; adjust to suit your taste)
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • DIPS:
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Cilantro and Lime Sour Cream
  • Additional Ingredients:
  • 12 (or more) corn tortillas
  • Shredded Mexican cotija cheese (or cheese of your choice)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • NOTE: I froze half of the shredded pork for a future meal because I had approximately 12 to 14 taquitos using just half of the mixture. You can make shredded pork tacos at another time, for a quick fix meal.
4.5/5 (16 Votes)

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Pulled pork nachos are easy, hearty, and cheesy of course! Serve them up at a party or family gathering along with ...

  • 3 large handfuls of tortilla chips
  • 1 cup leftover carnitas or pulled pork
  • 1 tablespoon barbeque seasoning
  • 1 to 1 and 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup scallions, sliced
4.4/5 (21 Votes)

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I’m on a mission to learn more about Asian cooking~~ I mean I love to go to Asian restaurants and just like all t...

  • 3 pounds pork tenderloin
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 rib celery with leaves
  • 1 large carrot
  • 4 peeled garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
  • Water, as needed
4.5/5 (2 Votes)

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This pâté has a sweetness from the dried apples, a few savory notes from the bay leaves, and a distinguishing cru...

  • 1 1/2 pounds coarsely ground pork*
  • 1/4 cup dried apple slices, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup whole roasted pistachio nuts, shelled
  • 1/4 cup brandy or Cognac
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 4 bay leaves
  • coarse-ground mustard to taste
  • cornichons or sour gherkins for garnish
  • baguette slices, toasted, for serving
4.4/5 (5 Votes)

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