Idaho Applicious Cheese Stacker


3.25 lb Idaho Apples, Whole
¼ c Worcestershire Sauce
1 c Cider Vinegar
6.5 lb Onions, Whole, Fresh
2 T Paprika
6.25 c Water
9.5 lb Pulled Pork (pre-cooked)
¼ c Garlic Powder
½ c Cornstarch
3 T Vegetable Oil
1 T Pepper
50 Hamburger Buns
2.5 T Salt
2 T Dry Mustard
100 1oz Cheddar Slices
6.25 c Apple Juice
1 T Red Pepper Flakes


Preheat oven to 400°F.

Prepare Ingredients
Wash, core and thinly slice apples. Peel and small dice onion. Can thin slice apples using a meat slicer if available.

Heat Pulled Pork
Follow the manufacturer’s directions to heat pulled pork.

Prepare Apple BBQ Sauce
Heat vegetable oil in a tilt skillet. Add sliced apples, diced onions, and salt. Cook for five minutes or until onions become opaque.

In a separate bowl, mix apple juice, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, garlic powder, pepper, dry mustard, red pepper flakes, cider vinegar, and water. Stir to mix well. Add cornstarch and whisk until no clumps. Add sauce to apple and onion mixture and bring to a boil. Let simmer to reduce.

Bake Cheese Bread
Line sheet pans with parchment paper. Place 100 bun halves with bottoms and tops facing down. Topeach bun half with one slice of cheese. Bake for 5 minutes at 400°F. Note: Adding the cheese to bun prior to the meat and sauce creates a barrier so the sauce does not make the bun soggy.

Serving Directions
Serve 1 side of a bun with melted cheese and top with 1.5 oz shredded pork and 1/3 cup apple bbq sauce.

Chef Tips
When making a reduction you are simmering to remove the water content of a sauce to enhance the flavor. This works best at a medium simmer