Pork Shoulder With Apple and Onion


I felt like getting out the old Ninja Slow Cooker that I, and the other attendees, received at the International Food Blogger Conference a few years ago. In the past I have posted Cuban style pull pork recipes, so this time I wanted to come up with a different take. The Ninja cookbook had a good starter recipe for me, but as usual I felt compelled to embellish the recipe to make it mine.

My Pork Shoulder with Apple and Onion is easy to make and very fun to eat!


recipe serves eight.


8 hamburger buns.

3 lb boneless pork shoulder.

2 granny smith apples – peeled and sliced into wedges and then sliced into squares.

1 onion – chopped.

1 cup chicken broth.

1/2 cup apple juice.

1/4 cup brown sugar.

3 cloves garlic – minced.

2 tsp paprika.

1 tsp cumin.

1 tsp cinnamon.

1/4 tsp salt.

1/4 tsp ground black pepper.


In small cup combine paprika, cumin, salt and pepper and mix together.

Rub the spice all over the pork shoulder.

Layer the bottom of the slow cooker with onion and apple slices. Add cinnamon, brown sugar and garlic and mix. Move mixture to clear a spot in the center for the pork shoulder and then add the pork.

Pour apple juice and chicken broth over the onion/apple mixture taking care to not hit the spice rubbed pork.

Set slow cooker to high-heat for five hours. And then find something else to do to occupy your time.

When pork is cooked, remove it to plater and use forks to shred it apart. Place a serving on the bun. Using a slotted spoon to scoop out onion/apple mixture and top off the pork sandwich. If you want to add some of the awesome juice feel free.

And that’s all there is to making a great tasting easy meal.

Good Eating and Table Talk,




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