Bank holidays are usually a time to get together with friends and family, and this weekend we did just that. On Friday night we attended a football presentation for my eldest and then went onto the local pub with friends for a few drinks (and discovered yummy buffalo wing flavour pretzel pieces). On Saturday we had friends over, who brought with them some lovely sweet peas, and we spent time catching up over a few drinks whilst the kids played football in the garden.
Sunday was a family day, spent celebrating the 2nd birthday of a special little boy (and a new bike, chocolate cake and a game of Pictionary).
As I didn't want to spend the day cooking I went to my go-to meal that enables me to spend as little time as possible at the cooker whilst guests are here, but never fails to impress. Slow cooker pulled pork is so easy to prepare, and I usually cook it the day before we need it and then reheat it in a shallow dish covered with foil, in the oven alongside baked potatoes.
I usually cook the pork on a bed of onions which I then blend with some of the juices and bbq sauce to make a gravy, however this time I added apples along with the onions and then added them to the pork once it had been shredded.
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork - serves 8
1.5kg - 2kg pork shoulder joint
pulled pork seasoning (you can find my recipe for bbq seasoning here)
3 eating apples, cored & sliced
5 onions, peeled & sliced
400ml cider (or cola, dr pepper or apple juice)
- remove any netting or string from around the pork joint
- pat the pork dry and rub the seasoning all over
- add the apples & onions to the bottom of a slow cooker pot
- place the pork on top
- pour the cider into the pot
- cook on high for approx 5 hours, or until the pork falls apart easily
- remove any fat & discard
- using 2 forks, shred the pork
- drain the apples & onions from the cooking liquid & stir into the pork
- stir some bbq sauce into approx 200ml of cooking liquid and pour over the pork
- serve with soft bread rolls, baked potatoes & coleslaw
I made a little video showing how I made the pulled pork, just please excuse the poor sound quality & the annoying beeps from my GoPro!
More delicious pulled pork recipes can be found on the Love Pork website here.
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