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Slow Cooker Apple Bourbon BBQ Pork Sandwiches make an easy weeknight meal that you can put in the slow cooker and go about your day and only takes 3 ingredients. Who doesn’t love having a meal waiting for them at the end of the day?
When New Years day rolls around are you too tired from celebrating to make an elaborate meal? I know I am and I love to have a quick meal ready to serve as we start the New Year.
Slow Cooker Apple Bourbon BBQ Pork Sandwiches are your answer! My husband loves anything that involves BBQ so I know this would be his ultimate comfort food after a night of celebrating. The best part is I made it this week and will have some in the deep freezer when New Years rolls around so all we have to do is heat it up and enjoy.
To make things even easier for you, this recipe involves three simple ingredients: the meat (I used boneless pork shoulder but you could use chicken or brisket), the Campbell’s Apple Bourbon BBQ Slow Cooker Sauce and half of an onion. And guess what is even better? You put the meat into the slow cooker with the chopped onions and drizzle the sauce on top and let the slow cooker do its magic-literally 5 minutes of preparation. You can watch football, catch up on sleep, sip a New Years Day drink, and not have to worry about dinner.
The Campbells Slow Cooker Sauces are great because you can go basic and just add the sauce to the meat and it tastes delicious or you can get creative and add your own extra ingredients—maybe add peppers, or apple slices?
I also love this recipe because it makes a lot of food—enough to feed your family and have leftovers. As a busy, pregnant Mom this is music to my ears. I love being able to deep freeze meals for those busy nights. With this recipe we ate the Apple Bourbon BBQ Pork a couple of times over a week, once on sandwiches and once on a pizza, and then I froze the rest in individual portions so my husband or I can pull it out and heat it up on a minutes notice. With a new baby on the way that’s what I am talking about!
Apple Bourbon BBQ Pork Sandwiches is a quick and easy meal that cooks in the slow cooker while you go about your day. This recipe makes a lot so you can freeze some for later!
Boneless Pork Shoulder (2 to 3 LBS.)
1/2 sweet onion, chopped
1–13oz pouch Cambells Apple Bourbon BBQ Slow Cooker Sauce
Whole wheat buns
Place pork in a slow cooker, add onions and pour sauce over the pork.
Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 4-5 hours or until pork is tender.
Shred pork with a fork and return to slow cooker, mix well with juices.
Serve warm on whole wheat buns garnished with sliced apples, healthy coleslaw or pickles.
This recipe makes a lot of BBQ pork so depending on how many you are feeding you should have leftovers that you can freeze. I let it cool completely and then put individual portions into freezer bags with the name and date on the bag so I can grab it on a busy night.