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Classic pulled pork

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Slow cooked pork baps
Slow cooked pork baps
  • Serves: 8

  • Prep time:

    plus 2-3 hours to marinate meat
  • Cooking time:

    8-10 in a slow cooker or 6-8 hours in an oven
  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Mid-price

Making classic pulled pork is easy thanks to this simple recipe. Smothered in a rich, flavoursome sauce, it's so tender and just falls off the bone. Plus, by leaving it to bake it in a slow cooker you can make the most of an inexpensive shoulder of pork - resulting in the meat being soft and absolutely delicious. Our easy pulled pork recipe smothers the pork with a BBQ marinade so that it's bursting with flavour. As good as any restaurant version, your homemade pulled pork may take 6-8 hours to cook, but it will be more than worth the wait! This recipe serves 8 people so it's a great way to feed a crowd - and works out at only 271 calories per portion.

Ingredients

  • 1.5-2kg (3-4lb) boneless pork shoulder
For the sauce:
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 8 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 4 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp dark muscovado sugar
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Baps, coleslaw and chips, to serve

To save space when marinating the pork in sauce, put it in a freezer bag and seal: This also makes it easy to massage the sauce around the meat so its evenly coated.

Method

  1. To make the sauce: Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Spread the sauce thickly over the pork and put it in a bowl, cover with cling film and leave it to marinate in the fridge for at least 2-3 hours, or overnight.
  3. Put the pork and sauce into a slow cooker and place on the low heat setting for 8-10 hours, without opening the lid, or until the pork is very tender. Or, cook in a covered dish in the oven at 140C/275F/Gas Mark 1 for about 6-8 hours, or until the meat is tender, basting it occasionally with the sauce.
  4. Remove the pork from the slow cooker or oven and leave it to rest for about 10 mins.
  5. Pour the liquid into a small pan and skim off any fat. Boil to reduce and thicken slightly.
  6. Place the pork on a board and cut off the skin and any visible fat. Use 2 forks to shred the meat into small pieces and stir into the sauce. Serve the pulled pork hot in baps, along with coleslaw and chips

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 271(kcal)
  • Fat 8.0g
  • Saturates 2.5g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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