Black Cherry Pork Wraps

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Slow cooked pork is so super yum. And it is sort of a blank canvas, you can push it in all sorts of directions. I have done Mexican flavors, bourbon, a honey mustard, and there are still so many ideas. One flavor that goes really well with a slow cooked pork is whiskey. It not only brings in a great flavor to the meat but it helps to make it even more tender and easier to shred. Black Cherry Pork Wraps is great way to use the pork and bring in a bit of a Cubano sandwich vibe with the pickles and swiss cheese.

Black Cherry Pork Wraps

I found this black cherry whiskey from an Oregon based company called Crater Lake Spirits. The whiskey is called Rock N Rye – a rye whiskey infused with a black cherry liquor. It is so very good over ice. But I know that it is not available nationwide yet. But do not despair – Jim Beam has a similar product called Red Stagg – which is a dark cherry bourbon. The Beam has a little more smokiness to it than the Rock N Rye, but it still has a great flavor.

For the BBQ sauce, I used my own Maple Bourbon BBQ, which I included the recipe for below. If you have a favorite BBQ sauce or just have something on hand already, you can certainly use that. For the flavor of these wraps, on the whole, I would stick with a smoky sweet sauce to pair well with the flavor of the smoky sweet pork. I also went with a plain flour tortilla but you could use a flavored one too.

Maple Bourbon BBQ Sauce

This pork is also good on regular bread too or maybe in a rice bowl. You could find lots of uses for it. The wraps are pretty filling so we didn’t actually have a side with them. But any kind of potato, pasta or salad on the side would be really tasty. These wraps also keep pretty well (as long as you use a slotted spoon to add the pork so you don’t get them too juicy). So they would make great lunches or maybe a picnic at the beach.

Black Cherry Pork Wraps

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Black Cherry Pork Wraps

A tender pulled pork slow cooked in black cherry whiskey and wrapped up with cheese and pickles in a tortilla.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword crockpot, pickles, pork, slow cooked pork, slow cooker, Swiss Cheese, tortilla, whiskey
Prep Time 10 minutes
Slow Cooker Time 8 hours
Servings 6

Equipment

  • 1 Slow Cooker at least 6qt

Ingredients

  • 12 slices Swiss Cheese
  • 1 cup Maple Bourbon BBQ Sauce see recipe below
  • 6 Burrito Size Tortillas
  • 1 cup Bread & Butter Pickles

For the Pork

  • 4 lb Pork Roast
  • 6 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 Small Yellow Onion minced
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 6 oz Black Cherry Whiskey

Instructions

  • Add pork to slow cooker. Combine remaining pork ingredients in a bowl and pour over top of pork. Secure lid and cook on low for 8 hours.
  • In the last 30 minutes of cook time, remove lid and use two forks to shred meat. (Remove any bones, if present). Stir into juice and secure lid for remainder of cook time.
  • To build the wrap, start with a tortilla and break a slice of cheese (lengthwise) in half, place in center. Next add portion of pork. Then drizzle with BBQ sauce and add pickles. Fold in the sides and then roll up the wrap. Cut in half on the diagonal and serve.

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Maple Bourbon BBQ Sauce

A sweet and smoky barbeque sauce that is great for dipping, grilling and saucing
Course Sauce
Cuisine American, BBQ
Keyword bbq, bbq sauce, bourbon, maple syrup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 1 pint

Ingredients

  • 2 15oz can Tomato Sauce
  • ½ cup Real Maple Syrup
  • cup Bourbon
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Parsley
  • 1 tsp Ground Mustard

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a sauce pan over medium heat. Bring just to a boil. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for at least 30 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Use right away or let cool to room temperature and transfer to a mason jar. Secure lid and store in refrigerator for up to two weeks.

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I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

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