Sunday, March 2, 2014

Cranberry Pulled Pork Sliders

In my family we don't eat pork often, but when we do we absolutely know where it is coming from. No gestation crates for us. If you avoid factory farming, pork on occasion can be a healthy addition to a real food diet. Excellent article on the subject here: Is Pork Bad for You?

2 lbs. pork tenderloin 
2 cans cranberry sauce (or fresh when cranberries are in season)
2 Tablespoons dijon mustard
dried onion flakes

red & green cabbage
red onion
shredded carrot
apple cider vinegar

Also of course, Slider Buns. I used Le Culture Organic Brioche Slider Buns. I want to make my own buns next time, but for now these were a great substitute. Their only ingredients are: wheat flour, eggs, butter (which is milk and cream), sugar, sea salt, and yeast...all organic. Whatever buns you choose, please read the ingredient list. (more info about yucky stuff in your bread here: The Human Hair Additive in Your Food and Yoga Mat Material Found in Way More Food Products Than Subway Bread.)

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Place pork, cranberry sauce, and mustard in a dutch oven. (I use a Dutch Ovenfor this recipe, but you can also do it is a crock-pot.) Next sprinkle dried onion flakes over everything. I used these. Put lid on and place in oven immediately lowering the heat to 225 degrees F. Cook for 4 1/2 hours without opening the door of the oven.  

Ok so you have 4 1/2 hours to make the topping. No problem there. Slice up the cabbage, onion, and (using a vegetable peeler) the carrot. Toss with Apple Cider Vinegar. I like Bragg's.

After 4 1/2 hours remove from oven and pull meat apart with a fork. Build your slider. 

And then of course ENJOY!


  1. Yum! What a great flavor combination! I chose this recipe as a feature at my Sunday Dinner Link Party! I love it. Thank for sharing!

  2. Beautiful! I can see why you love the pics! Thanks for sharing over on Foodie Parties, I've pinned and Stumbled your recipe. Take a look here for the pin...