Shredded Pork Wraps with Sweet & Spicy Pear Slaw
Chartwells/Compass group USA
Wraps are a convenient way to enclose slightly saucy ingredients in a portable grab-and-go option. Chartwells manages foodservice at a number of schools and colleges, and this shredded pork wrap with broccoli-pear slaw has become a student favorite. The pork can be cooked ahead and canned pears shorten prep time.
Shredded Pork Wraps
6 lb. pork loins, trimmed of excess fat
6 cups low-sodium beef broth
2 cans (15 oz.) diced pears in juice, drained with juice reserved; divided
2 cups soy sauce or coconut aminos
2 tbsp. garlic powder
2 tbsp. onion powder
24 whole grain tortillas (8-in. size)
12 oz. shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Sweet & Spicy Pear Slaw
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
2 tbsp. reserved pear juice
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. dried red pepper flakes
2 cups reserved diced canned pears
4 cups broccoli slaw mix
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Place pork loins, fat side up, in hotel pans or roasting pan. Whisk together broth, 2 cups reserved pear juice, coconut aminos or soy sauce, and garlic and onion powders. Pour mixture over pork loins, cover pan with aluminum foil, and cook 3½ to 4 hours.
- Meanwhile, prepare slaw: In large bowl, whisk vinegar, mustard, reserved pear juice, salt and red pepper flakes. Add slaw to bowl and toss to combine. Refrigerate until ready to assemble wraps. (Slaw will keep up to 4 days, but will become increasingly spicy each day.) Add 2 cups reserved drained pears to slaw just before assembling the wraps.
- When pork is ready, use two forks to shred meat; add shredded meat back to cooking liquid for at least 15 minutes to moisten.
- To assemble wraps, place 3 ounces (about 1/2 cup) pork in center of each tortilla. Top with 2 tablespoons shredded cheese and 1/4 cup slaw. Fold up like a burrito and place each wrap, seam side down, in a preheated pan or panini press. Toast 1 to 2 minutes per side. To serve, cut in half and serve immediately.
Photo courtesy of Pacific Northwest Canned Pears