Pulled pork is a major favourite of both mine and JHoggs. If there is even a vague possibility of adding it to a meal then we’ll do it!
For a long time I avoid making it at home. I assumed it would be hard and a faff and generally not worth my while. Imagine how stupid I felt when I discovered how wrong I was!
There are loads of variations of pulled pork. Personally, I love BBQ pulled pork and thankfully that is the simplest one to make! This recipe is hands down the easiest recipe I have in repertoire. I hope you enjoy it!
- Boneless Pork Shoulder (around 1.5lbs – because thats as much as my slow cooker can take!)
- 1 Onion – Chopped
- 50ml water (or stock if you have it)
- 1 Cup BBQ Sauce (we use bottled for ease but homemade would be amazing!)
- 1 Tbsp Mustard
- 1 Tbsp Honey
- 1/2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
- Salt and Pepper
- Place the onion in the bottom of your slow cooker. Pop the pork on top, and pour over the water. Turn the slow cooker on to low and leave it for around 8 hours. Do not lift the lid to look at the pork, this works best when it is left alone!
- 8 hours later it should be very tender. Remove the meat from the slow cooker and allow to cool slightly. Remove the hard fat (if you want to make cracking with it then stick it on the side for later!).
- Optional – At this point I like to put the meat in the oven for 10 minutes to crisp up the outside slightly. This is down to personal taste and is not necessary!
- Pull the meat into thin shreds. I like to use 2 forks to shred it but any technique goes!
- Return the meat to the slow cooker. Add the BBQ sauce, mustard, honey and soy sauce. Add salt and pepper if required. Cook for 1 more hour on low.
- Serve and enjoy!
There are so many ways you can serve pulled pork, but these are some of our favourites:
- Keep it simple, serve it as it comes with some sweet potato fries and corn on the cob.
- In a bun with some salad
- On top of a hamburger – perfect for a BBQ
- With baked potatoes and cheese
- Left overs are amazing the next day with cheese in a toastie
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