|Apple Barbeque Pulled Pork Nachos|
Begin by dry rubbing a 5 to 6 pound pork shoulder roast with a mixture of
½ tsp powdered ginger
1 tsp cumin
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon dry thyme
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp dry oregano
1 ½ tbsp kosher salt
Rub all over the surface of the roast, cover and let sit in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight.
Heat 4 tbsp oil in a large heavy bottomed skillet over medium heat and brown the roast on all sides. Transfer the roast to a covered roasting pan. To the roasting pan, along with the roast, add:
1 medium sized onion chopped
4 medium sized firm apples peeled and chunked
Meanwhile mix together in a medium size bowl:
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup molasses
¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
¼ cup Dijon mustard
½ cup apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons hot sauce (adjust to taste)
1 ½ tsp salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 cup apple juice
1 tsp powdered ginger
1 tsp Chinese five spice powder
Pour all over the roast, apples and onions in the roasting pan. Cover with aluminum foil then the lid of the roasting pan. Roast in a 300 degree oven for several hours ( approximately 4-5) until the meat is very tender and falling off the bone.
Remove the braising liquid to a saucepan, skim all the excess fat and reduce the liquid until it slightly thickens. At this point you can puree the sauce with an immersion blender or in a food processor to smooth it out and incorporate the cooked onions and apples. Pull the pork apart in finger sized pieces and pour the barbeque sauce over it.
Use the pulled pork along with montery jack and cheddar cheese to top tortilla chips and bake at 350 degrees F until the cheese has melted. Top with chopped avocado, tomatoes and green onions and serve with your favorite salsa.