I’d never been a huge fan of pork but that changed as soon as I tried pulled pork. It was at the Martinborough fair where my husband ordered a smoky slow cooked bbq pulled pork burger and it tasted amazing! Tender, succulent and full of flavour, I probably ate more than just a bite when I asked to try it!
After that I went on a mission to create delicious pulled pork at home. The good news is melt in your mouth, full of flavour bbq pulled pork is actually simple to make, especially using the slow cooker Crock-Pot. You can use cheaper, tougher cuts of meat and the slow cooking process makes them deliciously melt in your mouth tender.
The Crock-Pot I used is the Lift & Serve CHP450 model which is perfect for help yourself style meals like pulled pork. The liftable lid makes it easy to serve your own without having to take the lid on and off all the time. You can check out the new models of Crock-Pot here.
This makes a delicious easy workday meal or something tasty for the weekend too.
Here’s the recipe:
BBQ Pulled Pork
BBQ Pulled Pork
- 1.5 kg pork shoulder or leg
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon mustard powder
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 2 teaspoons oregano
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder + 1 extra teaspoon
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- Salt and pepper
- ½ cup apple cider vinegar
- ½-1 cup BBQ sauce depends how saucy you like it
Cut the visible fat layer off the pork. Rub over the herbs and spices and season with salt and pepper. Place the pork into the Crock-Pot. Pour around the apple cider vinegar and put the lid on the Crock-Pot. Turn to low and leave to cook for 8 hours.
Pour out the liquid and reserve ½ cup. Place the liquid in a small bowl and scoop any fat from the top (sometimes I add some ice cubes to cool it down and coagulate any fat which can make it taste a bit greasy) then mix through the BBQ sauce.
Using two forks, pull apart the pork in the Crock-Pot. Season with salt, pepper and sprinkle over the extra spoon of garlic powder. Mix through the BBQ sauce mixture.
WIN WIN WIN -competition closed
I’m giving away the Crock-Pot Lift & Serve CHP450 model so you can create delicious slow cooked meals at home. To be in the draw, simply check out the Crock-Pot website and tell me what recipe you think you’d try out if you won.
Competition closes 14th July 2017 is open to NZ residents only.
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