Slow cooker pork shoulder shredded and served on a plate

Slow cooker pork shoulder

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 6 hrs, 15 mins - 8 hrs, 15 mins (prep time is if trimming the fat from the pork)

Easy

Serves 6-8

Slow cooking delivers lovely tender meat. Cook this shoulder of pork until it falls apart, shred it, then pile into baguettes or serve alongside veg or salad

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: Per serving (8)

  • kcal245
  • fat9g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs1g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre0.3g
  • protein34g
  • salt0.4g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
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  • 1½kg piece pork shoulder
  • 250ml white wine
  • 250ml chicken stock
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary
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  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 garlic bulb

Method

  1. Remove the fat from the pork shoulder (you can get your butcher to do this bit for you). Season the pork with salt and pepper then heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium to high heat. Brown the pork shoulder on all sides then transfer to a slow cooker. Add all the other ingredients, then cook on low for 6-8 hours until the meat pulls apart when pressed with two forks.

  2. Remove the meat, place on a plate and shred it with two forks. Remove the herbs from the sauce and squeeze the garlic cloves out of their skins back into the pot. Put the meat back into its sauce for wonderfully tender and moist slow cooker pork. Serve as an alternative to your Sunday roast with roasted new potatoes, or with a big green salad, mustard and warmed baguettes.

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Alkymia
8th Nov, 2018
What is the size of the slow cooker used for this recipe? How can I amend the amount of liquid to my 6L slow cooker?
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goodfoodteam
14th Nov, 2018
Thanks for your question. Ensure the liquid comes about 1/3 of the way up the meat. If there’s too much liquid at the end then reduce it before adding the garlic.
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