Incredibly tender and delicious, this Slow Cooker Pulled Pork can be used in so many ways. It’s really simple to make with minimum effort too!
Everyone needs a good pulled pork recipe
Pork is my favourite meat with pulled pork being one of my favourite ways to eat it. I think everyone should have a good pulled pork recipe because it is such a delicious meat to use in so many recipes. The flavourings I have used in this Slow Cooker Pulled Pork subtly flavour the pork. This is so you can use it in other recipes without the flavour being tailored to one specific cuisine.
Slow Cookers are the perfect way of cooking pulled pork
Slow cooking is the best way to cook pulled pork in my opinion. It really helps to make the pork as tender as possible. A slow cooker is the easiest way to do this because you can leave it to do all of the work. Because this Slow Cooker Pulled Pork has quite a long cooking time, I like to cook it overnight. The liquid you add is enough to make sure the pork doesn’t dry up whilst cooking. You can then forget about it until the morning. Easy!
What to serve with Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
The list is literally endless! The easiest way of serving this Slow Cooker Pulled Pork is in rolls. To serve it like this, I like the pork to not be too saucy. So after I have shredded the pork, I don’t add it back to the slow cooking liquid. If you don’t mind juice dripping down your hand when you eat, you can definitely add the pork back to the cooking liquid. My Baked Chipotle Wedges and Mexican Sweetcorn Salad go really well with this.
Another way you could serve it is with rice. If you are serving it like this I would add the pork back to the slow cooker and let it absorb some of the sauce. One of my favourite ways to eat this pork is on my Quick Pulled Pork Pizza. This Slow Cooker Pulled Pork is really delicious in burritos too. There are just so many ways to use this delicious pork.
Don’t waste the onions!
Don’t think that the onions have done their job during the cooking process and should be thrown away. They have absorbed all of the cooking juices and are full of flavour. They are great along with the Slow Cooker Pulled Pork in rolls. It is up to you if you prefer your onions soft, or crisped up. Mr Curly prefers his crisp so I cooked them in a little oil in a frying pan.
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork makes the best leftovers
If you aren’t feeding a crowd, I would recommend cooking a large piece of pork. Once cooked, it will keep in the fridge for three days. From this one piece of pork you can make a number of delicious meals with the leftovers. It is delicious eaten hot or cold.
If you didn’t want to eat all of the pork, you can freeze it. Make sure you freeze the pork within an hour of it being cooked. Then defrost it in the fridge for around 8 hours until thawed. Make sure the pork is piping hot before serving. Once reheated, you shouldn’t refreeze the meat.
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Incredibly tender and delicious, this Slow Cooker Pulled Pork can be used in so many ways. It's really simple to make with minimum effort too!
- 2 kg pork shoulder
- 1 large onions sliced
- 350 ml cider
- 60 ml apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp whole grain mustard
- 1 tbsp chilli flakes or powder
- 5 cloves garlic sliced
- ½ tbsp dried oregano
- 2 tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
Slice the onion and add it to the bottom of the slow cooker. Place the pork shoulder on top of the onions
In a jug, whisk together the rest of the ingredients and pour over the pork
Cook on low for 9-10 hours
After cooking, lift out of the slow cooker and remove the rind and fat. Using two forks, shred the meat
Nutritional information is given as a guide only and my vary.