Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

For Christmas I received a slow cooker, I have been meaning to get one for ages but have always had something more important to spend my money on!

My first experiment was pulled pork. It’s a dish that all my family love but I have never attempted to make it myself.

The pork joint leg joint cost £2.80 for 1.9kg and I completely underestimated how much it would make. It gave the four of us (two hungry adults and two toddlers), enough for three different meals.

Our first meal we had the pork in a pitta bread with salad. Secondly, we had barbecue pulled pork buns (my personal favourite!). Lastly, I mixed taco Seasoning with leftovers and put it in a thinly rolled out two ingredient flat breads with cheese, quick salsa and peppers.

My BBQ pulled pork cost 34p a serving and the buns were reduced to 10p for 6, so it was a super cheap meal!

For the pulled pork:

1.9kg pork leg joint 

700ml beef stock 

3 tbsp brown sugar 

2 tbsp paprika 

1/2 tsp black pepper 

1/2 tsp chilli powder 

2 tsp garlic granules 

Pinch of salt (optional) 

1. Mix together the sugar, paprika, pepper, chilli powder, garlic granules and salt. Rub it into the pork until completely covered. Place into your slow cooker dish as well as the beef stock.

2. Cook on low for around 7 hours.

3. Once cooked, carefully lift out and transfer onto a large plate or baking tray. The meat should easily pull apart with a fork.

For the BBQ sauce:

Costs: 42p

150g tomato ketchup 

2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 

1 tsp salt (optional) 

1 tsp garlic granules 

2 tbsp brown sugar 

1. Heat the ketchup, sugar and garlic in a saucepan and cook until sugar is no longer granulated. Stir in the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

*I am a complete novice when it comes to slow cooking so there maybe other ways to cook pulled pork but it was the best damn meal I have had in ages!!*

20 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Pulled Pork”

  1. I absolutely love my slow cooker but have only used it to cook casseroles and stews so far! I am a big fan of pulled pork so am going to try this! If you look online there are so many things you can cook in a slow cooker…. even cakes!!!

    Laura x x x

  2. Pulled pork is one of my favourite slow cooker recipes! We never manage to make it last so long though as we are always getting second helpings! I love the three different ways you served it.

  3. I can’t believe how cheap this was to make! It would be a winner dinner in my house. I must give this a go. #TastyTuesdays

  4. I love slow cookers!! I use mine so much – even for deserts, we made a lovely blueberry cake the other day just add blueberries to the bottom and cake mixture to the top and leave it for a few hours. Its so cheap and easy! This pulled pork looks delicious I love the idea of making it last over a few meals too!

  5. I have to say I don’t have a slow cooker so there might be better ways to do it but I don’t know how ! haha but with tasty things like this i might consider getting one! I have seen some fab recipes around incorporating slow cooking but this is one of my favourites! definitely in our wheelhouse !

  6. I’ve just got a new range cooker with a slow oven it has an on and off switch nothing else. At the moment I’m using it to store my baking trays lol. I think this might be one of the first things I try in it, apparently I have to get anything up to boiling point before putting a casserole in so will have to see what I can do. Might need to modify the recipe a little.

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