Slow cooker pulled pork

Slow cooker pulled pork

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(5 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 8 hrs, 5 mins

Easy

Serves 8 - 10

Succulent pulled pork spiced with paprika and cinnamon is oh-so simple when you make it in the slow cooker. Serve with zesty fennel and apple slices, in bread rolls

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving (10) (excludes 'to serve' ingredients)

  • kcal325
  • fat21g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre1g
  • protein27g
  • salt1.7g
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Ingredients

  • 2kg pork shoulder, skin removed
  • 1 onion, sliced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
    Cinnamon

    Cinnamon

    sin-ah-mun

    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 1 tbsp flour
    Flour

    Flour

    fl-ow-er

    Flour is a powdery ingredient usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As…

  • 2 tsp oil

For slow cooking

  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 160ml cloudy apple juice
  • 1 tbsp black treacle
  • 2 tbsp honey
    Honey

    Honey

    huh-nee

    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 50g onion marmalade

To serve

  • 1 fennel bulb, sliced thinly
    Fennel bulb

    Fennel bulb

    Like Marmite, fennel is something that you either love or hate - its strong aniseed flavour…

  • 1 apple, sliced thinly
    Apples

    Apple

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    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • juice 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 8 - 10 bread rolls
  • English mustard
  • mayonnaise (optional)

Method

  1. Put the onion slices at the bottom of the slow cooker. In a small bowl mix together 1 tbsp salt with 1 tsp ground black pepper, the smoked paprika and cinnamon. Put the flour onto a plate then rub the spice mixture over the pork. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and roll the spiced pork in the flour before putting it into the pan to sear it on all sides (you may have to do this in batches). Once the meat is starting to pick up a golden colour pop it on top of the onion slices in the slow cooker.

  2. In a large jug combine all the ingredients for slow cooking the pork then pour over the meat. Pop the lid on and cook on the low setting for 8hrs.

  3. When you’re ready to serve, take the meat out of the slow cooker leaving the cooking liquor behind. Put the cooked meat on a roasting tray or large shallow bowl and pull it into bite-size chunks and shred with 2 forks. Ladle a little of the cooking juices over the pork and mix together.

  4. Toss the fennel and apple slices in the lemon juice and season well then serve along with the pulled pork in bread rolls spread with a little English mustard and mayonnaise if you like.

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ellabella9991
2nd Nov, 2016
0.05
Just did not taste nice at all
tobyjug3
22nd Sep, 2016
1 tbs salt in the method? Surely you mean flour as salt not mentioned in the ingredients
yorkshirejen
28th Aug, 2016
3.8
I made this yesterday - I found it was cooked after six hours on low but I suspect my slow cooker is a bit on the over-enthusiastic side. The meat was amazing, perfect texture, but I wasn't convinced about the sauce. It was very watery when I took the pork out so I slung it into a pan and boiled hard for about 20 mins to reduce it down, found the flavour was still lacking a bit of depth so squirted some tomato ketchup in and that lifted it really nicely. End result - sublime pulled pork and coleslaw sarnie. Grand!
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