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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
4.5/5 (13 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
4.3/5 (17 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
4.4/5 (89 Votes)

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Not just for pizza anymore, combine ham and pineapple on flour tortillas to make a tasty, cheesy quesadilla concoct...

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes (Optional)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pineapple chunks in juice
  • 1/2 pound smoked ham
  • 8 (8-inch) flour tortillas
4.5/5 (63 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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This bacon and onion dip starts with making a flavorful onion jam, then mixing the cooked onions with bacon and bas...

  • Onion Jam:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry English mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan
  • 1/3 cup Onion Jam, recipe follows
  • 3 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Chopped chives, for garnish
  • Serving suggestions: crackers, toasted bread and vegetables
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
5/5 (3 Votes)

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Country Pâté is filled with all the pork-y flavors your guests crave

  • 3/4 cup Cognac
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup minced onion
  • 2 1/2 pounds ground pork
  • 12 ounces bacon, about 8 to 10 slices, finely chopped, plus 14 bacon slices for lining pan
  • 3 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons allspice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • 1 6-ounce piece ham steak, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick strips
  • coarse sea salt to taste
  • cornichons, tiny French pickles, to serve
  • Dijon mustard, to garnish
4.9/5 (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
4.5/5 (31 Votes)

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A savory pork, shrimp and salted cabbage filling, seasoned with ginger, garlic and scallions, is the most tradition...

  • DOUGH:
  • 6.75-ounces unbleached all-purpose flour; more for kneading, about 1 1/2 cups
  • FILLING:
  • 2 cups napa cabbage, finely chopped
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 12-ounces ground pork, about 1 1/2 cups
  • 8 ounces shrimp peeled, deveined, coarsely chopped, about 1 cup
  • 3 medium scallions, thinly sliced
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Shaoxing (Chinese rice wine) or dry sherry
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons toasted Asian sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • COOK THE DUMPLINGS:
  • Vegetable oil, as needed (for pan-fried dumplings)
  • Kosher salt, as needed (for boiled dumplings)
  • 1 recipe Ginger Vinegar or Scallion-Soy Dipping Sauce
4.5/5 (32 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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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
4.5/5 (16 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
4.6/5 (8 Votes)

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