These sliders are a favorite staple at the Iowa State Fair.
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Excerpted from Fair Foods: The Most Popular and Offbeat Recipes from America’s State & County Fairs by George Geary. Copyright ©2017 by George Geary. Published by Santa Monica Press LLC. Photo by Bill Spoonster/Spoonster Photography
- 3 tablespoons Hungarian paprika
- 1 tablespoon sea salt
- 2 teaspoons freshly grated black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup coconut water
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 medium brown onion peeled and cut into quarters
- 3-4 pound pork shoulder cut in half
- 8-12 slider rolls toasted
- In a medium mixing bowl, blend together paprika, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and thyme. Add honey, coconut water, vinegar, and oil. Blend to form a paste.
- Place onion in the bottom of a slow cooker, then place pork shoulder on top. Pour paste mixture on top of pork.
- Cook pork in the slow cooker on low for 7 to 8 hours, or until meat is tender and easy to shred with a large fork. Cool completely.
- Pile shredded pork in slider rolls and serve.
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