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Apple and Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwiches

Apple and Pulled Pork BBQ SandwichesRecipe courtesy of Michigan Apple Committee.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 cups cooked shredded pork butt roast
1 cup smoky or mesquite bottled barbecue sauce
1/3 cup Michigan Apple juice concentrate
1 tablespoon butter
2 medium Michigan Apples*, cored, sliced
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon-sugar
6 crusty sandwich rolls, split

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine pork, barbecue sauce and apple juice concentrate in large saucepan. Heat over medium heat until heated through, stirring frequently.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add sliced apples and cinnamon-sugar. Cook and stir 5 to 6 minutes or until apples are tender.
  3. Divide pork mixture evenly over bottom half of rolls. Spoon cooked apples over pork. Cover with tops of rolls.

Makes 8 servings.

*Suggested Michigan Apple varieties to use: Ida Red, Rome, Empire, Gala, Jonagold, Jonathan, McIntosh.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 510; Total Fat: 21g; Cholesterol: 67mg; Total Carbs: 57g; Fiber: 1g; Sodium: 598mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Michigan Apple Committee.