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Slow Cooker Apple Cider Braised Pork Roast


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  • 4 pounds boneless pork shoulder roast
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 shallots, sliced
  • 1 large onion,diced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 8 cloves garlic,chopped
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 4-5 sprigs of thyme



Step 1

1.Season Pork with kosher salt and pepper.Heat oil in large skillet over high heat. Sear pork on all sides until browned, about 3 minutes each side. transfer pork to slow cooker
2. Reduce temperature to medium, cook and stir shallots, onions, garlic and celery until they softened, about 5 minutes. Pour in aplle cider and cook , scraping browned bits, until liquid is nearly evaporated.
3.Pour shallot mixture over pork shoulder in slow cooker. Add aple cider, parsley, bay leaves and thyme. Cover and set slow cooker to low,and cook until fork tender but not falling apart, about 6 hours. Turn pork every two hours. Remove pork from slow cooker to a platter and cover loosely with foil
4.Pour remaining liquid through a fine mesh strainer into a large saucepan; place over high heat and cook , skimming fat from the top until reduced to 1/4 of original volume about 10 minutes
5.Remove sauce from heat and stir in dijon mustard and cayenne pepper. Slowly whisk in cold butter until incorporated. Season with salt and pepper
6. Cut pork into 1/4 inch slices and serve with sauce

NOTE: Delicious with Mashed potatoes and butternut squash or string beans


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