Melinda Gale

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Recipe: Dark Roast Coffee Pork Sliders

 Community Coffee Company came up with the coolest recipe ever and I just HAD to share it with you guys! 

Dark Roast Coffee Pork Sliders

Serves: 10 / Prep: 40 mins / Cook: 9 hours

Ingredients

Sauce:

3 cups Community® Dark Roast coffee, brewed 

1 ½ cups firmly-packed dark brown sugar 

½ cup stone-ground mustard 

½ cup ketchup 

2 tbsps. tomato paste 

¾ tsp. salt 

¾ tsp. ground black pepper

Pork:

2 tbsps. vegetable oil 

1 (5 ½- to 6-lb) boneless pork shoulder, trimmed 

¾ tsp. salt 

¾ tsp. ground black pepper 

½ tsp. garlic powder

Directions

1.       For sauce: In a large skillet, whisk together brewed coffee, brown sugar, mustard, ketchup, tomato paste, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring frequently, until thickened, about 30 minutes. Pour sauce into a bowl. Wipe out skillet.

2.       For pork: In same skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Add pork to skillet, and brown on all sides, about 8 minutes. Place pork in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Pour 1 cup coffee sauce over pork. Cover and cook on low until tender, about 9 hours.

3.       Place pork on a cutting board, and shred between 2 forks. Serve on slider buns with remaining coffee sauce, prepared coleslaw and pickles.