Pulled Pork Sandwich with California Avocado Slaw

Total Time: 55 min

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 520
Total Fat 25g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 1680mg
Total Carbs 43g
Dietary Fiber 9g
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 32g
Potassium 1150mg

Vitamin A 132 IU; Vitamin C 69 mg; Calcium 152 mg; Iron 3.6 mg; Vitamin D 25 IU; Folate 107 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.2 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 110%; Calcium 15%; Iron 20%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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Serves: 8

California Avocado Slaw 1 head green cabbage, thinly sliced 1 small red onion, thinly sliced 2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded, peeled and cut in 1/2-inch cubes 1 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded and peeled 2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper 1/2 cup champagne vinegar 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp. sugar Pulled Pork Sandwich with California Avocado Slaw 2 lb. boneless pork butt 1/8 lb. smoked bacon 1 cup BBQ sauce 2 cups low sodium chicken broth 1 Tbsp. kosher salt 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar 8 whole grain sandwich buns California Avocado Slaw (see make-ahead recipe below)

California Avocado Slaw

  1. In large mixing bowl, fold together the cabbage, onion and avocado cubes.
  2. In a food processor or blender, combine the remaining avocado, salt, pepper, vinegar, oil, cayenne and sugar. Blend until smooth.
  3. Combine the avocado puree with the cabbage mixture. Mix well; cover and refrigerate for an hour.

Pulled Pork Sandwich with California Avocado Slaw

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut pork into 3-inch cubes.
  3. Place the pork in a heavy bottom pot (or a Dutch oven) and add the bacon, BBQ sauce, chicken broth, salt and pepper.
  4. Over medium heat, stir as the liquid comes up to a simmer.
  5. Cover and cook in the oven for 2-2 1/2 hours, until pork is falling apart.
  6. Using two forks, shred the meat and stir in vinegar.
  7. Place even amounts of pulled pork on the bottom of each sandwich bun and top with California Avocado Slaw.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Did You Know?

There are hundreds of avocado varieties grown in California, and to avoid injury you should never cut an avocado while holding it your hand.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


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