Apricot Pulled Pork Hoagies

Dried apricots, spreadable fruit, and barbecue sauce add zip to this pulled pork sandwich recipe.

Apricot Pulled Pork Hoagies
Photo: Scott Little
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cool Time:
20 mins
Slow Cook Time:
10 hrs
Start To Finish Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Yield:
6 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped sweet onion (1 large)

  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil

  • 2 cup Pulled Pork Master Recipe (see recipe below)

  • ½ cup apricot spreadable fruit

  • ½ cup bottled hot-style barbecue sauce

  • 2 tablespoon snipped dried apricots

  • 4 hoagie rolls, split and toasted

Pulled Pork Master Recipe

  • 1 3 pound boneless pork shoulder

  • 1 cup chopped sweet onion

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 12 ounce bottle chili sauce

  • 2 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook onion in hot oil over medium heat about 4 minutes or until tender. Stir in shredded pork, spreadable fruit, barbecue sauce, and dried apricots. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 5 minutes or until desired consistency, stirring occasionally.

  2. Divide meat mixture evenly among hoagie rolls. Makes 4 servings.

Pulled Pork Master Recipe

  1. Trim fat from pork shoulder. If necessary, cut pork to fit a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker. Place pork, onion, and garlic in slow cooker. In a medium bowl, combine chili sauce, brown sugar, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Pour over pork in cooker.

  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 11 hours or on high-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours. Remove pork from cooker, reserving juices. Using two forks, shred pork; discarding any fat. Skim fat from juices. Add enough juices to the pork to moisten. Place 2-cup portions of pork in airtight containers and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Makes 6 cups.

For easy cleanup:

Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your pork is finished cooking, spoon it out of your slow cooker. Once the food is out of your slow cooker liner, simply dispose of the liner. Note: Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

641 Calories
14g Fat
96g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 641
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 1386mg 60%
Total Carbohydrate 96g 35%
Total Sugars 42g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 7.1mg 35%
Calcium 121.2mg 9%
Iron 3.6mg 20%
Potassium 641mg 14%
Folate, total 104.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.