Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Korean Inspired BBQ Shredded Pork - Gluten-Free

Two weeks ago, I had a brilliant idea (at least I thought so) to make a Korean-ish meal.  I had a pork shoulder in my refrigerator, so I went for it.  I made a delicious marinade, PACKED with flavor.

Fast forward 10 husband calmly, and lovingly to me, "Honey, I'm sorry, but it has no flavor."

WHAT?!  How could it NOT have flavor?!  My marinade kicked butt!

After I calmed down (and tasted it.  He was right.  Flavorless.) I started thinking about it.  I believe the large amount of fat on the shoulder completely took the flavor our of my marinade.  It got "lost" due to the excessive amount of grease.

Well, luckily, I came across some beautiful pork loin roasts at Costco and I had a good feeling about them!  Turns out, my "good feeling" was spot on!  My Korean Inspired BBQ Shredded Pork was amazing!  My husband said tonight, and I quote, "Wow, honey!  This is REALLY good!" (Did you notice the emphasis on the REALLY?!!!! He meant it!!!) He was right.  It was.  My entire family cleaned their plates tonight, and Gavin even asked for seconds!

This Korean inspired marinade contains a delicious onion, lots of garlic and apple.  Say what?!  Apple???!!!  YES!  I'm telling you, this is incredible.

Best news of all, this is gluten-free and HEALTHY!  You don't need to feel any guilt eating this delicious shredded pork.  Serve it over rice, quinoa, on a gluten-free bun, or get even more creative.  Make it work for your family!

Servings: 8-10

1 medium onion
1 Macintosh apple
5 cloves garlic
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 tsp. hot sauce
2 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp. ginger
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 cup ketchup
2-3 lb. Pork Sirloin Tip Roast

Directions: (Use a 2-3 quart slow cooker for this recipe)
In a food processor, puree the onion, apple and garlic.
 Pour it into a bowl.

Add in the rice vinegar, hot sauce, soy sauce, ginger, chili powder and red pepper flakes.

Lastly, add in the brown sugar and ketchup.

Mix it up!

Put your pork loin tip roast into your slow cooker and pour the sauce over the top.
I flipped my roast just to make sure it was coated in this goodness all over!

Cook on LOW for 8-10 hours, or on HIGH for 4-5 hours.
Remove the pork, shred it and mix it back through the sauce.
Serve and ENJOY!

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