What cut should I use to make pulled pork?

Many people eat pulled pork without knowing which cut it is made from, so don’t worry if you’re lost. If you’re making it from scratch, you will want to use the pork shoulder joint. This is because this cut is most suited to slow cooking, which is primarily what gives pulled pork its rich, tasty texture and flavour. To learn more about what type of pork to use, visit our in-depth pork cuts guide.

How to cook perfect pulled pork

  1. Rub the prepared pork shoulder joint with herbs and spices for extra flavour. Pour the liquid ingredients around the joint in your slow cooker or foil-lined tin.
  2. Cover tightly with foil and cook low and slow for around 5-6 hours at 150°C in your oven. Alternatively, omit the foil and cook in a slow cooker for 4-6 hours on HIGH or 8-10 hours on LOW.
  3. Remove from the oven (still wrapped up) and let rest in its juices for 20 mins.  Then pull apart with two forks for the tastiest, tender pulled pork.  For serving ideas have a look at our collection page.

How to cook pulled pork with Jamie Coleman

Jamie Coleman, former Gordon Ramsay chef, and now Head Chef in the south, shows how to cook a simple but delicious Pulled Pork recipe. This is an easy way to make a fantastic family meal, ideal any time of year. It’s an impressive main course, and also provides tasty left-overs that you can use in a variety of other dishes too.