RECIPE: Slow Cooked Pulled Pork

I mentioned in my post about the most recent Degustabox that I was planning on attempting slow cooked pulled pork and I am so happy to say that it was definitely a success! It was surprisingly easy but also torturous as it meant my flat smelt like pulled pork all day – I was so glad to finally eat it. My attempt was mostly based on this recipe from Hayley’s blog however I used the BBQUE Barbecue Sauce from the Degustabox instead of making my own sauce.

I used just two ingredients – a bottle of barbecue sauce and a boneless pork shoulder joint – and there was minimal preparation required. It does take a long time so be prepared for the commitment, but it’s worthwhile.

To start with I unwrapped my pork joint and trimmed as much fat as possible before popping it in a bowl and smothering it in the bulk of the barbecue sauce. Various online recipes recommended leaving the joint to marinate in the fridge overnight however by the time I realised it was too late so I just popped it in the fridge for two hours. After it had marinated I squeezed it in to my slightly too small slow cooker and left it on high for an hour, turned it back down to low for another five hours and then finished it off with an hour-ish on high. When it’s on high it’s a good idea to keep an eye on it to make sure it’s not bubbling over (yeah… oops) but ideally you should check it every so often throughout the process.

Once cooked I placed the joint in to a large bowl and pulled it apart using two forks, removing any excess fat as I went. I had mine with some pasta & cheese on the side but I have an insane amount left over, so it’s lucky that it’s absolutely delicious! The barbecue flavour isn’t as overpowering as I had expected it to be and it’ll make a great accompaniment for many meals. I have a few ideas for the leftovers already including bagels, nachos and baked potatoes. I’ll probably have pop some on top of macaroni cheese too – beautiful!

How do you like to eat pulled pork?