Bbq cider pulled pork

Bbq cider pulled pork

Something that’s certainly gotten more popular in recent years, I like using cider for the apple flavour with a bit of bbq sauce to finish it off.

This method uses a slow cooker, if you don’t have one just use an ovenproof dish with a lid/tinfoil and the oven on about 110°c.

Ingredients (makes about 2kg of pulled pork)
  •     About 2.5kg of pork shoulder
  •     1-2 litres of cider (I just use cheap stuff from Tesco/Asda)
  •     200-300g bbq sauce
  •     Salt and pepper
Cooking method (8-15 hours)
  1.     Cut the pork into smaller chunks, about 200-300g each and put it in the slow cooker.
  2.     Cover the pork with salt and pepper (don’t overdo it with the salt)
  3.     Pour in the cider until the pork is about 3/4 covered. Put the cooker on low and leave for 8-15 hours.
  4.     When it’s ready take it out of the cooker into a large bowl or roasting pan/plastic tub. Let it cool down for 5-10 minutes and remove any liquid from the slow cooker into measuring jug, or, put it in saucepan and put it on a high heat to boil (and reduce).
  5.     If reducing the liquid remember to keep an eye on it and remove from the heat when done. Return to the pork and remove all the fat, it should be easy enough to tear with your hands, if it’s still hot some vinyl/food gloves come in handy.
  6.     Now get 2 forks, or some meat claws (eBay or amazon), and pull the pork, it should easily come apart into strands, if not it needs more cooking, bear in mind the more meat you use in the same pot the longer it will need to cook.
  7.     Now put the pulled meat back into the slow cooker and add the bbq sauce, mix well and add the stock.
  8.     Put the slow cooker on high and cook for 15-30 minutes.
Costing

The above recipe costs a total of about £6 and makes 7-10 portions, so somewhere between 50-80p per serving, a lot cheap than you’d pay for it premade!

Nutrition

Here’s the nutrition info per 100g

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