Louisiana-Style Pulled Pork
If you are after a beautiful BBQ flavoured pulled pork, then this is the recipe for you. Whether cooked in a slow cooker or an oven, this delicious dish is ideal for beginner cooks or and for anyone who fancies a tasty, hassle-free meal. Freeze any leftovers and keep for a quick meal on a later, busy day,
- 1 x 1.6kg boneless pork shoulder joint, rind and skin removed
- 2 small onions, peeled and cut into wedges
- 1 x 300ml bottle prepared BBQ sauce of your choice
- 1 x 330ml can sweetened ginger ale or ginger beer (not diet)
Put the joint on a chopping board and pat dry with kitchen paper. With a sharp knife make several slashes over the joint. Season all over with salt and pepper.
Put the onion wedges in the base of the slow cooker. Add the BBQ sauce and the ginger ale or ginger beer. Gently mix.
Add the pork joint and coat in the sauce. Cover and cook for 4-6 hours on HIGH or 8-10 hours on LOW, or according to the manufacturer’s instructions for your slow cooker.
`Pull’ the cooked pork apart in the slow cooker by securing with a fork and shredding the meat with a second fork and use as required.
Pile the pulled pork and onions into toasted burger buns with extra sauce, coleslaw or pickled onions, salad leaves or any accompaniments of your choice.
Follow step 1. Preheat the oven to 150°C, 130°C Fan, Gas Mark 2. Place the pork into a small to medium-sized, foil-lined roasting tin or ovenproof casserole dish. Season the joint all over. Pour the BBQ sauce and ginger ale or ginger beer around the joint. Cover tightly with extra foil, or the casserole lid and cook in the oven for about 5 hours or until tender. Remove the joint the oven and leave to rest, in the cooking liquor and cover for 20 minutes. Transfer the pork to a chopping board (retain the cooking liquor) and `pull’ the cooked pork apart by securing with a fork and shredding the meat with a second fork, spoon over the remaining sauce and serve with the onions as required.
Got leftover pulled pork? Have a look through our collection of Leftover Pork Recipes for some tasty meal ideas.