BBQ pulled pork sandwich

BBQ pulled pork sandwich

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Prep: 25 mins Cook: 4 hrs, 30 mins

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Serves 8
Slow cook pork shoulder for four hours in the oven to tenderise then finish on a BBQ. Serve with a thick, tangy sauce

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze before finishing on the bbq

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal520
  • fat29g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre1g
  • protein49g
  • salt1.1g
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Ingredients

  • 2 onions, sliced
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  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp each mustard powder and smoked paprika
  • 1½ -2kg/3lb 5oz-4lb 8oz) pork shoulder, boned with rind attached and tied (ask your butcher to do this)
  • 140g tomato ketchup
  • 4 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tbsp soft dark brown sugar
  • 2 French stick, sliced into rolls, and coleslaw, to serve

Method

  1. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Scatter the onions and bay leaves in the bottom of a large roasting tin. Mix the mustard powder, paprika and 1 tsp ground black pepper with a good pinch of salt. Rub this all over the pork, making sure you rub it into all the crevices. Place the pork, rind-side up, on top of the onions. Pour 200ml water into the bottom of the tin, wrap well with foil and bake for 4 hrs. This can be done up to 2 days ahead – simply cover the tray in foil and chill until ready to barbecue.

  2. Light the barbecue. In a bowl, mix the ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar. Remove the pork from the tin and pat dry. Place the roasting tin on the hob, pour in the ketchup mixture and bubble vigorously for 10-15 mins until thick and glossy. Remove the bay leaves and pour the sauce into a food processor; blitz until smooth. Smear half the sauce mixture over the meat.

  3. Once the barbecue flames have died down, put on the pork, skin-side down. Cook for 15 mins until nicely charred, then flip over and cook for another 10 mins. The meat will be very tender, so be careful not to lose any between the bars. Alternatively, heat a combined oven-grill to high, place the pork on a baking tray and cook each side for 10-15 mins until nicely charred.

  4. Lift the pork onto a large plate or tray. Remove string and peel off the skin. Using 2 forks, shred the meat into chunky pieces. Add 3-4 tbsp of the barbecue sauce to the meat and toss everything well to coat. Pile into rolls and serve with extra sauce and a little coleslaw.

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lizleicester
15th Apr, 2017
5.05
This is a delicious way to do pulled pork - even without the barbecue at the end. I just popped the meat under the grill for a few minutes before serving it with the sauce. It took the full 15 minutes to reduce the barbecue sauce down to a really tasty, glossy sauce. Served it with a French stick and a variety of other bread rolls.
Judrop23
7th Nov, 2016
Good to feed a crowd. I took the skin off the shoulder first. Then put the seasoned meat, onions, bay leaves, and water into the slow cooker. Cooked all day, low. Made up the barbecued sauce after, with the juices from the slow cooker, smothered the pork in that, and whacked it in the over for 30 minutes. I also then took the opportunity to crackle up the skin to serve alongside the pork in brioche rolls. Perfect Bonfire food.
dylanski
7th Aug, 2016
5.05
Have tried many pulled pork recipes, and this is by far the best (and easiest)
kayclemwistow
11th Jul, 2016
5.05
Recipe is easy to follow and the results are gorgeous. I cooked in a slow cooker all day and finished off under a hot grill. Was beautiful. Will be making again.
lesley1142
14th Jun, 2015
5.05
Just made this for dinner tonight. It is absolutely scrummy!! Clean plates all round. The meat was so tender and the sauce lovely (didn't add any bay leaves). After blitzing the sauce I poured it over the meat and returned it to the oven on high for 15 minutes. Served with wraps, green beans, carrots, mash and Jersey Royals. Big thumbs up from me!
queenbubblemummy
26th May, 2015
5.05
Made this today with fabulous results. Produces a lovely, tender and moist piece of meat and the bbq sauce was delicious. I didn't do the bbq bit, just shredded the meat once it was cooked. We had them in tortillas, with plenty leftover for lunch tomorrow. Will make again as very easy and uses storecupboard ingredients. I didn't put sauce on crackling, but just mixed half in to the meat then served rest in a bowl for others to drizzle it on themselves. The blackbirds ate the crackling!
3874helen
3rd Jan, 2015
I've cooked this quite a few times now in the oven, we absolutely love it. We have it normally in fajitas rather than just sandwiches. Gorgeous!!
123shaz
20th Sep, 2014
5.05
Love this recipe .... i make a few adjustments tho .... i follow step 1 but i put my pork on top of a lot of root veggies , potatoes and onions .....When cooked i take off the crackling and about a third of the meat from each side for sunday dinner , the middle part i use for step 2 ... mmmmm bbq pork , i do it in oven usually tho , not always good weather for bbq ..... I also keep everything in the roasting tin for a really delicious gravy .....
clarecomrie
21st Aug, 2014
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jabberwocky87
28th Aug, 2016
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speechiemum
2nd Sep, 2016
My pieces of pork are double the size - do I double the cooking time?
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goodfoodteam
8th Sep, 2016
Thanks for your question, we recommend cooking your meat for two hours per kilogram. For more information on how to get the best results, take a look at our pulled pork guide. 
fionabard
7th May, 2016
How much is 140g of ketchup? Prefer All measurements in tbsp
Francesmalone1
26th Jul, 2014
I'm just making this and decided to be a little 'off the wall' and add a tbsp of Jack Daniels (other good whiskey is available) Yummy!