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Slow Cooker Pork and Apples Rice Bowls

Delicious slow cooker pork and apples rice bowls are a savory dish the entire family will love.

I am trying to use up apples every day so I can work through the boxes and boxes of apples I got from my sisters tree. I cannot continue to eat apple cakes and caramel apples to use up the apples if I want to be able to wear my jeans for much longer, so it was time to use up some apples in a savory dish.

Who doesn’t love apples for dinner? When I think of using apples in a savory dish, I instantly think of pork and apples!

A new twist on the classic pork chops and applesauce. These easy slow cooker pork and apples rice bowls combine a sweet and tangy pork with fall apples. Recipe on housefulofhandmade.com.
The classic pork and apples combo is pork chops and applesauce. I love pork chops with applesauce, but I needed a dish that I could set up in the morning and forgot about. I love using my slow cooker for easier dinner time.

I don’t use it as much as I should, but this week has been crazy with PTA events and I knew I wouldn’t be home until 6:30pm, no time to cook a normal dinner before kids got crazy, so I turned to my slow cooker.

A new twist on the classic pork chops and applesauce. These easy slow cooker pork and apples rice bowls combine a sweet and tangy pork with fall apples. Recipe on housefulofhandmade.com.

This slow cooker pork was perfect for our quick dinner. I love the sweet and tangy pork with the apples. I added the sautéed apples to to the top to add another layer of texture, slightly crisp but warm and delicious.

A new twist on the classic pork chops and applesauce. These easy slow cooker pork and apples rice bowls combine a sweet and tangy pork with fall apples. Recipe on housefulofhandmade.com.

Then you put all that goodness on top of a bowl of rice and chopped romaine lettuce. I love the addition of romaine lettuce to the rice bowl. It adds a crisp texture to your rice bowl. So good! You could also do this with shredded cabbage, it would pair beautifully with the tangy pork. These rice bowls are the perfect for having dinner while curling up with a good book.

A new twist on the classic pork chops and applesauce. These easy slow cooker pork and apples rice bowls combine a sweet and tangy pork with fall apples. Recipe on housefulofhandmade.com.

Making these pork and apples rice bowls couldn’t be easier. Start by mixing together 1/2 tsp dried thyme, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp smoked paprika, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper. Rub it on a 2 lb pork roast then place it into your slow cooker.

A new twist on the classic pork chops and applesauce. These easy slow cooker pork and apples rice bowls combine a sweet and tangy pork with fall apples. Recipe on housefulofhandmade.com.

Slice 1/2 of a medium onion into thin slices and throw it on top of the pork roast in the slow cooker.

A new twist on the classic pork chops and applesauce. These easy slow cooker pork and apples rice bowls combine a sweet and tangy pork with fall apples. Recipe on housefulofhandmade.com.

In a small bowl, mix together 1 cup applesauce, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 apple cider vinegar and 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce. Pour over the top of the pork and onions. Cook on low for 8-9 hours.

A new twist on the classic pork chops and applesauce. These easy slow cooker pork and apples rice bowls combine a sweet and tangy pork with fall apples. Recipe on housefulofhandmade.com.

When the pork is done, remove it from the slow cooker, then skim the fat off the top of the sauce. Shred the pork then stir it into the sauce.

In a small sauté pan, heat 1 Tbsp butter then add in 2 large apples chopped and sauté until slightly soft.

A new twist on the classic pork chops and applesauce. These easy slow cooker pork and apples rice bowls combine a sweet and tangy pork with fall apples. Recipe on housefulofhandmade.com.

Fill your bowl with romaine lettuce and rice (I prefer brown rice), top with a scoop of shredded pork with sauce and some sautéed apples. Then curl up and enjoy!

A new twist on the classic pork chops and applesauce. These easy slow cooker pork and apples rice bowls combine a sweet and tangy pork with fall apples. Recipe on housefulofhandmade.com.

This is the perfect slow cooker dinner for fall. Another favorite to add to my list of my 10 favorite things to do with apples.

A new twist on the classic pork chops and applesauce. These easy slow cooker pork and apples rice bowls combine a sweet and tangy pork with fall apples. Recipe on housefulofhandmade.com.

A new twist on the classic pork chops and applesauce. These easy slow cooker pork and apples rice bowls combine a sweet and tangy pork with fall apples. Recipe on housefulofhandmade.com.

Slow Cooker Pork and Apples Rice Bowls

Yield: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes

A new twist on the classic pork chops and applesauce. These easy slow cooker pork and apples rice bowls combine a sweet and tangy pork with fall apples.

Ingredients

  • 1 2lb pork roast
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 large apples, chopped
  • 1Tbsp butter
  • brown rice and chopped romaine, for serving

Instructions

  1. Mix together thyme, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Rub all over pork roast. Place roast in the slow cooker.
  2. Slice onion into thin slices and put over pork in slow cooker.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together applesauce, brown sugar, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over pork and onions in slow cooker.
  4. Cook on low for 8-9 hours (until pork is tender and easily shredded). Remove pork from slow cooker, skim fat off the top of the sauce. Shred pork and stir into sauce.
  5. Melt butter in a small saucepan and then sauté chopped apples just until tender.
  6. Fill a bowl with chopped romaine lettuce and rice. Top with shredded pork and sautéed apples.
  7. Enjoy!

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Now it’s time to break out the canner and get through a lot of these apples!

-Kati with picture of blog author Kati

 

 

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Lela

Wednesday 21st of October 2015

This sounds really delicious! I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday! Have a great week.

Kati Farrer

Friday 23rd of October 2015

Thank you Lela! It was so delicious.

Audrey

Saturday 17th of October 2015

I love throwing a big pork roast in the slow cooker. Hours later it has transformed like magic. Thanks for sharing on the #HomeMattersParty . I hope you will join us again next week.

Kati Farrer

Monday 19th of October 2015

Agreed, pork roasts and slow cookers are a match made in heaven!

Heather

Thursday 15th of October 2015

Oh man this looks SO good! I pinned it to make sometime soon :) YUM!

Visiting from Grandma Ideas!

Kati Farrer

Thursday 15th of October 2015

Thank you Heather! I hope you get a chance to try it soon, you will not be disappointed if you do ;)

Carlee

Monday 12th of October 2015

Yum! I love pork and apples in the fall. This looks perfect for this time of year!

Kati Farrer

Tuesday 13th of October 2015

Yes, pork and apples for fall is the best!

Jessica H.

Sunday 11th of October 2015

This sounds absolutely delicious and perfect for Fall! Pinning to make sometime soon!

Kati Farrer

Sunday 11th of October 2015

Thank you Jessica! It was delicious, and I ate every last bit of the leftovers ;)

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