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Easiest ever pulled pork


How to cheat at creating tender, juicy pulled pork? Make it in a slow cooker! Watch BBC Good Food's super easy video recipe for this crowd-pleasing meat dish.

Points to remember:

  • In a small bowl mix together 1 tbsp salt with 1 tsp ground black pepper, 2 tsp smoked paprika and ½ tsp cinnamon. Rub the spice mixture over 2kg pork shoulder, skin removed. Put 2 tbsp flour onto a plate then coat each piece of pork on all sides.
  • Heat 2 tsp oil in a large frying pan then sear the coated pork for 1-2 mins on all sides until golden (you may have to do this in batches).
  • Put 1 sliced onion at the bottom of a 3-litre slow cooker. Add the seared meat.
  • Add 4 crushed garlic cloves, 3 tbsp onion marmalade, 2 tbsp black treacle, 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar and 150ml apple juice to the slow cooker. Pop the lid on and cook on the low setting for 6-8 hrs.
  • 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, ladle over a little of the cooking juices. Pull the meat into bite-size chunks and shred with 2 forks or a spoon and a fork. Add a splash more cooking liquor.
  • Pile the pulled pork in to burger buns with your choice of fillings. We used smoky barbecue sauce, coleslaw, watercress and American mustard.

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