I recently felt like making pulled pork but finding a recipe online proved to be a challenge, there are so many different ones and they all call for lots of ingredients. I like my cooking to be simple and have the least amount of ingredients as possible, while still making a super tasty meal. So I made my own recipe, using bits of what I read online. It is as follows:
- Pork shoulder ~ 2.5kg (£8.50 - Tesco)
- Bottle of BBQ Sauce (£3 - Tesco)*
- Bottle of Ale (£1.60 - Tesco)**
- 2 Onions (66p Tesco)
- Meat Seasoning***
* Sweet Baby Ray's Honey BBQ
** Newcastle Brown Ale.
***Garlic, Pepper, Chilli seasoning
Rinse the meat/dry.
Rub the seasoning/salt/pepper onto the meat.
Slice one onion and put it in the bottom of the slow cooker.
Put the meat into the slow cooker, fat side up.
Slice the other onion and put it ontop of the meat.
Take a swig of ale, then pour the rest into the bottom of the slow cooker (be careful not to wash the seasoning off the meat).
Cook on low for 8 hours.
Leave it alone, don't take the lid off or anything.
After 8 hours, take the lid off and prod the meat with a fork to see if it comes apart easily (this means this cooking step is done.) If it doesnt, cook it for a bit longer.
Lift the meat out of the cooker (I used a couple of spatulas), and place into a dish.
Drain the liquid/onions from the cooker.
Remove the fat/onions.
Pull the meat apart with two forks/remove the bone.
Contine to shred the meat.
Put the meat back into the (now empty) slow cooker.
Empty the bbq sauce on top then fill the bottle with water half way, shake and empty into cooker.
Mix together and cook on low for 2 hours.
Once cooked, put into a clean dish to serve.