This apple cider pork shoulder recipe is one of the best fall family meals. You'll love the warm flavors in this homecooked dish.
Fall is in the air, well it will officially be fall this weekend anyway. This time of year calls for lots of homey slow cooking, with an emphasis on seasonal flavors like apple cider. Last weekend, my husband was coming over to visit with our daughter, so I figured it was a good time to cook that Hormel Pork Shoulder I had picked up earlier in the week. They both love potatoes, and neither is shy about tangy flavors, so this Apple Cider Pork and Potatoes recipe seemed just the thing to serve them, during their visit together.
Can you make it with pork chops?
Yes, you can use pork chops instead of pork shoulder. The only thing that will change is the cooking time. Pork chops aren't as thick, so they don't take as long to cook.
Add Some Veggies
The pork shoulder is pretty large and fits in the dish perfectly with the potatoes. But if you have room, throw in some fresh green beans and chopped-up carrots. Then you'll have a complete meal.
Apple Cider Pork Shoulder and Potatoes: Perfect Fall Comfort Food
I was pleased with the result. The pork came out nice and tender with ample flavor. The potatoes had just the right amount of tanginess from the apple cider vinegar, yet it wasn't overpowering at all. I served simple steamed green beans on the side and whipped up some homemade bbq sauce from the drippings.
This is a great set it and forget it kind of meal. A big platter of tender apple cider pork shoulder and tangy potatoes is perfect for weekend days around the house, and if you have any leftover pork, it is great to toss in soups, stir-fries or burritos.
How to Make Apple Cider Pork Shoulder in the Slow Cooker
You can easily turn this into a slow cooker meal too. All you have to do is put all the ingredients into your slow cooker. Cook it on low for about 8 hours or on high for 6 hours. It will fall apart.
Apple Cider Pork and Potatoes
- Hormel Pork Shoulder Rubbed with BBQ Seasoning
- 1 ½ to 2 lbs. potatoes washed
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup water
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Chop potatoes (skin on) into 1 ½ to 2 inch chunks.
- Put potatoes in dutch oven, large baking casserole or other oven safe container with tight fitting lid.
- Nestle the pre-rubbed BBQ shoulder into the potatoes.
- Add water and vinegar, then cover and put in oven.
- Bake for 2 ½ hours, then baste the whole pot before removing most of the liquid (reserve for homemade bbq sauce).
- Bake another ½ hour uncovered.
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