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:
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!!*